Homemade Chocolate Milk Recipe (DIY Nesquik)

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Easy Chocolate milk recipe

How to Make Chocolate Milk with Cocoa Powder

Chocolate milk is almost every young child’s favorite drink. I’ll admit it, it is still one of mine! However, the already made Nesquik powder at the store can get kind of pricey if you are having to buy it regularly. It also comes in such huge containers that my kids think they have an endless supply.

In order to save money, I decided to figure out how to make my own chocolate milk with cocoa powder. This DIY chocolate milk recipe ended up being a lot easier than I thought, and it might even be better than Nesquik!

What I really like about this recipe is that my kids don’t mind helping me make it. Even better, the ingredients include things I ALWAYS have on hand. This new DIY is great for everyone!

ingredients for homemade chocolate milk recipe

Ingredients for Homemade Chocolate Milk Recipe

  • 1/4 Cup Cocoa Powder (I prefer the Hershey brand, but any brand will do!)
  • 1/2 cup Sugar
  • Pinch of Salt
  • Jar (I really like the jam jars) or another storage container

Hershey's cocoa


Grab the 1/4 cup of cocoa powder and your 1/2 cup of sugar and mix them up. Add a pinch of salt and you’re ready for some cold chocolate milk. It’s that simple.

TIP: To avoid the cloud of cocoa powder I just dumped the powder, sugar, and salt into the jar, shut the lid, and shook it up! That easy!

I have tried making chocolate milk before with cocoa powder and it just did not work. Like at all. Big dust poofs of cocoa powder just floating around in my milk. It was gross.

I know what you are thinking. “How on earth are you going to get the cocoa powder to dissolve in a cold cup of milk?” After a few trials and errors, I finally found the perfect solution:

  1. Mix 2 Tablespoons of warm water with 2 Tablespoons of your homemade chocolate milk
  2. Stir until the sugar and cocoa have dissolved.
  3. Add 1 cup of cold milk and you’re done!

Homemade nesquik powder mix

Enjoy Your Homemade Chocolate Milk!

Grab some cookies, a good book, and enjoy the fruits of your super easy labor… er, I mean, pour the kids a glass. 🙂

One more added bonus of this homemade chocolate milk is that it’s gluten-free! Can this get any better?

Give this chocolate milk recipe a try and let me know what you think! If you think it’s better than Nesquik, I want to hear about it!

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Homemade Chocolate Milk Recipe (DIY Nesquik)

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Prep Time: 2 minutes | Cook Time: 0 minutes
Yield: 3/4 cup powder | Serves: 6


  • 1/4 Cup of Cocoa Powder
  • 1/2 Cup of Sugar
  • Pinch Of Salt


  1. Mix all items together in a storage container.
  2. Dissolve 2 Tablespoons of the mix into 2 Tablespoons of warm water.
  3. Add 1 Cup of cold milk.
  4. Enjoy.
Ingredients: Cocoa Powder, Salt, Sugar
Meal Type: Beverages, #StayHome, Gluten Free
Categories: Copycat, DIY

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