National Chocolate Milk Day

An ice-cold glass of milk is good, but an ice-cold glass of chocolate milk is even better. That’s why September 27 is celebrated annually as National Chocolate Milk Day. It’s a day when people put aside their disagreements over which version of chocolate milk is better — the premixed or the one made at home with chocolate powder or syrup.

On this day, everyone should come together and agree that chocolate milk is good no matter how it’s made.

The History of Chocolate Milk

Although we’re unsure who invented National Chocolate Milk Day, or when it was established, we do know when the drink itself was first created. This drink was first invented by Sir Hans Sloane, an Irish botanist working in Jamaica during the early 18th century.

As the story is told by the Natural History Museum in Britain, he was given a drink made by the locals that consisted of cocoa mixed with water. He found the concoction to be nauseating, but he also discovered that if it was mixed with milk instead of water, it tasted much better.

He then took this concoction back to England with him, where it was sold for many years for its supposed medicinal qualities. However, it should be noted that the official story of the Natural History Museum is disputed by some other sources.

Many historians have stated that the Jamaicans not only made a cocoa and water drink but that they also made a drink with cacao, boiled milk, and cinnamon. Historians have stated that they were making this drink as far back as the end of the 15th century.

Some historians have also observed that human beings have known about chocolate as far back as 350 B.C., so it’s highly unlikely that Sir Hans Sloane was the first person to have thought about adding chocolate to milk.

Chocolate Milk Has Nutritional Value

It’s a given that chocolate milk is a delicious drink, but what some people don’t realize is that chocolate milk also delivers some essential nutrients. That’s why some people use chocolate milk as a post-workout drink. Below are some of the nutrients that chocolate milk provides.

Chocolate Milk Delivers:

  • High-Quality Protein
  • Vitamins A, B, and D
  • Calcium and Phosphorus

How to Celebrate Chocolate Milk Day

The best way to celebrate Chocolate Milk Day is by enjoying a nice cup of chocolate milk. It doesn’t matter if the chocolate milk is hot or cold, or whether it’s made with powder or chocolate syrup. All that matters is that a person enjoys this beverage on this day.

If people want to spread their favorite chocolate milk recipes or use chocolate milk online, they can post to social media using the hashtag #ChocolateMilkDay.

When is it?
This year (2024)
September 27 Friday
Next year (2025)
September 27 Saturday
Last year (2023)
September 27 Wednesday
Food & Drinks