What is Milk Chocolate?
Milk chocolate is an indulgent, melt-in-your-mouth treat. Creamy and smooth in texture, milk chocolate is loved the world over. Discover what makes it so special, like how is chocolate made and how milk chocolate gets its smooth taste, below.
How is Milk Chocolate Made?
Love that creamy chocolate taste, but always wondered, “how is milk chocolate made?” Crafting milk chocolate is a labor of love, with three main stages:
- Chocolate producers blend milk ingredients and sugar and gently mix them with chocolate liquor and cocoa powder.
- Next, the mixture is dried and becomes a milk chocolate crumbly powder.
- The third and final stage is where milk chocolate gets its smooth and velvety taste and texture through a stage called ‘conching’, which means carefully mixing all the ingredients together. Like a chef in his own kitchen, the master chocolatiers follow a traditional long conching which guarantees rich, subtle flavor development. The process starts at a low temperature and as it starts mixing, the temperature is raised very slowly to help it dry and develop new delicate flavors from the heat. Care is taken to gently mix for long enough to fully develop the chocolate flavors and allow ingredients to combine together in the silkiest way possible.
Ingredients of Milk Chocolate
What is milk chocolate made of? The signature mild, velvety taste comes from a delicate balance of milk chocolate ingredients. Milk chocolate and dark chocolate both use cocoa liquor, cocoa butter and sugar. But, is there milk in chocolate? Yes, milk chocolate uses milk powder to give it a creamier taste, texture, and lighter color.
Milk Chocolate Pairings
Milk chocolate’s subtly sweet taste makes it the perfect partner to your favorite treats. Pair milk chocolate with a cup of your favorite hot or iced coffee or tea for a sweet afternoon break. Or, combine popcorn with almonds and milk chocolate to enhance a classic movie night snack.
Craving a nutty taste and texture experience? Try our MINI Almond ice cream Bars. Made with the same high-quality cocoa and covered in roasted almonds, it’s a crackly, crunchy delight.
Milk vs Dark Chocolate
When it comes to milk vs dark chocolate, both are delicious but there are some key differences in taste and appearance. The main difference is that dark chocolate contains a higher amount of cocoa, resulting in a more bitter taste and darker color. Milk chocolate contains more milk for a sweeter taste and creamier texture.
Select Your Indulgence
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