Yoo-hoo Chocolate Drink copycat recipe by Todd Wilbur
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Yoo-hoo Chocolate Drink

Score: 2.83. Votes: 18
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In the early 20s Natalie Olivieri was watching his wife can tomatoes, when he got the idea to create a bottled chocolate drink with a long shelf life while. When New York Yankee great Yogi Berra later met Natale and tasted his drink he was an instant fan, and helped raise funds to make Yoo-hoo a national success.

I cloned this drink in the first book, Top Secret Recipes, but have since discovered an improved technique. Using a blender to mix the drink, as instructed in that first recipe, adds too much unnecessary foam. So here now is the revised Yoo-Hoo chocolate drink recipe that you shake to mix.

Source: Top Secret Recipes: Sodas, Smoothies, Spirits & Shakes by Todd Wilbur.

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  • 3/4 cup nonfat dry milk
  • 3 tablespoons Nesquik chocolate drink mix
  • 1 1/2 cups cold water
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      Combine all ingredients in a container or jar with a lid. Shake until the dry milk is dissolved. Drink immediately or chill in your refrigerator.

      Makes one 14-ounce drink.

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Score: 2.83. Votes: 18
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Feb 6, 2007, 22:00

My dad first made this and we drank it right away and it was okay, but we let it sit over night and it tasted authentic yoo-hoo drink straight from the bottle!

Feb 18, 2006, 22:00

I tried this recipe but I used a blender to mix it up and let it chill for a hour. It tasted just like the real thing my kids loved it.

I'm Todd Wilbur,
Chronic Food Hacker

For 30 years I've been deconstructing America's most iconic brand-name foods to make the best original clone recipes for you to use at home. Welcome to my lab.

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