Homemade Nesquick

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Homemade Nesquick

I rarely purchase chocolate milk or mixes for the kids. Not only is it expensive, I can’t pronounce everything in the ingredient list. Here is a simple, less expensive, less processed alternative. And it tastes just as yummy, if not better than the popular prepackaged version.

Homemade Nesquick Ingredients

  • 1/3 cup, Cocoa
  • 2/3 cup, Sugar
  • ½ tsp, Salt
  • Mason Jar (quart size)

Homemade Nesquick Directions

In the jar you are planning on storing this in; alternate ingredients-this was 4 batches and fits perfectly into a quart mason jar. Close the lid tightly and shake.

To make chocolate milk:

Add 1 heaping Tbsp to a couple Tbsp of hot tap water to dissolve (cocoa powder does not dissolve well in cold liquid). Add to 8 ounces of milk.

Price Comparison

A canister of name brand costs an average of $5 making it about $.13 per serving. This homemade version is around $0.07 per serving.  Half the price, far less preservatives, and less than 2 minutes to make. 

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by Savings Lifestyle: Andrea on April 09, 2014


  • Stuart - April 08, 2015 @ 1:42 pm

    I just got back from an Aldi run. Because I couldn’t remember the exact prices, I took photos of the cocoa powder and sugar.

    Aldi cocoa powder, 8oz, $2.19
    White sugar, 4lbs, $1.79

    Costs for the mix as laid out here: about 52 US cents. At that price, you’re using barely 2c of mix per cup of milk you want to add.


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