My kids absolutely love chocolate milk, but I’ve got to admit, I feel guilty when I serve them something that is full of added ingredients and preservatives that I don’t even know how to pronounce! This DIY Nesquik Recipe is easy to make and it only uses 3 simple ingredients that you probably have in your pantry right now! And if you need another great reason to make this recipe…it’s about half the cost of buying a container of Nesquick at the store!! So, make sure to keep a batch of this on hand! This wholesome, chocolatey treat is something you can feel good about, when serving to the family!
DIY Nesquik Recipe
Ok, are you ready? This is going to be super simple…you’re going to love it! The only 3 ingredients you will need for this DIY Nesquik Recipe are 1/3 cup of unsweetened cocoa powder, 2/3 cup of sugar, and just a pinch of salt. That’s IT!
Just combine all ingredients in an air tight jar (I used a ball jar) and shake it until everything is mixed together well.
That’s really it! Easy peasy!! I used a pint sized ball jar and it filled it about 1/2 full…plenty of room if you would like to double the batch. My kids love this stuff so much, I’ve been known to even triple the recipe!
When you are ready to make a glass of chocolate milk. Just add 2 Tablespoons of the mix to a glass and about 2 Tablespoons of warm water…I know this part seems a little strange, but when you are using natural cocoa powder it won’t fully dissolve in a glass of cold milk. And no body likes chunky chocolate milk…well, no one I know anyway. By using warm water first the mix should fully dissolve and make a perfectly smooth glass of delight! Then you just add 1 cup of cold milk and stir.
You can make it the ultimate treat by whipping up a batch of my Master Chocolate Chip Cookies to go along with it! Talk about deeeelicious!
Below is a printable recipe card. Hope you enjoy!
DIY Nesquik Recipe
- 1/3 c unsweetened cocoa powder
- 2/3 c sugar
- 1 pinch salt
- Add all ingredients to an air tight jar and shake until well combined.
- Add 2 Tablespoons of mix to 2 Tablespoons of warm water, mix together until powder is dissolved.
- Stir in 1 cup of cold milk.
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