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How do you make the perfect chocolate milk at home?

The ultimate chocolate milk experience

Chocolate milk is a timeless classic that people all over the world love. Whether you’re looking for comfort on a cold winter day or just want a sweet treat, a good hot chocolate can do wonders. But how do you make that perfect chocolate milk at home, just like you know it from the Netherlands? In this article you will discover how to prepare this delicious drink yourself and where you can find authentic Dutch chocomel, even if you live abroad.

The basics: what do you need for the perfect chocolate milk?

To get started you’ll need some essential ingredients. The quality of the chocolate is crucial for the taste of your chocolate milk. Choose a good cocoa powder or, for an extra rich taste, real chocolate bars that you can melt. You also need milk; whole milk gives the richest taste, but you can also opt for semi-skimmed or plant-based milk if you prefer. For sweetness you can use sugar or an alternative sweetener. And as a finishing touch: a dollop of whipped cream and some cocoa powder or chocolate shavings for garnish.

The recipe: step by step to the perfect chocolate milk

1. Choose your chocolate: Start by choosing your chocolate. Do you prefer cocoa powder or do you prefer melting chocolate bars? If you go for bars, break them into small pieces so that they melt more easily.

2. Heat the milk: Heat the milk in a pan over medium heat. Keep stirring well to prevent the milk from burning. Heat the milk to just below boiling point.

3. Add the chocolate: Add the chocolate to the warm milk and keep stirring until the chocolate has completely melted and the drink has an even color.

4. Sweeten to taste: add sugar or a sweetener to taste. Make sure you keep stirring so that everything dissolves well.

5. Serve with a dollop of whipped cream: pour the chocolate milk into a mug and add a generous dollop of whipped cream. Sprinkle with some cocoa powder or chocolate shavings for the ultimate experience.

The finishing touch: personalize your chocolate milk

Now that you’ve mastered the basics, you can experiment with different flavors and additions. For example, consider a pinch of cinnamon or chili powder for a spicy twist. Or add a dash of liqueur for an extra special version of this classic drink.

Where can you find authentic Dutch chocolate milk?

If you long for the authentic taste of Dutch chocolate milk, but you live abroad, then there is good news. Dutch Expat Shop is an online store that supplies Dutch and Belgian products worldwide to expats and enthusiasts of these products. This way you can enjoy the familiar taste of real Dutch chocolate milk anywhere in the world.