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February 14, 2017

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

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.
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  • 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 !!
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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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February 5, 2016

Chocolate Covered Strawberries Recipe – Valentine’s Day Recipes

Chocolate covered strawberries recipe
Valentine’s Day is fast approaching. Many of you might have started thinking about gifting ideas and to make some special recipes on Valentine’s day. Before 10 years,when our marriage date was fixed, 2005 Valentine’s day was very special to us. He gifted me ruby stone gold stud with a chocolate box and I gave him a T Shirt. From then, every year on Valentines day, he gives me some special gifts like Camera, mobile phones, dress, jewelleries, handbags etc whereas me as a wife shower all my love by making some interesting, new dishes for him as he loves to eat varieties of food. 

This year, when I was thinking about Valentines day recipes, my friend Shalini told me about this Chocolate covered strawberries ( Strawberries dipped in chocolate sauce). I browsed for this yummy dessert recipe & found it is a traditional gift for Valentine's Day in the United States. I became double happy & tried it this morning to start off Valentines day special recipes in my blog.

For this recipe,i referred few youtube videos for tips and tricks. I won’t say I made it perfect but still as a first timer,Iam happy with the outcome.Here i have showed you how to melt chocolate using microwave but i’ve discussed the other methods of melting as well. I used dark sweetened compound chocolate for melting.You can use white compund chocolate too. Even though the preparation is easy,there are few points you should keep in mind. 

Please refer “Notes” section for tips before you start. For variations,you can make homemade chocolate covered banana and other fruits like blueberries, prune, chocolate covered almond and even chocolate covered oreos. I decorated them with sprinklers,rice crisps. Run your imagination and play with it. Lets see how to make chocolate covered strawberries at home easily. 
Chocolate covered strawberries

Chocolate Covered Strawberries Recipe

Chocolate Covered Strawberries Recipe How to make Chocolate Covered Strawberries at home using microwave 
Cuisine: Indian
Category: Sweet
Serves: 4
Prep time: 10 Minutes
Cook time: 5 Minutes
Total time: 15 Minutes

  • Compound Chocolate - 100 gms ( I used Vanleer brand, sweetened)
  • Fresh Strawberries - 10 nos
  • Sprinklers,rice crisps - for decoration
**Please refer”Notes”section before you start..

  • Wash & pat dry the strawberries completely. Make sure strawberries are completely dry because chocolate will not be coated over wet strawberries.
  • Break the compund chocolate into small pieces. Take them in a clean, dry, microwave safe bowl ( make sure there is not even a single droplet of water). Heat in medium power ( I kept 450W) for 30 seconds. Remove the bowl and stir it with a clean, dry spoon.
chocolate covered strawberries
chocolate covered strawberries
  • Again microwave in medium power for 1 minute. Remove and stir well. Repeat this process until the chocolate is melted. No issues if there are minute pieces of chocolate. It will melt in the residual heat. Remove the bowl and keep mixing to melt completely. It took approximately 2.5 minutes to melt in my microwave. But this time may vary. So keep an eye. Over doing may stiffen the chocolate.Take care !!
chocolate covered strawberries
chocolate covered strawberries
  • Now take the dry strawberries and insert a toothpick in the head part. Hold the toothpick and dip 3/4th or whole strawberry ( as per your wish) in the melted chocolate. Swipe it in the rim of bowl or pat it to remove the excess chocolate. Arrange the strawberries on a plate. Do this process quickly before the chocolate hardens.
chocolate covered strawberries
  • Suppose if the chocolate is hardened before you finish the work, microwave them in medium power for 30 seconds to melt them. If you are not able to bring the correct consistency for chocolate, add 1 tbsp of odourless cooking oil  for 100gms of chocolate and then melt in microwave. Chocolate will melt properly. Serve after few minutes once the chocolate sets.Enjoy !
Other methods of melting chocolate
  • Direct heat: This method is easy and convenient. Place the chocolate in a heavy saucepan over very low heat, stirring constantly till the chocolate begins to melt. Immediately remove the pan from the heat and stir the chocolate until it is smooth. Be careful while using this method because there are many chances for the chocolate to scorch. To avoid this,do the process in very low flame with constant stirring.
  • Double boiler: This method takes a little longer than the direct-heat method but eliminates the possibility of scorching the chocolate. Place water in the bottom of the bowl  and chocolate pieces in another bowl that fits the water bowl.The top of the water should be 1/2 inch below the upper pan. Then place the double boiler over low heat. Stir the chocolate constantly until it is melted. The water in the bottom of the double boiler should not come to boiling while the chocolate is melting.Stir chocolate occasionally as it softens. When you have just a few small unmelted chunks, remove bowl from heat (residual heat will melt the rest).

Points you should keep in mind
1. There should be no water in strawberries or chocolate. So pat the strawberries and dry them completely before you dip them in the chocolate.
  • Make sure all equipment is completely dry. Any moisture on the utensils or in the container may cause the chocolate to seize/stiffen. If this happens, stir in 1/2 to 1 teaspoon shorteningor odourless cooking oil (not butter) for every 30 gms of chocolate.
  • Be careful to keep water from splashing into the chocolate. A single drop will cause the chocolate to seize.
  • Keep heat low to avoid scorching if using double boiler method.
  • Always stir chocolate during melting.
2.Melt the chocolate very carefully. Be patient and stir the chocolate every 30 seconds for best results.
  • If the chocolate becomes rock hard before completing the dipping process,add a tbsp of cooking oil  for 100gms of chocolate and melt to bring it to the right consistency.
Enjoy this easy, yummy deseert for your special day ! Have a fun filled celebration !!

