Make Your Own Nesquick Powder!

5 / 5 (1 review)

Chocolate milk is almost every young child’s favorite drink. I’ll admit it, it is still one of mine! However, the already made 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. They are all screaming, “CHOCOLATE MILK FOR EVERYONE” and it is gone before you know it! Then, us moms have to put up with whining kids begging for more Nesquick! So I decided to make my own to cut down the costs and the bulk amount! Plus, they can help make it, which is always a bonus at my house! Even better, the ingredients include things I ALWAYS have on hand. This new DIY is great for everyone!

 Items Needed


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 other storage container

All you need to do is measure and mix and you are done! Seriously, it is that simple. 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.

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 cocoa powder to dissolve in a cold cup of milk?” After a few trials and errors I finally found the perfect solution. Mix 2 Tablespoons of warm water with 2 Tablespoons of your homemade chocolate milk and stir until the sugar and cocoa have dissolved. Add 1 cup of cold milk and you’re done!

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

One more added bonus is that this cocoa mix is gluten free!

Can this get any better! Give it a try and let us know what you think!

Make Your Own Nesquick Powder!

5 / 5 (1 review)
Prep Time: 2 mins | Cook Time: n/a
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.

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