Friday, August 31, 2012

Homemade Chocolate Milk

The other day I was craving some good old-fashioned chocolate milk. I'm not a big milk person. I'm more of a water or iced tea person, but sometimes a glass of cold chocolate milk is just what you need to get through a long afternoon with a toddler and a baby and the husband isn't coming home from work for another couple hours. Or is that just me?
Chocolate milk has special powers like that. There are other beverages that help, too, but we won't go into those.

We are in the midst of trying to cut out processed food. And that means no Hershey's Syrup. "Can you make chocolate milk without the syrup or the powered stuff?" I wondered. It turns out the answer is yes and its super simple and delicious.

Here's the recipe:

2 tbsp. cocoa powder
2 tbsp. honey (or sugar)
1/4 -1/2 cup of milk

Take the above ingredients and put them in a small saucepan. Heat and stir until the lumps of the chocolate disappear  (about one or two minutes). Pour into the bottom of a glass. Add 1 1/2 - 2 cups cold milk and stir. Enjoy and try not to let your toddler drink it all. Sneak some in the pantry if you have to.

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