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July 10, 2014



Easy Homemade Chocolate recipe with just 3 ingredients - Cocoa powder, coconut oil and honey ! U may wonder by seeing this title .I too felt the same when i saw this super easy recipe here . U won’t believe if I say I had been attempting to make a perfect homemade chocolate recipe for the past 3-4 months in different combinations using stove top as well as microwave methods. Yes,its all for some of my reader’s request & to make my dream post come true. And yay! my dream came true finally !. Actually I was trying to make basic homemade chocolate using one string sugar syrup. But I felt the taste was more like a chocolate burfi . So I worked on it by changing the ratio of ingredients to make it a real chocolate and posted the recipe HERE !

Coming to this post, this chocolate recipe needs only 3 ingredients which are readily available in all our pantries and the highlight is its completely dairy free, vegan, no sugar, no sieving, no boiling and no microwaving too. Just mix, pour, freeze and viola!! Your chocolate is ready. Cool right??.  Its a great recipe for beginners & even your kids can make it. I won’t say it tastes like melt in mouth Dairy milk. chocolate. But It tasted similar to dark chocolate with slight bitterness & coconut-ty flavor. Please don’t try this recipe if u don’t like coconut oil flavour. There are very less chances for this recipe to go wrong. Don’t worry if you don’t have chocolate moulds. U can use mini muffin pans or some ice trays lined with parchment paper. I bought these moulds from Nilgiris, Jayanagar - Bangalore.

Keep this recipe as a base, run your imaginations and come up with different flavours on your own. I added few chopped nuts in some pieces & it was good to have the crunchy taste while eating. But remember this chocolate will melt & becomes soft soon after you remove from the freezer.So consume it immediately. It tastes great even if it melts, just go on & lick the melting chocolate. Friends, just rush into your kitchen and make these cuties.Surprise ur kids & sweetheart while they come back home in the evening. All you need is just 1 hour freezing time.All the best !! Thumbs up

For beginners, I have shared all possible tips for troubleshooting in my NOTES section. Do have a glance into it before you start doing. Ok, lets see how to make perfect chocolates at home easily.

If you are looking for homemade chocolate recipe without coconut oil, please CHECK THIS LINK 

Homemade chocolate recipe

Easy homemade chocolate recipe

Easy homemade chocolate recipe Easy homemade chocolate recipe with just 3 ingredients ! - Just mix, pour n freeze !!
Cuisine: Indian
Category: Chocolate
Serves: 10 
Prep time: 5 Minutes
Cook time: 60 Minutes
Total time: 65 Minutes

If you are looking for homemade chocolate recipe without coconut oil, please CHECK THIS LINK !

1 cup - 250ml
  • Coconut oil - 1/4 cup ( in liquid form at room temp)
  • Cocoa powder - 1/4 cup
  • Honey or maple syrup - 2- 3 tbsp
  • Salt - a dash
  • **Peanut butter – 1 tsp (to suppress coconut oil flavor,optional)
  • Keep all the ingredients ready. Coconut oil should be in liquid form.not frozen. In a bowl, mix all the 3 ingredients adding a dash of salt. Mix well with a whisk. Make sure there are no lumps. Mix it well for a minute.( you can add a tsp of peanut butter to suppress the smell of coconut oil, I din’t do this step)
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  • The mixture would be runny while you pour into the moulds. That’s just right. It should not be thick.
  • Pour into chocolate mould or a small muffin liner lined with parchment paper. No need to line if you use chocolate mould. U can use wider bowls too but it takes longer time to set.
How to make chocolates at home step2
  • Cover the mould or bowl with a cling wrap or polythene sheet. It helps to prevent ice formation on top of chocolate. Freeze it for an hour and Viola, Ur chocolate is ready. After an hour, remove the mould and gently tap it. Chocolates will come out easily !
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Consume immediately because it may melt in your hand !


  • Most important thing is coconut oil should be in melted form. If your oil is frozen, heat it slightly, cool down and bring it to room temperature. Then you can mix with other ingredients. If you don’t follow this step, this chocolate will become a super flop.
  • Also while mixing, there should not be any lumps at all. The mixture would be runny while you pour into the moulds. That’s just right. It should not be thick.
  • Adjust the quantity of honey as per your taste buds. I used nearly 2.5 tbsp. Taste the mixture in between and check for taste before you pour them in moulds.
  • These chocolates have slight coconut oil smell while eating. If you don’t like them, add 1 tsp of peanut butter when you try it next time. Do not add too much. But I don't think oil flavour would be suppressed ;).I think you can add some vanilla essence or chocolate essence to remove the smell. Hope it woks !
  • For variations, you can add chopped nuts in the bottom of mould and pour the chocolate mixture over it.
  • Please do not substitute coconut oil with butter or any other oil. It won’t work.
  • If you want to use other sweeteners,u can go for powder stevia ( I don’t think you get this in India).
  • I got around 10 small pieces using chocolate mould. If you use mini muffin pans, you may need to use one pan with 12 mini muffins.
  • I got one more recipe from the comments section. People in abroad can try this too. Mix equal parts of coconut oil, raw cocoa, a little liquid chocolate stevia & mix it up. Pour them in mini muffin cups. U can sprinkle unsweetened coconut or add a teeny dollop of almond butter or chopped nuts.( Source : TONYA BALLEW in comments section).
  • I also tried adding melted butter and coconut oil in equal quantity to reduce coconut oil flavor. But it was stuck to the mould and it was difficult to remove. So I guess this recipe works the best with coconut oil.
  • If you are looking for homemade chocolate recipe without coconut oil, please CHECK THIS LINK !

How to chocolate at home easily
Enjoy this 3 ingredient homemade chocolate with your loved ones !
Easy homemade chocolate recipe


Uma maheswari tried this recipe & shared this picture with me :)

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