The Lewis Road Creamery Chocolate Milk Craze

Photographer: Kate
Serves 4

Okay okay so there is a crazy buzz about this Lewis Road Creamery Chocolate Milk in New Zealand so naturally here at Our Kitchen we were dead keen to try some.  Our friends in the Auckland office informed us that they had tried to purchase some of this ‘like no other’ delicious velvety chocolate milk infused with Whittaker’s Creamy Milk Chocolate but after more than 10 attempts on various days and at a variety of stores, the elusive brown bevvy was still at large.


So while our northern counterparts kept flapping their wings in a counter clockwise milk stalk we southerners busted out the number 8 wire and just got to business and made our own version. Despite our immunity to anything trendy down here in Dunedin, if there is one thing this town is famous for it’s brown beverages and with that sort of experience we are confident that you’ll find our version to be mighty fine.


If you have missed the buzz and am wondering what on earth I’m rambling about, this is going totally cronut. Reports of security guards monitoring supermarket fridges and ‘Chocalypse’ are dominating our local media.  If you are trying to get your hands on the stuff we recommend running shoes and a pair of shoulder pads.


Our version has dutch press cocoa included which makes it super dark and lets be honest… if someone handed me a glass and told me it was the real thing I’d believe them as as far as I know I could be comparing it to an urban myth.


We would be really keen to hear how you like it or if you have also made your own, why not share your secrets?


1L full cream milk (Lewis Road Creamery or any other brand)
200g Whittaker’s milk chocolate
40g cocoa (we used Dutch process)


1. Heat 300mL of the milk in a medium-sized saucepan over a gentle heat.
2. Roughly chop chocolate and add to warm milk with cocoa.
3. Whisk for 5 minutes over gentle heat until well combined.
4. Add remaining chilled milk.
5. Chill before serving.