The best chocolate milk, ever

Posted in my everyday life, recipe by Maria on 2009/08/11

I’m not one for hyperbole, but this really is the best chocolate milk, ever. Smooth and frothy, creamy, just-sweet, freezing cold and without all the scary ingredients that hide in the corner store variety. I’d go so far as to say that having a blender is worth it for the sole purpose of making this drink.

Don’t skimp on the cocoa, as this is the key part, and you don’t use much. My old stand-by is Ghirardelli Unsweetened, but I also like Green & Black’s, which is easier to find in Toronto. (If you can get your hands on either, Valrhona and Scharffen Berger make the very best cocoa, so use some, and then please send me the leftovers.)

The best chocolate milk, ever
(Makes one tall glass)


I use unsweetened almond milk, as I love its creamy neutral flavour, but any milk works. If you use soy, hemp or rice milk, make sure it’s not pre-sweetened, or your finished drink will be much too sweet. For the banana-averse: you can’t taste any banana in this drink – it’s there for thickening and sweetening.

1 cup unsweetened almond milk
1 large very ripe banana
1 level Tbsp unsweetened cocoa
6 large ice cubes

In a blender, whiz the milk and cocoa until very frothy and combined, about 40 seconds. Add the banana and blend until smooth, about 60 more seconds. Add the ice and blend until there are no chunks and pour into a tall glass.

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  1. Mere said, on 2009/08/12 at 09:00

    Conveniently, I have two VERY ripe bananas at home right now :) No almond milk though.

  2. Mere said, on 2009/08/12 at 09:01

    Eww, it replaced my lovely : ) with a :)

  3. Angie All The Way said, on 2009/08/12 at 14:22

    I LOVE the unsweetened chocolate almond breeze. LOVE.IT! I use it in my cereal, oatmeal or anything like that! I bet that would be even better blended up like that!

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  5. derek james said, on 2010/02/03 at 16:02

    i dont think that is the best Chocolate milkshake to be honest, i think being able to make a good milkshake is like trying ti find a needle in hay stack it is very hard to do! lol :)

  6. Pete said, on 2010/04/08 at 20:26

    I found the absolute best Chocolate Milk ever – its made and sold locally in a town west of Ottawa, Ontario called Deep River. Dairy called Laurentian Dairy makes its own ice cream and milk products. Chocolate milk is 2% partly skimmed make with a cholate fudge or something. Not kidding – try this place out – I’m addicted.

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