Homemade chocolate using cocoa powder

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Most of us can't get cocoa beans where they live, or it's just too expensive. With this simple Instructable I will show you how to make delicious chocolate at home using only the basic ingredients which everybody has at home or can get at local supermarket for small amount of money.

For your convenience i wrote down all the measurements in metric and American system, if I conver metric to american wrong let me know.
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Step 1: Ingredients

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Ingredients you will need for this Instructable are:

Milk - 150ml (2/3 of a cup)
Cocoa powder - 220g (2 cups)
Butter - 160g (3/4 of a cup)
Water - 230ml (1 cup)
Flour - 30g (1/4 of a cup)
Sugar -120g (1/2 of a cup) - if possible use powdered sugar

Step 2: Step 1

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Take 220g (2 cups) of coca powder (make sure you take as finer powder you can find, look at the picture) and put them in a bowl. Take 160g (3/4 of a cup) of butter and put them in bowl containing the cocoa powder. Using a spoon grind bigger pieces of cocoa powder. I recommend chopping the butter in smaller pieces for easier processing. Put the contents of the bowl in a blender or a food processor and blend them into a fine paste (check the last picture), if you don't have an access to a blender or a food processor you can use a regular mixer for the job but I will warn you, it will be messy.

Step 3: Step 2

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Put 230ml (1 cup) of water in a pot and put the paste you made in previous step in it. Heat it up until its hot, but not boiling. Put the fluid back in the bowl and add 150ml (2/3 of a cup) of milk , 30g (1/4 of a cup) of flour and 120g (1/2 of a cup) of sugar in while it hot. Put the mass in a food proccessor or mix it by hand until you get rid of the lumps.
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swetha 5628 days ago
swetha 5628 days ago
Can you make this without flour??

Seriously liked the above methodology. i made a few chocolates through DIY kit on They were amazing.

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SooY2 months ago

why need to put flour inside the mixture?


josh.zirpoli7 months ago

I went through and calculated this out in to cups by the grams given. The recipe was way off. But here is my conversion. I haven't tried it out yet but hopefully it will be good.

2/3 cup milk

Little under 1 cup cocoa powder

¾ cup butter

2 TBSP flour

Sugar ½ Cup

I used these measurements however I added more sugar to my taste before I put the mixture in the freezer hopefully they turn out if not it taste soooooo good in liquid form :P

Mrs.Fang2 months ago

Hello everyone :D I made this recipe but I altered it:) for my taste. I went on and used coconut oil , rather then butter this time around. ( Butter was not bad but, coconut oil is better in many chocolate recipes) Then added the 1 tbsp of vanilla extract, doubled the sugar, added 1/4 cup of honey for the sweetness but, that's just me, I never used flour.Ever. Maybe I should use dry milk next time too but Its snowing and didn't feel like going to the store.. LOL. It actually turned out way better when I did it this way :) . I taste my food as I prep and cook anything. When fixing anything its just a habit to taste following recipes are guidelines but don't have to follow them to the T alter add take away is the key. :D

gabby_2333 months ago
How long does it greeze for
gabby_2333 months ago
How long does it have to freeze??
PramodhJ1 year ago

Hey. Your article was really informative. I just want to try it right away but only one thing is stopping me. I am little confused with in ingredient "FLOUR".

I was wondering what flour it could be Rice, Wheat, Maize .....

I'll be eagerly waiting for a reply so that i can start with my first home made chocolate... :)

SarahB9 PramodhJ3 months ago

Usually when people just say flour they mean wheat flour, so unless you are gluten free or like experimenting I would use wheat flour.

LikeAJ9 months ago

I just made this but instead of cooling it then melting it, I poured it right over peanut butter and set it in the fridge! I hope it nummy!

AriannaR LikeAJ3 months ago

is it good?

the chocolate is not being frozen after 6 hours !!!!!!!

AreebaA4 months ago

i want to this recipy without butter

Find a different recipe, this one is terrible.

JamaicanF7 months ago

I have a much easier recipe will post an instructable soon

Which Flour to use??

LoRenP9 months ago

Your conversion from metric to American is wrong! Or something is wrong! Two cups of cocoa powder makes it horrible and not edible. It requires a whole can of cocoa. 2 tablespoons would make it edible and plenty chocolaty.

kupkake.lala9 months ago

disgusting! im tring to make a cake out of it so far no good

dls349110 months ago

can xantan gum be used in place of the flour

boobear9811 months ago

it turned out great and I used it for cookies

can we melt butter and add cocoa powder?

zolam19991 year ago
It was disgusting I was really disappointed
zolam19991 year ago
I tried this and first of all the butter and cocoa did nOT make a paste. And when it was done it was disgusting. O_O
fr8rain1 year ago
Dosen't mixing butter with cocoa make cocoa butter? If you're using real butter and not fake stuff?

Cocoa Butter is a butter made from cacao oil - oils extracted from the cacao bean - it's a plant butter, basically. What other commenters are saying is that cocoa butter solidifies firmer than dairy butter (or other oils/fats), therefore chocolate made with cocoa butter is harder and slower to melt than if it were made with dairy butter.

RpAus1 year ago
Made this version last week substituting baby milk formula for flour and using dark cooking cocoa (I was looking for toddler friendly treats) Just used a centimetre square piece straight from the freezer to make the best hot chocolate I've ever tasted ! 1 cup hot milk + 1 square chocolate. Thanks for the recipe, it's my new favourite!
Just put them in the freezer! Can't wait!
sbassa2 years ago
try this recipe, it is the same but with no water
it will not be runny like so many people that have posted here
mkambas sbassa1 year ago
answer to earlier post by sbassa:
i did visit the wikihow and, suprisingly,... it does use water!
enty12 years ago
Do you need to use a double boiler?
rrjackson2 years ago
does it matter if I use evaporated milk?
ShabanaN2 years ago
I tried this recipe.It tastes good but it is not becoming hard.Thanks in advance.Please help.
i dont have a food processor/blender, and i dont want to make much of a mess, so I am doing this step by hand.

be warned, this will tire you out VERY FAST if the butter is not soft and/or in small pieces!
Melt the butter beforehand., Then blend with the cocoa powder. It is easier.

Cocoa butter get it harder.
Oh thank you for commenting this! i am making this right now and my blender broke last week when my friend put glass in it! Thank you! :)
Sache_Chris2 years ago
My batch came out a bit runny so i added a little more that okay? After i did it became a bit more thicker and not so runny, right now it is in the fridge getting ready. Thank-you for your recipe also I learned i can use the same recipe to make cake, or icing.
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