People! YOU PEOPLE!!! I am still basking in the warmth of all your love, and kindness, and support, after I threw open my kimono the other day to reveal the rather inconvenient truth about the state of play inside my brain at the moment. You are wonderful, wonderful friends. I feel I can call you friends because you did what real friends do – you cheered, and sent hugs, and had love winging its way to Seattle by whatever means you could. I can’t really find the words to explain how much I appreciate your beautiful thoughtfulness. I think we all deserve a big glass of Chocolate Milk.
While the purpose of my last post was to shed some light and understanding that may help and encourage someone else, the outpouring of support that you sent my way was so very appreciated. Writing that post was scary – that you just loved me anyway made it so much less so. You people are the BEST.
I want to say that this post is for all your children, but I’d be fibbin’ if I said that. It’s for everyone. Little people, big people, any people who love chocolate milk. I love chocolate milk. I mean I *really* love chocolate milk.
When I was living in Perth, Australia, and my brother came out to visit for a month in the middle of summer, we virtually lived on chocolate milk, because neither of us had the energy or the appetite to eat real food – it was so darn hot. You know when it’s so hot that even the flies don’t come out? Yeah. THAT hot. Every single day we each drank at least a liter of chocolate milk. Maybe that’s why I now correlate hot weather with chocolate milk. Maybe that’s why I am chugging down a huge glass of chocolate milk RIGHT NOW. Maybe that’s why I feel compelled to share how I make my KETO chocolate milk today in particular. It’s 85° in Seattle today, and baby, in Seattle, that’s stinkin’ hot.
Don’t let me fool you into thinking that I am only drinking chocolate milk because it’s hot. No siree. I drink chocolate milk all the time. Of course, I don’t drink any old chocolate milk. I only drink my own KETO chocolate milk that I have lovingly made from scratch in the Life in the Sane Lane HQ kitchen. And I think you should now how I make it so that you can make it too.
All store-bought chocolate milk is disastrous. Not only does it taste nasty, but most of it is a chemical <bleep> storm, and all of it is loaded with sugar. LOADED.
So here’s my KETO Chocolate Milk. There’s a trick to making it, because that cocoa powder that we love so much can be a tad tricky when you try to mix it into anything cold. I’ve given you the recipe for a big ol’ glass, and then I’ve given you the recipe for making a huge batch of chocolate syrup that you can keep in the ‘fridge and just whip out to make instant chocolate milk, because who wants to boil water when it’s 85°?
I should warn you – once you drink this KETO chocolate milk will you never want to drink regular chocolate milk again. Well, I hope you don’t want to anyway, but once you’ve tried this you definitely won’t.
Got KETO Chocolate Milk? Raw cocoa powder is like one of the healthiest foods on planet earth.
- 2 TBSP raw unsweetened, undutched cocoa powder
- 1 TBSP xylitol or erythritol
- 1/4 cup / 2 fl oz. boiling water
- 1 1/2 cups / 12 fl oz. milk of your choice – almond, coconut, hemp, cashew
- In a large glass mix the cocoa powder and the xylitol.
- Boil a small amount of water in a kettle or microwave.
- Pour the water onto the cocoa mixture and stir very well until it is completely smooth. This may take a minute – keep stirring!
- Once the cocoa syrup is smooth, pour in the ice-cold milk of your choice and stir well.
- Enjoy a nice cold glass of serious cocoa and healthy fat goodness!
If you want to make a jar of chocolate syrup so you can make instant chocolate milk, here’s how:
- 1 cup raw unsweetened, undutched cocoa powder
- 1/2 cup xylitol (I use Xyla) or erythritol
- 2 cups boiling water
In a glass storage container or jar, mix the cocoa powder and xylitol or erythritol together well. Boil 2 cups water in a kettle or microwave. Pour the water into the cocoa mixture and mix well until the cocoa powder is completely dissolved and the syrup is smooth. Once the syrup has cooled, cover and store in the ‘fridge.
To make a large glass of chocolate milk:
1/3 cup chocolate syrup
1 1/2 cups milk of your choice
In a large glass mix the chocolate syrup and the ice-cold milk.