If you’re a chocolate fan, it’s your lucky day! We’ve compiled 20+ chocolate recipes to celebrate National Milk Chocolate Day.
Falling annually on July 28, National Milk Chocolate Day is a great excuse to celebrate milk chocolate! However, we wouldn’t stop you from celebrating it all year long!
Keep reading for ways to observe this July 28 national day, get our list of chocolate recipes and learn more about national days in general.
If you’re looking for more chocolatey goodness, don’t forget to check out National White Chocolate Day and National Bittersweet Chocolate Day as well!
Milk chocolate vs. dark chocolate
Before we get into celebrating National Milk Chocolate Day, let’s make sure we understand the difference between milk chocolate and dark chocolate.
In the battle between milk chocolate vs. dark chocolate, there are some similarities. Both milk chocolate and dark chocolate contain cocoa solids and cocoa butter.
The thing that differentiates milk chocolate from dark chocolate is milk. Seems simple looking at the names, right?
Dark chocolate doesn’t have any added milk added, whereas milk chocolate does have milk added. Therefore, dark chocolate has a higher percentage of cocoa than milk chocolate.
White chocolate is different than both milk and dark chocolate because it doesn’t contain any cocoa solids. This technically means that white chocolate isn’t chocolate at all!
How to celebrate National Milk Chocolate Day
Now that you know the difference between milk chocolate and dark chocolate, let’s celebrate National Milk Chocolate Day!
There are lots of obvious ways to celebrate this July 28 national day. Here are a few other creative ideas to help honor it.
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- Visit your local chocolate shoppe and treat yourself to a piece of gourmet milk chocolate (or a few, we’re not gonna judge)!
- Get some chocolate decor to add to your kitchen like a hanging sign or a chocolate themed apron.
- Melt down some milk chocolate and make chocolate dipped fruit. It doesn’t have to be limited to strawberries, any fruit would be delicious – pineapple, blueberries, peaches, cherries, raspberries – the sky is the limit!
- Have a milk chocolate party. Let a chocolate fondue fountain be the center of the show!
- Take a tour of a chocolate factory like Hershey’s Chocolate World or Cadbury World.
- Make your own chocolate bars by using chocolate molds.
- Have chocolate for breakfast; no, really! Add milk chocolate chips to your pancakes this morning.
- Drizzle some melted chocolate on top of ice cream, frozen yogurt or popcorn to elevate your snacking.
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What is a national day?
National days of the year are a fun way to celebrate odd and unusual foods, animals and items that you come into contact with. Be sure to check out this national day guide for more fun days to celebrate.
It gives information about the history of national days, why we celebrate them and includes some hashtags to use when sharing national days on social media.
There are close to 2000 national days in the year and over 150 of them are celebrated in July. To see them all, have a look at this post to discover more about the national days in July.
If you enjoy puzzles, be sure to also check out our July-themed word puzzles including this July word search printable of national days, this 4th of July word search puzzle and this 4th of July printable word scramble
Is food your thing? Each day of the month has a food or drink associated with it, too. You’ll find all the July food holidays here.
Be sure to also check out these national days this month:
- National Mojito Day – Nothing says summer like a refreshing mint cocktail. Get the recipe on this post.
- National Crème Brûlée Day – Learn facts about crème brûlée to honor this dessert themed national day.
- National Tattoo Day – Did you know the first tattoo dates back to 3300 B.C.E.? Learn more fun tattoo facts in this post!
- National Bikini Day – Find out the history of the bikini, and why this two piece swimsuit was so controversial.
- National Pina Colada Day – Find out where pina coladas originated, and how to make a pina colada to celebrate this national drink day.
- Be a Kid Again Day – Channel your inner child on this special national day.
- National Fortune Cookie Day – Try the easy no-sew fortune cookie craft in this post to celebrate National Fortune Cookie Day!
More July 28 national days
Did you enjoy learning about National Milk Chocolate Day? Well you’re in luck, July 28 is host to more than just one national day!
Here is a complete list of all the July 28 national days:
- National Milk Chocolate Day
- Buffalo Soldiers Day
- National Water Park Day
- World Hepatitis Day
- World Nature Conservation Day
Chocolate recipes to celebrate National Milk Chocolate Day
If you love milk chocolate as much as we do, check out the following chocolate recipes. There’s no better way to celebrate National Milk Chocolate Day than making a chocolate recipe!
In addition compiling delicious milk chocolate recipes in the list below, we’ve also sprinkled in a few dark chocolate and white chocolate recipes as well!
Milk Chocolate Recipes for National Milk Chocolate Day
National Milk Chocolate Day falls annually on July 28. It's the perfect excuse to try a new chocolate recipe!
Some of these chocolate recipes are holidays-themed, and some are perfect to make year round.
Make sure to save this page so you always have these chocolate recipes on hand for when you need them.
These Individual Chocolate Soufflés are the perfect ending to any dinner party. They’re easier to make that you might imagine. Light and fluffy, the soufflés have a hint of Grand Marnier liqueur. Try one today!
This easy recipe for homemade chocolate milk only takes 5 minutes to make. Make yourself a cup today!
Get the sweet and salty flavor going with these home made peanut clusters.
This delicious Homemade Hot Chocolate combines cocoa powder and dark chocolate chips to make a super flavorful mug of hot chocolate that is ready in just minutes.
These crunchy macaroon cookies are drizzled in chocolate and have a delicious cherry on the top. Try to have just one!
These delicious shortbread cookies, are dipped in chocolate and chopped pistachios for the perfect decadent crunch.
These indoor s'mores will have the kids dreaming of a camping trip when the weather is rainy outside
Welcome fall with these peanut butter truffles decorated with candy autumn leaves.
These cute owl cookies are fun to make and the kids will love them. Best of all they are a no bake Halloween treat.
These Thanksgiving dirt cups are a fun way to teach your child a little about nomadic Native American tribes and give them a tasty snack at the same time.
These cute turkey cookies are a fun project to do with kids. Use your left over Halloween candy to fashion a turkey for your Thanksgiving dessert table!
This pilgrim hat cookie recipe is ready in less than 30 minutes and the kids can do it themselves!
These fun Halloween dirt cups will delight your kids in a spooky kind of way.
They are super easy to make and would be fun to have on a Halloween party table.
These Oreo mummy pops are spooky snack on a stick. They are super easy to make and perfect for Halloween parties or handing out to trick or treaters.
These sweet little Christmas Tree Cupcakes are so festive looking and have a healthy surprise lurking under that rich green frosting!
They will be the hit of your Christmas dessert table, for sure!
Peppermint bark is one of those desserts that just seems to spell Christmas.
The delicious combination of white and dark chocolate come together in layers and is topped with crushed peppermint sticks.
What is not to like about that?
These dirt pudding cups are creamy and crunchy with a waffle cone Christmas tree top. The kids will love to help you make them!
If you are looking for a special dessert for your Valentine’s Day dinner for two, look no further.
These Raspberry Cheesecake Truffles and decadent, pretty to look at and very easy to make.
They are cross between a cheesecake recipe and a candy treat!
Treat your special someone to a dipped white chocolate sugar cookie sprinkled with crushed peppermints.
It’s time for some luck of the Irish with these adorable s'mores cookies in the shape of leprechaun hats.
They are made with chocolate and marshmallow. It’s almost like having s’mores the Irish way.
These Irish Cream truffles are perfectly decorated for St. Patrick's Day. They are easy to make and super tasty.
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Since graduating from The University of North Carolina at Greensboro, Jess has been living and working in Los Angeles, CA. She is a freelance writer, specializing in content related to fashion, food and drink and film industry topics. Find out more about Jess here.