Chloe has been asking for chocolate milk. She LOVES it. We never really had it much at home, it was pretty rare even when we were on our 'normal Canadian' diet. But when we were at Nana's, or sometimes at her cousins she would see it there. So at home she would ask. Well, I don't know if you've looked at the ingredients in the commercial chocolate syrup, but it does not fit into our new diet at ALL :) So here's my healthy twist on it.
~ Melt honey in a pot. Don't be too skimpy, this forms the base of the syrup. When you're just trying it out do maybe 1/2 cup - 1 cup. This last time I did it, it was around 2 cups.
~ Add chocolate pieces. I use 72% chocolate. Not too much, just a bit.
~ Add cocoa. Add LOTS more than you think. That honey is sweet and needs lots of chocolate.
~ Whisk together until smooth. Add a bit of water. With about 2 cups honey I think I did about 1/3 cup or so.
~ Taste. Add more cocoa if needed. You want it to taste way too strong so that it is concentrated for your milk. Make sure that it boils so that the honey doesn't go hard again.
~ Add it to milk, on top of ice cream, or wherever!
It was awesome! TR says it's even better than the store's version. And I can give my baby girl some chocolate milk :)