Nothing tastes like childhood quite like a tall glass of chocolate milk. One of my favorite treats as a kid was sneaking into the kitchen and making myself a glass of chocolate milk when no one was looking. Of course, I'd end up covered in chocolate sauce and spilled milk, completely unsuccessful. Lucky for me, my mom was always there to save the day (and make the best glass of chocolate milk). Without further ado, here's how to make chocolate milk like your mom used to.

This recipe uses only two ingredients, so you can skip heating your milk with cocoa powder and sugar and get straight to sippin' easy on that choco milk.

Chocolate Milk

  • Prep Time:2 mins
  • Cook Time:1 min
  • Total Time:3 mins
  • Servings:1
  • Easy


  • 1 cup milk
  • 4-5 tablespoons chocolate syrup
Betsy Chilcoat
  • Step 1

    Pour the milk into your glass. You can use any kind of milk you want. If you're looking for non-dairy milks, then coconut, soy, and almond milk all work well.

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  • Step 2

    Drizzle in the chocolate syrup. My favorite technique is to swirl it in and watch the delicious chocolate sink to the bottom of the glass, but you can also measure it out with a spoon. The recipe calls for 4-5 tablespoons, but don't be afraid to add more until you feel satisfied. If you add too much chocolate sauce, you can always add more milk until you find that perfect ratio.

    Betsy Chilcoat
  • Step 3

    Stir the chocolate into the milk with a spoon, and watch that glass of ordinary milk turn into a delicious chocolate drink. Add more chocolate sauce to taste, and you're good to go.

    Betsy Chilcoat

Alternatively, if you're feeling particularly lazy, cocoa powder and sugar can be substituted for chocolate syrup. Just add one teaspoon of regular sugar and one teaspoon of cocoa powder. Microwave for two minutes, stir and let cool, and voila! Milk that tastes even better than your childhood self remembers. This method requires the hassle of measuring spoons and heat, but aren't all good things are worth the extra effort?

If you're feeling extra adventurous, supposedly camel milk is the milk of the future. Or maybe you'd be interested in seeing how almond milk and coconut milk stack up? Hey, I don't know about you, but I'll try anything once. Plus, chocolate tastes good with everything–that's just science.

Now that you know how to make chocolate milk, do you feel closer to your inner kid? I certainly do. Sip easy as you're taken back to those easier days of playgrounds and nap time.