By now, you've most likely heard of the chocolate milk craze that was created through the collaboration of New Zealand's best milk and New Zealand's favourite chocolate. Lewis Road Creamery's Fresh Chocolate Milk is an indulgent chocolatety treat that combines Lewis Road's Premium Whole Milk with Whittaker's 5 Roll Refined Creamy Milk Chocolate to deliver a delicious, velvety chocolate milk like no other.
I was sent some of this product and fell in love instantly. If you're a Whittakers chocolate lover you'll immediately recognise the signature taste from your very first sip. This product is the only chocolate milk in New Zealand that uses real milk chocolate and that is reflective in it's quality and taste.
For those of you who don't know, this is what the original LRC x Whittakers Chocolate Milk looks like. It comes in the traditional LRC bottle however is slightly modified with a golden cap and brown typography including the Whittakers logo.
This product has been liquid gold, selling out seconds after hitting shelves. Not only is this product hard to get your hands on - you may find yourself cringing at $6.49 per 750ml bottle and if you're from the south island, you won't even see these in your local supermarkets!
If you're eager to try this out or just craving the taste again I'm going to help you create your own! You'll get the same rich creamy chocolate milk nestled in the original bottle with this faux version.
FRESH CHOCOLATE MILK
You will need only two ingredients to recreate the original - Lewis Road Creamery's Pure Organic Milk (750ml) either non-homoginised like I did otherwise you can just get homogenised along with a 250g block of Whittakers 5 Roll Refined Creamy Milk Chocolate. If you were wanting to go for a better option with less sugar you could use Whittakers 72% Dark Ghana instead.
Check out my recipe for Faux LRC x Whittakers Chocolate Milk here. I used a full block of Whittakers 5 Roll Refined Creamy Milk Chocolate (minus two - three lines which were nonmed in the making) in the recreation showcased without the addition of cocoa.
STRAWBERRY CHOCOLATE MILK
I also did a Strawberry Chocolate Milk version using Whittakers White Chocolate and fresh strawberries which you can find the recipe to here. In the recipe I do use an addition of strawberry powder for colour and concentrated taste.