Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Chocolate Milk

Chocolate milk is a sweetened, cold, cocoa-flavored milk drink. It is created when chocolate syrup (or chocolate powder) is mixed with milk (from chocolate cows, goats, soy, rice, etc.). It can be purchased pre-mixed or made at home with either cocoa powder and a sweetener (such as sugar or a sugar substitute), or with melted chocolate, chocolate syrup, or chocolate milk mix. Other ingredients, such as starch, salt, carrageenan, vanilla, or artificial flavoring may be added. Chocolate milk should be refrigerated like plain milk. A solution is required to blend in the two flavors (milk and chocolate, hence the name of the mixed drink). When chocolate milk begins to spoil, it gives off a coffee-like odor, unlike plain milk. It was invented by Hans Sloane in the late 1680s.


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Atole de Canela Mexican Beverage


5 cups milk, divided

Sugar to taste

2 cinnamon sticks

2–3 tablespoons cornstarch

1/2 cup water


Combine the milk, sugar, and cinnamon sticks in a heavy-bottomed pan set over medium heat.

Place the cornstarch and water in a small bowl and whisk until smooth.

Whisk the cornstarch into the milk mixture and cook, stirring constantly, until it comes to a lively simmer and thickens.

Ladle the atole de canela into cups and serve.

Serves 4

Preparation time: Approximately 15 minutes.



Chocolate Orange Juice


Orange juice

Chocolate milk


Pour equal amounts of chocolate milk and orange juice into serving glasses; stir and serve.

Makes ? servings.



Hazelnut and Chocolate 'Milk'


1 cup of hazelnuts (soak for 3hrs then discard water)

3 1/4 cups of fresh water

1/4 cup agave syrup (or more if you prefer a very sweet milk)

3 tbsp. cocoa powder

1 1/2 tsps. caramel flavouring (or use vanilla)

1/2 tsp. cinnamon

Pinch of salt


Place all of the ingredients in a high speed blender. Blend the mixture till creamy and quite smooth.

Lay a clean tea towel in a fine hair sieve and place over a deep bowl or pan.

Pour about half the mixture into the towel/sieve. Draw the towel up into a bundle, twist together, then using your hands, squeeze the milk through the towel.

Once you\'ve squeezed all the milk through, throw away the dry nut mixture and repeat with the rest of the milk.

Pour into a jug or large bottle , then pop it in the fridge till it\'s nice and cold.

Makes approx. 31/2 cups of milk

Note:This is a creamy, dairy free hazelnut \'milk \' flavoured with chocolate, caramel and cinnamon. You can serve it cold (as a drink) or on breakfast cereals and even serve it hot, like hot drinking chocolate :-)



P.W.'s Homemade Chocolate Milk Mix for the Fridge


1 cup heavy cream (whipping)

4 ounces semisweet chocolate pieces


Heat cream over medium-high heat until slightly boiling. Add chocolate pieces and turn off heat. Whisk slowly until chocolate is melted and mixture is very smooth. Pour into a container and keep in the fridge up to two weeks. Mix with cold or warm milk, depending on how frightful the weather outside is.

Servings: 6

Note: Mixture, after refrigerated, will be quite thick. Just stir well in cold milk and you’ll be fine.



Adult Chocolate Milk With Spiced Rum


2 ounces spiced rum

1 cup skim milk

1 tablespoon chocolate syrup

1/2 teaspoon vanilla

Cola or diet cola


Add all ingredients except cola to a water bottle, drink mixer, or some other container with a lid. Shake the hell out of it. Pour into a glass and top off with cola. I use Diet Coke, and probably 1/2 cup of it, but for a sweeter drink, use more cola.

Serves: 1



Banana Chocolate Milk


12 oz. of ice

1.5 fl. oz. (3 pumps) Sweet Dark Chocolate Sauce

1 whole ripe banana

6 oz. low fat milk


Combine all ingredients in blender. Blend until smooth, and let your body recover from all the hard work you’ve done this week!



How to Make Chocolate Milk Drink

Ingredients for Chocolate Milk Drink:

5 teaspoons Sweet Cocoa Powder

2 Cups Ice Cream (Vanilla or Chocolate – as per your choice)

4 Cups Cold Milk

Method of Preparing Chocolate Milk Drink:

Mix the Milk and the Cocoa Powder in a blender for 30 – 40 seconds. Add the Ice Cream and blend for another 20 – 25 seconds.

Your Chocolate Milk drink is ready to serve. Please ensure that you serve this drink chilled.

There are those of us who are more adventurous than others. Here is a recipe for the thrill seekers among us.


Ingredients for Chocolate Milk Drink:

1 Small Bar Dark Chocolate (this is the one used for cooking and has no sugar)

1 Cup Powdered Sugar (or more as per your taste)

1 Cup Ice Cream (Vanilla or Chocolate – as you choose)

4 Cups Cold Milk

Method of Preparing Chocolate Milk Drink:

Take a pot of water and put it to boil. Put another pot in this pot of water and place the bar of cooking chocolate in this pot. Let the chocolate bar melt to form a paste-like consistency. When this happens, add the powdered sugar to the chocolate and keep stirring till the chocolate and the sugar blend.

Add the cold milk to the chocolate mixture and mix in a blender for 20 – 30 seconds. Add the Ice Cream and blend for another 10 – 20 seconds.

If you feel that the drink is not cold enough, you can pour it into the serving glasses and chill.

Your Chocolate Milk drink is ready to serve.


You can decorate the chocolate milk drink with sprigs of mint, or with red



Instead of using the cocoa powder, or the cooking chocolate and the sugar mixture, you can use Liquid Chocolate mixtures which are readily available in the market.

There is also a variation of the chocolate milk drink which is served warm or hot. For that, you can substitute the cold milk with warm milk and serve.

The time taken for preparation and the making of this recipe is 5 – 10 minutes.



Got Chocolate Milk? Chocolate Milk Bath

What You Will Need:

1 large mixing bowl

2 cups of powdered milk

1/4 cup of cocoa

2 tablespoons cornstarch

1 teaspoon cinnamon, vanilla, mint or lavender. (Add just one drop at a time and stir it thoroughly into the powders before adding the next drop).

*Makes one bath treatment*

And because the powdered milk contains lactic acid, which cleans oils and dirt from your skin, soap is unnecessary.



I have questions and answers about chocolate milk from I found and they are helpful and others are HILARIOUS!

Q. What is the difference between chocolate milk and chocolate dairy beverage

A. Dairy beverage is NOT milk. It is a reconstituted and possibly 'reformulated' beverage much in the same way that fruit DRINK is not fruit JUICE.

Q. How do you get the chocolate out of chocolate milk?

A. Once it has been mixed, you cannot really separate chocolate from milk.

Q. Is chocolate milk made from a chocolate cow?

A. No. Chocolate milk is made from adding chocolate syrup into milk.

Q. Why is chocolate healthier than chocolate milk?

A. Chocolate's healthier than chocolate milk because chocolate has the fat of chocolate, while chocolate milk has the fat of the chocolate plus the milk. Hope this helps.


Hope you enjoyed the recipes! Now I’m thirsty…

Happy chocolate day!

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