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Nesquik Clone recipe?

I just used the last of my Nesquik (Nestle Quik) and i'd like to make some from scratch to replace it.

I tried google, but all I can find are recipes that a) contain nesquik, b) "hey you don't need quik! try this other thing" or c) aren't going to dissolve right, it needs to have something to make it dissolve instead of lumping up on top, lecithin or maybe coffee creamer??



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Oct. 25th, 2010 03:46 am (UTC)
my mind is boggling as to WHY?
Oct. 25th, 2010 07:53 am (UTC)
Lol I am also wondering this.
Oct. 25th, 2010 07:00 pm (UTC)
Home made milk shake = yay?
Oct. 25th, 2010 10:16 pm (UTC)
yeah but if i want that i tend to chuck milk, ice cream and either topping or banana into a blender. I haven't used nesquick since i was about 12! ;)
Oct. 25th, 2010 10:27 pm (UTC)
Yea but for chocolate drank, home made is pretty similar anyway if you use cocoa power :V
Oct. 25th, 2010 06:26 am (UTC)
I've been wondering something similar - how to make a chocolate syrup (as opposed to the dissolve in milk powder) - and I wonder if that would be a solution for you too; maybe one of the recipes you don't think will dissolve, made into syrup with boiling water, and then stored in the fridge?
Oct. 25th, 2010 09:40 am (UTC)
Well, here is a syrup recipe - I've not tried it, but the 117 reviews seem decent enough.

OP, if that doesn't work for you and you really want the powder, I'd just experiment with cocoa powder, sugar, dried milk, salt, and vanilla powder til you get the right flavor mix. (Or add vanilla extract when you fix a glass).

Edited at 2010-10-25 10:03 am (UTC)
Oct. 25th, 2010 10:37 am (UTC)
I agree, I think one of those 'hot cocoa mix' gift recipes might work, plenty of them around the web.
Oct. 25th, 2010 02:55 pm (UTC)
No, they don't dissolve. Nothing dissolves, heck regular cocoa mix out of the envelope doesn't even dissolve right.
Oct. 25th, 2010 02:31 pm (UTC)
No need for chemicals or fancy recipes, you just need the right technique. Put kettle on to boil. Place mix in.mug. Add tiny amount cold water. Mix adding tiny amounts of water if needed to make a paste Knot too thick). Add hot water to fill and enjoy.
Oct. 25th, 2010 02:47 pm (UTC)
Heat milk in microwave. Spoon powder into hot milk. Stir well.

Surely I'm not the first person to want a convenient convenience food???
Oct. 25th, 2010 08:17 pm (UTC)
probably not, but given that one exists, you're maybe the first to not just go buy the package and move on.
Oct. 25th, 2010 10:34 pm (UTC)
Different people have different definitions of "convenience", also "healthy" and "desirable". Personally, I'd rather take a few extra seconds rather than put non-food substances with no long-term research / studies of their impacts on our health into my body, but to each their own.

So try this, given your description. 1 :extra: step that truly adds no time:
place powder in cup
add small amount nilk. Stir, creating paste
top off with milk, stir a little more
heat, stir and enjoy

Or, splurge and get a hot drink mixer/frother (I've seen them at IKEA for $5) and use that to mix your cocoa. Even less effort than stirring.
Oct. 25th, 2010 10:35 pm (UTC)
And to clean the mixer, just put some hot soapy water in the mug you just used and "blend" that. Gets both clean.
Oct. 25th, 2010 11:05 pm (UTC)
a) If I eat it, it's food..? b) dunno where that came from anyway, c) frother?! That's the first I've ever heard of such a thing, that might actually be the answer...still find it hard to believe nobody ever figured out how to make a clone product. *shrug* oh well.

Maybe it's the milk/water here? I mean, i know it's a global product, but i've never heard of anyone else having so much trouble dissolving cocoa, so maybe it's me?? Maybe it's my aversion to really-hot stuff or maybe they all have milk frothers, and nobody ever told me. :P

In any case, thanks. ;)
Oct. 25th, 2010 11:47 pm (UTC)
You consume it, your body absorbs it, it provides calories and nutrition, so yes, food.

Here's a link to the Ikea version of the frother:

even cheaper.

I bought a fancy one for frothing milk for my home made fancy coffee drinks and discovered that it makes a wonderful drink mixer. Works great for making oil/vinegar emulsions for dressing/marinade as well. Just don't put in anything solid (like herbs) as it will mess up the coil and be a huge pain to clean.
Oct. 25th, 2010 03:51 pm (UTC)
I know cocoa powder can be a bit difficult to dissolve but I was wondering if you used a finer sugar in the recipe, if that would help. To make a quick lemonade, I use "fruit" sugar - just regular sugar ground finer. I notice that there is also a packet of "instant or quick dissolve" sugar being sold.

Oct. 25th, 2010 06:59 pm (UTC)
Yeah like someone else said you can use straight cocoa powder and sugar(icing sugar is awsm for this because it just dissolves instantly). Mix it into a smooth paste with a little amount of milk before gradually adding the rest and stirring or whisking with a fork if you can't be bothered to clean the blender(worst thing ever), for a cold drink like nesquick. Do the same and shove it in the microwave for hot cocoa :D
Oct. 25th, 2010 08:25 pm (UTC)
I use cocoa and sugar, boil or microwave a tablespoon or two of water, and then mix it. The cocoa will not dissolve well without water that is warm enough, and it will also take a long time for the sugar to dissolve. Anyway, after the dry indredients are melted in the hot water, just stir in cold milk. If you use the microwave to heat the water, it is really really quick.

If I had some of the mix, I'd take a look at the list of ingredients and see what each one was, see if it can be bought or substituted with something similar.
Oct. 25th, 2010 08:29 pm (UTC)
This. Put the powder mix in with a couple of tablespoons of hot water and then pour milk over it after it's melted/mixed.
Oct. 25th, 2010 10:36 pm (UTC)
OP rejected this idea above as too much work.
Oct. 26th, 2010 03:35 am (UTC)
Not sure if it's like nesquick but my secret for homemade powder for chocolate milk: Mix cocoa powder with a little less cornstarch than the cocoa powder. Store.

To use, I mix with a small amount of milk in a cup and microwave about 20 seconds, stir until smooth and then add the rest of the milk. Serve cold as chocolate milk or heat to become cocoa.

Before I caught onto cornstarch, my attempts all ended up with dry cocoa on top of the milk in little lumps.
Jan. 7th, 2012 10:28 pm (UTC)
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