I love a cold glass of chocolate milk. But I can’t justify paying over $6 for a 4 litre jug of the stuff at the grocery store… yikes! This new homeowner can’t afford such luxuries.
So, I looked to the best place I could think of for a simple recipe: Pinterest.
Pinterest is, by far, the best source of recipes I’ve ever come across. Seriously. If you don’t have a food and drink board to pin on, you are missing out on some excellent tastebud experiences.
I read a few different chocolate milk recipes, but I was having a hard time finding one that sounded simple, quick, inexpensive, and healthy enough for me to try. I’m not much of a health nut, but some of these recipes wanted me to add spoons and spoons of sugar PLUS corn syrup. The way I saw it, the fewer ingredients I added, the more healthy and inexpensive the recipe would be.
Some other recipes said to boil ingredients on a stove, then let it cook for several hours, then add it to milk. This sounded okay, except it seemed like ultimately too much work for a glass of brown milk, and I wanted something that was quick! I didn’t want to wait several hours to find out if the recipe even tasted good.
After doing a little bit of research, I decided to try a simple one out and adjust the measurements to fit my taste. I am OBSESSED with the recipe I’ve come up with, so of course I had to share it with you. So, without further adieu, here is my super easy recipe for excellent chocolate milk:
- 1-1/2 cups milk (I like to use skim white milk, because it doesn’t froth as much as 1 or 2%, but use whatever kind you prefer! If you don’t drink cows milk, or prefer even less froth, try soy or almond milk instead)
- 1 tbsp cocoa
- 2 tbsp icing sugar (use more or less depending on how sweet you like your milk! I also like using just 1 tbsp of icing sugar, but my family likes a sweeter, less cocoa-y taste)
- 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
That’s it! Only 4 ingredients. I told you it was simple.
Combine all ingredients in a blender (or magic bullet, which is what I use) and turn it on.
Do you have any simple recipes to share? How about changes to this recipe to make it even more delicious? Let me know in the comments!