One thing I fondly remember doing as a kid is drinking chocolate milk. The chocolate milk powder in the yellow package was my favorite. I loved taking a spoon full of that powder and sliding it into the cup of milk, letting bubbles form as the milk was saturating the chocolate powder. Then I would eat that glob of chocolate goodness! Hmmm, I can taste it now.
I think as kids chocolate is probably one of the main food groups! However, when you have a kid with food allergies chocolate milk isn’t all smiles anymore. The sadness in your kids face as your picking up syrup bottles and powder mixes and reading the ingredients, and placing them back on the shelf, is depressing. Chocolate milk isn’t something that kids with food allergies can always have. Usually between artificial ingredients, allergens, and cross contamination, chocolate syrup and powder mixes can no longer be purchased.
Kelsie can’t go without chocolate milk, and thankfully with homemade mix, she doesn’t have too! Even if you don’t have a food allergy the store bought stuff is overly processed. So why not choose a better for your health option?! It’s too easy not too, and guess what, you have ALL the ingredients to do it with. Maybe not the mason jar, but you can use any air tight container. See, now you have all the stuff you need!
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What do you need?
⅓ cup cocoa powder
⅔ cup sugar
dash of salt
What do you do?
Mix all ingredients and pour into a mason jar or other air tight container.
Use one to two tablespoons in your cup of milk when your ready for chocolate milk or hot cocoa.
Note: This powder doesn’t mix as easily as the store bought stuff, but you can get it mixed very well. Start by stirring it into your milk and then using the back of the spoon and mash the balls of chocolate powder that have formed on the top against the side of your cup. Do this a couple of times and you’ll have velvety smooth scrumptious chocolate milk!
If you are making this for a chocolate syrup lover, you have to try our Homemade Chocolate Syrup with 6 Ingredients You Have in Your Pantry Right Now!