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February 14, 2017

How To Make Chocolate At Home Without Coconut Oil – Homemade Chocolate Recipe With Cocoa Powder

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Easy homemade chocolate recipe using milk powder and cocoa powder with step by step photos and video !
Wish you all a very happy Valentine’s day !!. When I was looking for some interesting Valentine’s day special recipe, homemade chocolates came to my mind. Long back I have shared a Vegan version of chocolate recipe using cocoa powder,honey and coconut oil. Though it is an easy, perfect and fool proof recipe for homemade chocolate ,the flavor of coconut oil would be dominant which many people don’t like it. Many of my readers who had tried that recipe requested me to share an alternative for coconut oil. I tried it with butter and even with dalda but it didn't work.So I was looking for a chocolate recipe that uses butter and cocoa powder. 

I came across this homemade chocolate recipe without oven in YouTube video . I just halved the quantity of ingredients and tried it today. It came out really well but not tasting like silky smooth Dairy milk. It was pretty good in taste like Five star chocolate with a mildly chewy, fudgy kind. But its quiet addictive to eat :) To make Dairy milk kind of chocolate, we must use cocoa butter to achieve the silky texture. In India, cocoa butter is not easily available and its very costly to buy online too. 

Another easiest option is to melt dark compound or white compound chocolate either in microwave oven or stove top ( Double boiling method) and make chocolates. It tastes really good equal to the store bought ones. Soon I will make a detailed post on that. But this chocolate recipe is made with 4 simple ingredients like milk powder, sugar, cocoa powder, vanilla essence and Butter ( clarified ghee). Cooking procedure is also easy. You don’t need to check for one string consistency sugar syrup. Its just mixing and freezing. Homemade Chocolates would be ready ! Now anyone can make chocolates at home using this recipe

This chocolate tastes the best when served chilled. But it stays good for an hour without refrigeration. So you can make this ahead and serve kids for birthday parties. Kids would love this chocolate for sure. Do try this easy homemade chocolate recipe for this Valentine’s day and have a great celebration. Surprise your Husband and Kids with this lovely chocolates this evening. Soon I must try Raksha’s favorite Milk chocolate/ white chocolate as well by replacing cocoa powder with milk powder. Now lets see how to make chocolate at home using cocoa powder and milk powder with step by step photos and a video for better understanding ! Hope you will try and like it.

Homemade chocolate recipe

Easy homemade chocolate recipe - How to make chocolate at home with cocoa powder

Easy homemade chocolate recipe - How to make chocolate at home with cocoa powder Easy homemade chocolate recipe - How to make chocolate at home with cocoa powder with step by step photos and video !
Cuisine: Indian
Category: Chocolates
Serves: 12 Pieces
Prep time: 5 Minutes
Cook time: 60 Minutes
Total time: 65 Minutes

1 cup - 250ml ; 1 tbsp – 15ml ( 3 tsp)
  • Milk powder - 2.5 tbsp ( I used Nestle Everyday milk powder )
  • Cocoa powder - 1.5 tbsp ( I used Kwality brand)
  • Icing sugar or powdered sugar - 4 tbsp
  • Vanilla extract - 1/2 tsp
  • Butter – 3 tbsp ( Soft, at room temperature)
  • Chopped Nuts & raisins - As needed ( optional)
  • Boiled milk at room temperature - 1 to 2 tbsp ( optional, use only if needed)

  • In a bowl, mix milk powder and cocoa powder. Set aside.
    How to make chocolate at home
  • Boil 5 cups of water in a wide bowl or kadai. Allow it to roll boil well. Switch off the flame. Take a bowl that fits in the kadai. Add 3 tbsp soft butter to it. Keep the bowl inside the hot water kadai. Mix the butter and melt it completely.
    How to make chocolate at home
  • Keep the bowl inside the hot water throughout the procedure. Add icing sugar or powdered sugar to the melted butter.Mix well. It will resemble a creamy paste.
    How to make chocolate at home
  • Add milk powder + cocoa powder mixture to this and mix well. It will become a thick paste by absorbing all the butter. Lastly add vanilla essence, mix well. (IF YOU FEEL THE MIXTURE IS TOO THICK, ADD 1 TO 2 TBSP MILK TO LOOSEN IT). 
How to make chocolate at home
  • Take a chocolate mould ( Either plastic or silicone mould) and fill the chocolate mix. Pat it  well to level the chocolate. Excess butter may ooze out. Don’t worry. Just fill the mould and freeze it for one hour. Remove the mould and rest it for 5 minutes. Remove the chocolate and enjoy !!
    How to make chocolate at home
Enjoy this Valentine’s day with this simple homemade chocolate recipe !

  • Butter should be soft at room temperature. So keep it outside for few hours if its hard or soften the butter in microwave for a minute.
  • For variations, you can add finely chopped nuts or raisins to the chocolate batter.
  • Water should be very hot so that butter can melt easily.
  • Remember to keep the bowl inside the hot water throughout the cooking procedure. It helps the chocolate to set well.
  • For making milk chocolate/white chocolate, just replace cocoa powder with milk powder.
  • I used light cocoa powder. If you use dark colored cocoa powder, chocolate tastes like dark chocolate with mild bitterness.
  • You can try to add equal amount of milk powder and cocoa powder i.e 2 tbsp each for more chocolaty taste.
Homemade chocolate recipe

Try this easy, simple chocolate at home and enjoy the occasion !!
How to make chocolate at home

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R said...

Very cute :)

Chitra said...

Thanks R 😊

harini said...

Hi Chitra its delicious and easy too. I LL definitely try.

Unknown said...

Hello mam, i tried chocolate vd amul butter as i mix milk powder nd icing sugar into the melted butter it becomes a very thick paste, it doesn't become a smooth paste, butter is come out of the paste. To melt all the ingredients i add little amount of milk in it, then it becomes a smooth paste to pour into the mold. After that it doesn't fridge properly. What i do?? Pls help me

Chitra said...

Hi,Yes what you did is right. It will become a thick paste only. It doesnot become smooth as you think. In the stepwise picture, you can see that. As you have added milk, chocolate doesnot freeze. So add little more cocoa powder,milk powder and make a thick paste. Then freeze it. It will set I guess. Hope it works. Thanks.

Unknown said...

All recepies I checked which are really easy. mam, thanks for sharing. Best wishes for more new ideas
keep it up

Unknown said...

meri chocolate freeze nhi hui ab tk 3 hrs ho gye. I used cocoa powder, milk powder, powdered sugar and ghee. feeling depressed

Chitra said...

Hi, Ghee doesn't work for this recipe as it does not harden like butter. Sorry!

Unknown said...

Why there is a powdered textured taste even after mixing everything.. it looks smooth in looks but tastes powdered... its like milk powder is not getting mixed easly..

Chitra said...

Yes, it looks gritty only. It comes out like a fudgy chocolate not smooth like dairy milk chocolate

Unknown said...

if we dont have silicon moulds what is the replacement for it

Chitra said...

Hi, you can use any chocolate mould, plastic box too.

Bolaagia said...

Yeah thanks... Will give it a try.

Chitra said...

Sure, do share your feedback 😊

Purvi Jain said...

Butter should be salted or unsalted

Chitra said...

Use unsalted butter