I let my kids drink chocolate milk on a daily basis. I've gotten better in that I only let them have one cup of it a day now, but it used to be with nearly every meal! I've made homemade Honey Mustard Dressing from scratch now (it's also a daily staple) trying to change out all that high fructose, preservative stuff in out diets and am committed to this recipe too as our new Hershey's substitute. I actually like it better anyway, so yay! I double the recipe and it actually lasts for a few weeks; since it's richer you don't need to use as much. Also great on ice cream!
- 1¼ cups sugar
- 1 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
- 1 cup water
- ¼ tsp. salt
- 2 tsp. vanilla extract
- In a medium saucepan, combine the sugar and cocoa powder and whisk briefly to break up any clumps. Stir in the water and salt and bring to a boil over medium-high heat, stirring frequently. Once the mixture reaches a boil, reduce the heat to medium-low and let simmer until slightly thickened, about 5 minutes. Remove from the heat and let stand for 5 minutes. Stir in the vanilla. Store in the refrigerator.