DIY Nesquick Chocolate Milk Powder Mix – Super simple and cheap to make. Made with just 3 ingredients you probably already have.
Did you ever go into your cupboard or fridge, excited to grab a snack or a drink, only to find that it’s not there. Gone. Happens often in my household, and probably in most of yours too. I’m pretty sure my daughter probably mentioned to me a few weeks ago that we were out of Nes-Quick. More then likely I went to the grocery store, didn’t like the price of it, and decided to wait until I found a sale on it. Then it got forgotten. Usually someone else would eventually complain, reminding me to pick some up, but this time I was the one craving chocolate milk.
So I got to thinking – how hard can it really be to make Chocolate Milk Mix? Anyone with taste buds can guess that cocoa powder and sugar are the main ingredients – ingredients that most of us have readily have on hand. So I started searching on the greatest DIY resource ever – Pinterest.
Turns out, it’s all real simple. Mix together sugar, cocoa powder and a pinch of salt. I kept it beyond simple and threw everything together in a mini food processor and gave it a whirl for a minute or two. Mixing cocoa powder is far more pleasant when you’re not inhaling lungfuls of cocoa powder dust.
It certainly looks and smells like your average chocolate milk mix. As for taste – it’s spot on. Here’s the thing though, you can’t mix this “as is”. Of course I originally ignored that advice and tried it anyway. I ended up with a lot of gritty sugary cocoa floating on top of your chocolate milk that just wouldn’t mix in. No worries though, innovative pinners and bloggers before us have already found a solution to this. Start your glass off with a bit of warm water and mix in the chocolate milk mix – this dissolves all the sugar crystals. Now add your milk, stir and enjoy.
I love this DIY Chocolate Milk Mix. It takes a minute to make with ingredients I always have on hand and it’s way cheaper than buying the prepackaged stuff. Plus, I always feel better making this kind of stuff myself – I get to leave out all the unnecessary additives. This is definitely something all you chocolate milk enthusiasts need to try! Give it a try, I ‘d love to hear how it turns out!
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- ⅔ Cup Sugar
- ⅓ Cup Cocoa Powder
- Pinch of salt
- Combine all ingredients. I threw all 3 in a mini food processor and mixed for a minute or two.
- Store in a sealed container.
- Plan on 1-2 tablespoons (to taste) chocolate milk mix to per 8 ounces of milk.
- When making a glass of chocolate milk, stir powder mix into 1 - 2 tablespoon warm water to help dissolve sugar crystals.
- Add milk, stir and enjoy.