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Homemade Nesquick

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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Homemade Nesquick

Make your own chocolate milk mix and pay half for the ingredients versus buying a name brand container. Less preservatives + save more money = tastes great!

  • Author: Savings Lifestyle: Andrea

Ingredients

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

Instructions

  1. 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:

  1. 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.

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About Andrea Deckard

Andrea Deckard is a personal finance expert and speaker. She lives by the following motto, "save on what you need so you can spend on what you want." She started Savings Lifestyle in 2008, and long-time readers remember the site as Mommy Snacks. Andrea is a go-to resource on frugal living for local news outlets such as WDTN, WGRR, and Cincinnati.com as well as national outlets like Good Morning America. She has also been featured in multiple national publications.

2 Comments

  1. Stuart on April 8, 2015 at 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.

    Wow…

    • Savings Lifestyle: Andrea on April 14, 2015 at 9:30 am

      Stuart, thanks for those Aldi prices! I love that store, and the prices are part of the reason :)

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