I adore a creamy glass of chocolate milk. But it’s not something I want except occasionally, and I don’t even want an entire half or whole gallon of it either. Most chocolate milk that you buy in the store has high fructose corn syrup in it anyway, or just tastes watered down.
So here’s my alternative to buying it from the store. This is a healthier option, and a thriftier one at that.
Ingredients (just remember 2-2-2):
- 2 cups of milk
- 2 T cacao powder (I like Navitas Naturals)
- 2 T maple syrup
If you like, you can make it more chocolatey by adding in more cacao. A lot of times I’ll add another tablespoon of cacao if I really need a chocolate fix.
Pour your milk into a blender and add in the cacao powder and maple syrup. Blend on medium-high for 2-5 minutes until you reach a smooth, yummy consistency.
If you’re having trouble getting rid of the gritty powder consistency, instead add your powder, sweetener and a touch of water to a saucepan and heat until you have a syrup. Then use the same directions as above, but add the syrup to your milk instead.
This is enough chocolate milk for two servings, or in my case, one! So double or triple it up for more people.
Something else we like to do with this recipe is add in a banana or two. It makes for a nice, power-up breakfast “smoothie.”
Do you make your own chocolate milk at home or have something yummy that you like to throw in the blender with chocolate? I’m always trying new things around here, so I’d love it if you share your tips!