Homemade Milk Chocolate with Cocoa

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Delight in the simplicity of crafting your own creamy milk chocolate from scratch with this easy recipe. Perfect for chocolate lovers who want to customize sweetness and enjoy the process of chocolate-making at home. Using everyday ingredients, this recipe will guide you to create smooth, rich chocolate that can be poured into molds or set in a tray for a personalized touch. Whether you’re a novice or a seasoned confectioner, this method ensures delicious results every time.

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Homemade Milk Chocolate with Cocoa

Servings: 4


  • Milk – 6 oz (180 ml)
  • Cocoa powder – 3.5 oz (100 g)
  • Butter – 1.8 oz (50 g)
  • Sugar – 2.1 oz (60 g)

Step-by-Step Recipe:

Heat the Milk:

Pour the milk into a heavy-bottomed saucepan.

Homemade Milk Chocolate with Cocoa

Add Butter:

Cut the butter into small pieces and add it to the milk. Warm over low heat until the mixture is close to boiling, but do not let it boil.

Homemade Milk Chocolate with Cocoa

Dissolve the Sugar:

Remove the saucepan from the heat. Stir in the sugar until fully dissolved. For a sweeter taste, feel free to adjust the amount of sugar.

Homemade Milk Chocolate with Cocoa

Mix in the Cocoa:

Gradually stir in the cocoa powder. If the mixture is too thick, add a bit more hot milk to achieve the desired consistency.

Homemade Milk Chocolate with Cocoa

Thicken Over a Water Bath:

Place the saucepan in a water bath and gently heat, stirring constantly with a silicone spatula, until the chocolate thickens slightly.

Homemade Milk Chocolate with Cocoa

Pour and Set:

Pour the chocolate into silicone molds or a parchment-lined tray. Allow to cool at room temperature. After 40 minutes, transfer to the freezer for 2 hours to set.

Homemade Milk Chocolate with Cocoa

This homemade chocolate recipe not only provides a delicious treat but also offers a wonderful opportunity to involve friends and family in the chocolate-making process. Whether you’re making a batch for a special occasion or just for a sweet indulgence, this recipe is sure to impress with its rich flavor and smooth texture. Enjoy your creation straight from the mold or wrap it up for a thoughtful, edible gift.

Homemade Milk Chocolate with Cocoa

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