Well, I actually can believe it’s not Milo. I lie, because it’s not exactly the same. It has that little crunch just like milo does though! Enjoy it as a hot or cold chocolate milk with the milk of your choosing. It’s a fabulous chocolate ice cream sprinkle too, as the ultimate nostalgic big kid treat, as well as for the little ones. It’s nut free, refined sugar free, fructose free (so a great fodmap diet alternative), additive free and gluten free. The tiny amount of lactose in it is from butter, which most people tolerate. If you can’t do any lactose or cassein at all, make it with organic ghee as it’s an equally great result with it.
If you’re not convinced of needing to let go of the milo, how’s this ingredient list…
MILK POWDER, BARLEY MALT EXTRACT, SUGAR, COCOA, SODIUM PHOSPHATE, DICALCIUM PHOSPHATE, SOY LECITHIN, VITAMIN A PALMITATE, THIAMINE HYDRICHLORIDE, FERROUS FUMARATE, ARTIFICIAL FLAVOUR… Artificial Vitamin A, Artificial Flavour, Sugar in No 3 spot. It’s just not right. This stuff is far from food, and while it probably won’t do much harm to have the odd glass, if we can do better and it tastes better than where’s the contest? So, here’s to wiping the processed weirdness away with this delicious home made chocolate drink base. Double the batch and pop in a big jar if you have kids over regularly or a big family.
If you make it and like it, please pop by either here in the comments or over on my facebook page here a little note! It always helps others thinking about trying to make something new, if they see others who have! I’m all about inspiring the collective to ditch the weird unpronouncables in supermarket aisles and get clever with a few easy home substitutes! Speaking of substitutes and chocolate, feel free to try my delicious and ludicrously easy 30 second freezer fudge, healthy Faux Fudge or my Cocoa Caramel Chews which the lovely Sarah Wilson recently included as a contributing recipe in her Christmas recipe E book. Both are delicious and known to very easily fool both big people and small!
Real Treats. Happy Bodies.