Chocolate Milk from Scratch Recipe


This isn't so much a recipe as a guideline; start here and adjust to your personal taste. You can use whatever kind of milk is your favorite; I prefer 2%. Any sweetener is acceptable: honey, sugar, agave syrup, even maple syrup can work. Just remember that each has a different sweetness level.

If you like, you can microwave and mix in the same mug—just know that it won't be very cold when you mix it. If that ends up being the case, you can always stick it in the freezer to chill for a few minutes.

Recipe Facts

Active: 2 mins
Total: 3 mins
Serves: 1 serving

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  • 1 cup cold milk

  • 1 1/2 teaspoons Dutch-process cocoa powder

  • 3/4 teaspoon honey (or 1 1/2 teaspoons granulated sugar)


  1. In a microwave-safe container, heat 1/4 cup of the milk until steaming, about 15 seconds.

  2. Add the cocoa powder and honey (or sugar) to the hot milk, and stir vigorously until all the lumps are gone.

  3. Transfer the cocoa mix into your glass of choice, and fill with the remaining cold milk. Enjoy!

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Nutrition Facts (per serving)
157 Calories
5g Fat
19g Carbs
9g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 1
Amount per serving
Calories 157
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 5g 7%
Saturated Fat 3g 15%
Cholesterol 20mg 7%
Sodium 115mg 5%
Total Carbohydrate 19g 7%
Dietary Fiber 1g 2%
Total Sugars 19g
Protein 9g
Vitamin C 0mg 2%
Calcium 293mg 23%
Iron 1mg 5%
Potassium 342mg 7%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)