Chocolate milk can be a good way to either change up regular milk (change is always good for fussy eaters) or to entice non-milk drinkers to accept something new.
I always prefer home-made, if possible, as there are less ingredients and we can control what goes in.
I have made a dairy version, but a plant-based milk is also an option, if preferred.
I also added cream to mine as I use that to a) boost calories and b) reduce the amount of sugar necessary (creamy foods need less sweetness).
Even better chocolate is a great source of nutrients 😊 AND, this can be a hot or cold drink.
1 tbs cocoa powder
1-2 tbs boiling water (enough for the powder to dissolve in)
½ cup cream (can be replaced with milk)
½ cup milk (I used full fat)
1-2 tsp sugar (adjust to taste)
Mix the cocoa powder, sugar, and water until all is dissolved and smooth.
Add milk and cream and stir well
Drink cold or heat for hot chocolate
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