One thing that my kids adore is a big glass of chocolate milk. I am thankful two out of my three older children, will drink just plain raw milk… but as a treat chocolate milk is a must.
I for a long time used what pretty much everyone I knew used… Nesquick.
Who knew there was so much in this powdered chocolate substance… One being overly processed white sugar…. but also SOY, which is genetically modified, Carrageenan, which is a carcinogen linked to inflammation and cancer…. Artificial flavors…. and you can read up on the rest.
(SUGAR, COCOA PROCESSED WITH ALKALI, SOY LECITHIN, CARRAGEENAN, SALT, ARTIFICIAL FLAVORS, SPICE. VITAMINS AND MINERALS: CALCIUM CARBONATE, ASCORBIC ACID (VITAMIN C), ZINC OXIDE, PYRIDOXINE HYDROCHLORIDE (VITAMIN B6), COPPER GLUCONATE, MANGANESE SULFATE, BIOTIN.)
So, what is an easy fix for this staple in many homes…
I have a recipe that a dear friend gave me and is now allowing me to share. She is an amazing cook and has been cooking organically and from scratch for many many years.
We have used this recipe for over a year now and our boys love it. Its super easy to make.
2 cups Sucanat (sugar cane natural) – if you do not have a source of this, you could use brown sugar…. but Sucanat is preferred…. also you could experiment using something like agave nectar.
3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
A dash of real salt (I just do a pinch)
A tsp. of real vanilla
and 1 cup of filtered water
Place water into a medium sized sauce pan…. and heat at medium heat. While it heats stir in the Sucanat with a whisk…. and then the cocoa powder… once well mixed, put in your dash of salt and vanilla… then begin turning up the heat until it begins to boil and rise… Do take into consideration when this boils up, it rises a good bit… so don’t use a tiny sauce pan :)… allow to boil for 3 minutes stirring occasionally with whisk… then remove from heat. Allow it to cool slightly, then pour it into a glass jar or pour bottle. I actually use a glass SALAD dressing bottle a friend gave me to mix up my own dressings, it works great!
For a 8 ounce glass of raw milk (or almond milk, white milk…etc…) you would put in about a tsp. or so, or to taste. Shake up well and enjoy! Also store this in your fridge. It should keep a good while. Ours last about 3 weeks? sometimes less if the boys go crazy with it… but we typically only allow them a glass every other day… so it last a while.