Take a favorite treat- but make it nutritious and healthy! I’ve adapted the ingredients to show you how to simply and easily make this homemade raw chocolate milk recipe with cocoa powder – but without any of the nasties added in.
This is THE best – and only – raw chocolate milk recipe you’ll ever need, PLUS, it is ready in under five minutes (without any fancy tools required!) and there are tons of ways you can customize it.
Step-by-Step Homemade Raw Chocolate Milk Recipe Instructions
This recipe is so insanely quick and easy!
How To Make This Raw Chocolate Milk Recipe
There are a few easy ways to make homemade raw chocolate milk. You can stir the recipe by hand, or you can add the ingredients to a blender if you would prefer. Another method would be to add all the ingredients to a jar that you have a lid for. Add your ingredients, place the lid on top, and then shake!
Make A Chocolate “Syrup”
Put the cocoa powder in a mug or glass. Combine with organic cane sugar (or preferred sweetener), salt, vanilla, and hot water (to make it easier to “dissolve” the cocoa). Stir carefully with a spoon until everything is a paste.
Add hot or cold milk and enjoy!
Information About Raw Milk
This raw chocolate milk recipe provides a nourishing, refreshing treat without all of the unnatural ingredients found in pasteurized chocolate milks. Plus, living probiotics and the easy digestion that comes with built-in digestive enzymes.
If you can’t access raw milk, but want a healthier dairy option than the usual pasteurized milks available, you may also look for A2A2 Milk in the market, which is becoming a lot more popular and available. Choose the 100% Grass-fed option.
Pasteurization is a process of heating milk to kill bacteria. Unfortunately, this process also destroys friendly bacteria (probiotics) and vitamins, inducing vitamin A, and more than 30% of the vitamin B complex.
When probiotic bacteria are destroyed, the milk becomes more vulnerable to contamination. After pasteurization, vitamins that were destroyed are often replaced with synthetic vitamins. One percent and 2 percent milk sold in stores may contain nonfat dried milk, which is oxidized and therefore may contain oxidized cholesterol, which studies suggest promotes heart disease.
Homogenization is a process that takes place after pasteurization. In one method, milk is pushed through small tapered tubes under high pressure to break apart the fat molecules. This is why homogenized milk doesn’t have to be shaken and the cream doesn’t rise to the top. Unfortunately, the structure of the fat molecules actually changes during the process. Not only are the new fat molecules difficult to digest, they have also been linked to heart disease.
Unpasteurized milk from grass-fed cows is full of nutrients and probiotics such as Lactobacillus acidophilus, B6, B12, vitamins A and D, calcium and CLAs (conjugated linoleic acids).
What about if you have a dairy allergy? The next best option is coconut milk or soaked nut milk. Most nut milks on the market contain a lot of preservatives and the nuts haven’t been soaked and then drained prior to the production of the milk product, so they can be loaded with phytic acid. So, homemade is usually best.
Raw milk contains an enzyme, lactase, that functions to break down milk sugar: lactose. Raw milk also contains enzymes that encourage the human gut to produce lactase
While many people purchase lactose-free milk, raw milk is created to self-digest. The lactase breaks down the lactose, so there’s no reason to remove the lactose.
But with pasteurized milks, the lactase is killed, and that’s why milk is oftentimes hard for people to digest.
WHAT’S IN STORE-BOUGHT CHOCOLATE MILK
Of course conventional milk is not a health food, coming from cows that are literally fed garbage, GM grain and antibiotics. Chocolate syrup is full of sugar, and, depending on the brand, often made with corn syrup.
Ingredients You Need For This Raw Chocolate Milk Recipe:
Milk: You can really use any type you prefer, but in our family we use our dairy cow, Lucy, fresh whole milk daily!
Unsweetened cocoa powder: We get our cacao powder from Azure Standard!
Pure vanilla extract: This adds another flavor element for deliciousness.
Sugar: Any sugar works, especially white, cane, brown, or an alternative sweetener of choice e.g maple syrup, honey, etc. You can also use powdered sugar and it will dissolve quickly. Or, you can make it sugar-free.
Salt: Just a pinch of salt helps to intensify the flavors.
HOT Water: To dissolve all of the ingredients together and create a sort of chocolate “syrup”
HOW TO ADD EXTRA FLAVOR TO YOUR CHOCOLATE MILK
Here are a few ways to make your chocolate milk even better:
Add two raw egg yolks to the recipe to richen the flavor and add extra protein! It makes it taste like melted chocolate ice cream. Trust me on this one, it’s amazing! As always, consume any raw foods at your own risk. This is not medical advice.
Espresso: A drizzle of coffee or a pinch of espresso powder (or instant coffee) will deepen the flavor of any chocolate milk drink.
Add a pinch of cinnamon or nutmeg.
Butter: you can add a tablespoon of butter for extra healthy fats.
Top with marshmallows or whipped cream.
Sprinkle chili powder or cayenne powder for an extra kick.
Add a scoop of ice cream to turn it into a chocolate milkshake.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS:
Is chocolate milk good for you?
This chocolate milk recipe has calcium, protein, and vitamin D and has less sugar than store-bought. It’s a great option for a drink or snack! Chocolate milk is considered healthy because it’s a good source of magnesium, protein and calcium. However, since most store-bought options contain a great amount of added sugar, it’s better to make your own raw chocolate milk.
Does chocolate milk have caffeine?
A small amount. Chocolate contains naturally occurring caffeine – about 3-5mg in standard chocolate milk.
Can you drink chocolate milk hot?
Yes! Simply heat the milk in a small saucepan before adding the cocoa powder, it’ll be like a creamy hot chocolate.
Does espresso intensify my chocolate milk flavor?
Yes – coffee makes chocolate taste even more chocolatey and gives it a greater depth of flavor.
Why does salt enhance the flavor of chocolate milk?
Salt cuts through the sweetness and brings a pleasant taste to cocoa powder milk.
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- 1/2 Gallon Whole Raw Milk
- 1/4 Cup Unsweetened Cacao Powder
- 1/4 Cup Sugar
- 1/4 Cup Hot Water
- 1/8 Tsp Salt
- Splash Of Vanilla
- Mix all ingredients together until the cocoa is dissolved and has created a type of chocolate syrup
- Add to your half gallon of milk
You may need to add more or less sugar for your family's taste preferences.
You can also double this recipe and use it in a full gallon instead!