It's a day adults and children can be excited about-- September 27 is National Chocolate Milk Day!
The decadent drink was invented by Sir Hans Sloane in 1687. Sloane, a doctor, praised the "health giving" qualities of chocolate milk.
Well, we all know that chocolate milk isn't exactly diet food, but it can be healthier!
Try my recipe:
- 1 glass unsweetened almond milk
- 2 tbs. cocoa powder
- 2 tbs. honey
Stir cocoa and honey together. I usually make this in a larger batch and place in a plastic bottle similar to a store-bought chocolate syrup container. You can reuse an empty store-bought bottle as well.
Pour this mixture into milk, stir vigorously and voila! Deliciousness!
Almond milk has less sugar, fat and calories than cow's milk, with more calcium and lots of antioxidants. The nutty flavor also just tastes great. If you have a nut allergy and want another alternative to cow's milk, try soy or rice milk.
Chocolate milk can be also be made by adding a sweetened chocolate syrup in milk.
Twinkle VanWinkle was born in a small town in Mississippi. A life-long lover of music, media and food, she grew up following those three things along her path. She has almost 20 years of professional cooking under her apron strings, feeding thousands of friends, family and other folks while working in restaurants and bakeries in Oxford, Miss. She baked 300 apple pies for the "Oprah Winfrey Show" and appeared on "The Best Of..." in the same year. Along with producing dynamic entertainment content for LIN Media, she is a mother, musician and social media fanatic.