How to Make Chocolate Milk without a Chemistry Degree

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By Daisy Luther

Chocolate milk is just so darned good.  However, if you read the labels at the grocery store, you might think you need a chemistry degree to make it!  Artificial flavors, artificial colors, artificial sweeteners and unpronounceable items that are NOT found in nature outstrip the basics of chocolate and milk.

The kind you purchase already premixed in a carton  is laden with high fructose corn syrup and a host of  other nasty ingredients.

Milk, Corn Syrup High Fructose, Calcium Carbonate, Cocoa, Potassium Citrate, Sugar,Carrageenan, Guar Gum, Salt, Flavor(s) Natural & Artificial

Plus, at least in my small town, it’s only sold in conventional form.  We are strictly organic with dairy products because of the hormones.  So what about the bottles of chocolate syrup to make our own?  It’s awful too!!!!!  Here are the ingredients in storebought chocolate syrup:

Sugar, Water, Cocoa Processed With Alkali, Salt, Citric Acid, Potassium Sorbate Preservative,Flavor(s) Artificial, Xanthan Gum, Caramel Color, Red 40, Blue 1, Yellow 6

Notice that in the syrup, there’s more sugar in it than water?  Further, there are all sorts of preservatives – and what’s with the artificial color?  Since when did chocolate not look chocolatey enough?  Homemade chocolate milk is a slightly lighter color than the artificially coloured stuff, which just confirms that your drinking dye with the storebought syrup.

I’m here to tell you – chocolate milk does NOT require all these chemicals. Making your own is inexpensive, simple, and far healthier!

To make a glass of delicious chocolate milk, you only need 3 ingredients:

  • 1 tbsp of sugar (we use an organic muscovado sugar for a deep rich flavor)
  • 1 tsp of baker’s cocoa
  • Milk

Pour about 1/2 inch of hot water into the bottom of a glass.  This doesn’t have to be boiling hot.  If your tap water is safe to drink, this is sufficiently hot for your purpose.

Spoon in the cocoa and sugar and stir thoroughly with a fork until the dry ingredients are well dissolved.

Top your homemade puddle of syrup with cold milk.

Enjoy…..mustache optional.

Daisy Luther

About the Author

Daisy Luther

Daisy Luther is a coffee-swigging, gun-toting blogger who writes about current events, preparedness, frugality, voluntaryism, and the pursuit of liberty on her website, The Organic Prepper. She is widely republished across alternative media and she curates all the most important news links on her aggregate site, Daisy is the best-selling author of 4 books and lives in the mountains of Virginia with her two daughters and an ever-growing menagerie. You can find her on FacebookPinterest, and Twitter.

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