A while back when I was rummaging through my pantry I came upon several bottles of flavored Yoo-hoo that I had picked up from Wal-Mart and tucked away for over a year. Each of the bottles was covered with a little dust and needed a pretty fierce shaking, but the contents were well-preserved and still tasty. After some Web browsing of a few unofficial Yoo-hoo websites, I discovered these worshipped "Mix-ups" variety of the famous chocolate drink had since been discontinued and I was holding onto a few rare bottles. I immediately got to work on some hacks, and soon figured out how to resurrect these Dead Foods with some delicious and simple home clones.
Source: Top Secret Recipes: Sodas, Smoothies, Spirits & Shakes by Todd Wilbur.
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- 1 1/2 teaspoons granulated sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon banana extract
- 1 tablespoon granulated sugar
- 1 1/2 teaspoons strawberry extract
- 3/4 cup nonfat dry milk
- 3 tablespoons Nesquik chocolate drink powder
- 1 1/2 cups cold water
- 1 teaspoon granulated sugar
- Dash mint extract (less than 1/8 teaspoon)
- Do This
Combine all the ingredients for the flavor of your choice in a container or jar with a lid. Shake until the dry milk is dissolved. Drink immediately or chill in the refrigerator.
Makes one 14-ounce drink.
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.