Make homemade Nesquik with only 2 ingredients for a great treat at home. Save money and enjoy this homemade preservative free mix.
Copycat Nesquik Recipe is so easy!
My kids love chocolate milk! They will drink regular ole milk, but when we add chocolate to their milk you would have thought they died and went to heaven.
Honestly, we don’t do chocolate that often for a couple of reasons. First, it is kind of expensive. We don’t often find great deals on Nesquick, so I don’t buy it that often.
Second, there are a ton of ingredients in Nesquick that are primarily used as preservatives that I don’t really want in my kiddos little systems. After a quick Pinterest search, I found out just how easy it is to make Homemade Nesquick.
When you see how easy this is, you’ll be making your own in no time! You only need 2 ingredients (and maybe a cute little mason jar). Are you ready to make your own homemade Nesquik? Let’s do this!
- Cocoa Powder (any kind will do)
- Granulated sugar
I have seen some people say they like to add a small amount of salt, but that is completely optional. Honestly? We have so much added salt in a variety of foods and drinks that I really try to leave it out when I can. Just do what you prefer.
How to make Homemade nesquik
Are you ready? This is going to go quickly… It is so easy!
- First, add your cocoa powder and granulated sugar to a mason jar. Secure the lid and shake until well mixed. That is it!
- You can make as little or as much as you want!
How to make Chocolate Milk
Step 1- To make a delicious cup of chocolate milk, put a couple of teaspoons of the homemade Nesquick in a glass. Add about a tablespoon of very warm water and mix until powder is dissolved. Add desired amount of cold milk and enjoy.
If you are wondering about the warm water – cocoa powder can be difficult to fully incorporate in cold drinks. The warm water helps dissolve the cocoa powder and sugar so when you add your cold milk you won’t be left with unsightly clumps of homemade Nesquick on the top of your milk.
Once you add your milk, you’ll never know there is a tiny bit of water in there but it really helps to make the texture so smooth and creamy. Your kids will ask for this all the time!
This is much cheaper to make!
The average cost for a 10 ounce container of Nesquick will probably set you back about $3. I was able to find Best Choice Cocoa Powder marked down (right after Christmas) for only $1. I was also able to get a 4 pound bag of sugar for only $1 (it was on sale and I had a coupon).
Even if I used and entire container of cocoa powder and sugar (which I didn’t), this would still cost you less than a container of Nesquick! You really have no reason as to why you shouldn’t try to make this homemade Nesquick today!
It’s so yummy and frugal too.
Try making this nesquik recipe!
Homemade nesquik is so easy and saves a bunch of money over store bought. If your kids love chocolate milk as much as mine do, this is a must try. Homemade chocolate milk is very easy and tastes amazing.
You can feel good knowing your kiddos are not getting any extra ingredients. It really is just 2 very simple ingredients. As a mom, this is so comforting and just makes me feel better.
The kids get to enjoy something they like and I save money and can give them something at the same time. Let us know once you try it! I think everyone will love it.
Make sure to let us know how it turns out for you. I have a feeling once you start making it, you will be hooked!
Print this nesquik recipe below:
Save money by making your own homemade nesquik. It is much easier and healthier by making your own nesquik.
- 1 1/3 cup granulated sugar
- 2/3 cup cocoa powder
- 1/8 tsp salt optional
Place all of the ingredients in a mason jar.
Secure lid and shake powdered mixture until completely mixed.
To make chocolate milk, add 1-2 teaspoons of homemade nesquick to 1 tablespoon hot water. Stir until dissolved. Add desired amount of cold milk, stir and enjoy.
This recipe would make 48 servings (with adding 2 tsps) of our tasty Nesquick.