How to Make Homemade Nesquik Recipe (2024)

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Homemade Nesquik Recipe is simple to make with only 2 ingredients. My family loves chocolate milk so now we can make their favorite chocolate mix at home.

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Nesquik Chocolate Milk Recipe:

My kids love chocolate milk. Yes, they will drink plain milk but putting chocolate mix in their milk take it to the next level. I love making this simple recipe at home. It is only 2 ingredients that I already have in my pantry.

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. Making it at home is budget friendly and I know exactly what is being placed in the chocolate mix.

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? You are going to be amazed how easy it is to make.

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  • 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.

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How to make Homemade nesquik

Be prepared 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 all you need to do.
  • You can make as little or as much as you want.
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How to make Chocolate Milk:

We love a good glass of chocolate milk. Follow these easy steps to make the best chocolate milk:

  • 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!

Any Milk will be great!

Any type of milk works great with this Nesquik recipe. We typically buy almond milk or low fat milk. But you can also use whole milk.

I have always bought the lower fat milk so my kids don’t know the difference especially if they mix it with a little chocolate. There have been times that my kids will use chocolate syrup but we prefer the Nesquik powder mix.

Chocolate milk is a treat at my house. It is perfect with some warm cookies.

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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. Also try our Copycat Wendy’s Frosty Recipe.

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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!

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How to store:

Storing your Nesquik mix is very easy to do. We like to keep in a designated mason jar or an airtight container.

I even leave a specific teaspoon next to the jar so my kids can easily make their chocolate milk.

Print this nesquik recipe below:

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Homemade Nesquik

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Save money by making your own homemade nesquik. It is much easier and healthier by making your own nesquik.

Prep Time 5 minutes mins

Total Time 5 minutes mins

Servings 48

Cuisine American

Course Beverage

Calories 24

Author Carrie Barnard



  • 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.

Recipe Notes

This recipe would make 48 servings (with adding 2 tsps) of our tasty Nesquick.

Nutrition Facts

Calories 24kcal, Carbohydrates 6g, Sodium 6mg, Potassium 18mg, Sugar 5g, Calcium 2mg, Iron 0.2mg

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How to Make Homemade Nesquik Recipe (2024)


What are the ingredients in Nesquik? ›


How is Nesquik chocolate milk made? ›

It's processed by adding flavor (chocolate, strawberry or vanilla). Nestlé uses ultra-high temperature pasteurization (UHT) to “lock the freshness” into Nesquik and eliminate virtually all bacteria. The now-flavored milk is then bottled and labeled. It then goes through a final quality check.

Can you make Nesquik with just water? ›

Can you make NESQUIK with water? You can mix NESQUIK powder with any beverage of your choice - milk, water or plant-based milk. Do NESQUIK products have any caffeine? Strawberry, Vanilla and Banana Strawberry flavored NESQUIK are 100% caffeine free and the Chocolate and Fudge Brownie flavors are 99% caffeine free.

What milk does Nesquik use? ›

NESQUIK® comes in a variety of delicious flavors in a resealable bottle, perfect when you're on the go. Our low fat products are made with 1% milk and our fat free products are made with fat free milk.

What is Nesquik mix? ›

Description. Chocolate and Vanilla Flavoured Fortified Cereal Balls. Contains 7 vitamins, calcium & iron. Milk turns chocolatey. Delicious vanilla taste.

Why was NESQUIK discontinued? ›

Nestlé announced that it had discontinued its Nesquik flavoured milk drink owing to a drop in sales and lower demand for the product, the company said.

What are the 4 flavors of NESQUIK? ›

Nestlé introduced ready-to-drink Nesquik (Quik at the time) Chocolate Milk in 1983. Strawberry was added in 1987, and Banana was added in 1990. Vanilla, Double Chocolate, and Banana-Strawberry are also available. Fat-Free Nesquik Chocolate Milk was introduced in 1998.

Does NESQUIK use real milk? ›

Nesquik Chocolate Low Fat Milk is made with 100% real milk and has 8g of protein in every 8 fluid ounce serving. Because Nesquik is specially packaged you can store it in your pantry. So feel free to stock up but don't forget to refrigerate after opening.

Is Nesquik just cocoa powder? ›


What did Nesquik used to be called? ›

Nesquik® 's chocolate milk powder was first introduced in the US in 1948 under the name Nestlé Quik. The instant chocolate drink was a big hit, a quick and tasty addition to milk that the whole family loved. Nestlé Quik launched in Europe in the 1950s under a new name, Nesquik®.

How to make Nestle milkshake? ›

Cooking Instructions
  1. Get blender and items.
  2. Get milk and put 8oz in cup and get 2 Tbsp of nesquick.
  3. Put banana (if you have strawberry flavor you can put strawberries with banana) and ice in with the nesquick and the milk and put lid on cup.
  4. Put cup on blender.
  5. Blend as much as you want.
  6. Put in cup and enjoy.
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How do you make your own cocoa powder? ›

All you need is organic cocoa nibs, a food press and a blender or food processor. Pour organic cocoa nibs into the press to separate the wet (oil) from the dry (powder). The separated oil will be processed into cocoa butter. The dry pressed nibs are poured into a blender to make a fine coco powder.

Why does Nesquik milk not have to be refrigerated? ›

A: NESQUIK is specially pasteurized, you can store it in your pantry without having to refrigerate it. Just remember to put it in the fridge once it is opened. Thank you for your feedback!

How much Nesquik powder for a cup of milk? ›

Dissolve 2 Tablespoons of the mix into 2 Tablespoons of warm water. Add 1 Cup of cold milk. Enjoy.

How much Nesquik do you put in milk? ›

Mix 1-2 tablespoons of the powder with a couple of tablespoons of warm water. Mixing with a little warm water first keeps the cocoa pieces from floating to the top and not mixing in. I use 1-2 tablespoons of powder per eight-ounce glass of milk. Another way to make chocolate milk is to use a blender.

How do you make Nesquik without clumps? ›

Use a blender, as someone already mentioned. A different trick is crushing the lumps on the side of the glass or cup then stirring, then setting it aside to kinda like mix by itself. After about 1/2 hour try stirring it again. Then you'll see that it does dissolve more readily.

How much Nesquik do I use for milk? ›

Just add two tablespoons of the Nesquik chocolate flavored powder to a glass of cold milk for classic chocolate milk.

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