Since the Strawberry Milk recipe was such a success, I decided to experiment with Chocolate Milk.
I made a simple chocolate syrup to make this creamy drink. It's definitely better than the bottle milk I used to get at school when I was a kid.
I hated it so much, that once, I poured it over another kid's head just so I didn't have to drink it.
Don't limit the chocolate syrup to chocolate milk. Pour some over ice cream, fruit, yogurt, cake, chicken... the list is endless.
*A quick note on the sugar content: As a reader pointed out, it does sound like a lot of sugar. It is, but it's necessary. Cocoa Powder is very bitter, so you need to add extra sugar to make the syrup sweet. Some of the recipes I read before developing this one, called for 1.5 cups of sugar. I used less because I'm not a fan of sugary drinks.
½ cup Cocoa Powder
1 cup Water
1 cup Sugar
⅛ teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
-Mix all ingredients, except vanilla, and cook for 8-10 minutes over medium heat, stirring constantly.
-Remove from the heat and add vanilla. Stir well.
-Let it come to room temperature before putting it in the fridge.
It'll thicken as it cools.
While it's still hot, you can pour it over ice cream or cake (even meat). To make Chocolate Milk, mix 2 tbsp of the syrup with 8 ounces of milk.
Stir well and enjoy!