Morinaga Milk Cocoa: Enjoy Japan’s Best Hot Chocolate

I prefer coffee to hot chocolate. But sometimes, I enjoy a cocoa drink at breakfast made with Morinaga Milk Cocoa powder.

The product from Morinaga Seika Confectionery has been a staple in my house for a long time, and my family loves it.

Morinaga Milk Cocoa

Morinaga Milk Cocoa

Morinaga Milk Cocoa was introduced in 1919 and celebrated its 100th-anniversary last year.

It has now become the most loved instant hot chocolate brand in Japan.

Since the first release in 1919, Morinaga has supplemented the original with sibling products such as Cocoa 70, Pure Cocoa, and Senobi.

And today, when Japanese people think of hot chocolate, many will be reminded of those products. 

How to Enjoy

Morinaga Milk Cocoa Powder

How to Make Morinaga Milk Cocoa

My favorite way to drink hot chocolate is with milk.

According to the directions pictured above, the maker recommends making the cocoa drink with about 20 grams of Milk Cocoa powder and 120 ml of hot milk.   

If you want to enjoy the original taste of the cocoa, simply dissolve about 24 grams of Milk Cocoa powder in about 120 ml of hot water.

Of course, the cocoa drink can also be served iced, in which case, first pour about 20 ml of cold water or milk into a glass with about 24 grams of Milk Cocoa powder.

Then give it a good stir, and additionally add 120 ml of cold water or cold milk.

Taste and Nutrients

Hot Chocolate made with Morinaga Milk Cocoa powder

The hot chocolate made with Morinaga Milk Cocoa powder and milk is mild and rich in taste.

It is a wholesome, delicious beverage packed with dietary fibers (1.3 g per cup) and polyphenols (200 mg per cup).

So Japanese moms like to serve it to their children.

Ingredients and Calories

Morinaga Milk Cocoa Ingredients Nutrition Facts Calories Label

Lastly, here is the ingredients and nutrition facts label. According to that, with 77 kcal per 20 grams, the Morinaga Milk Cocoa powder consists of sugar, cocoa powder (22-24 percent cocoa butter), dextrose, skim milk powder, milk sugar, creaming powder, maltose, whole milk powder, cacao mass, salt, flavoring, pH adjuster, and emulsifier.


Hi, I'm Tomo, a Japanese blogger living in Niigata Prefecture, Japan. For the purpose of enriching your life, I would like to introduce things about Japan on this blog, especially unique Japanese products, cooking recipes, cultures, and facts and trivia.

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