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20+ Chocolate Recipes to Celebrate National Milk Chocolate Day

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!

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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.

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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!

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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, popcorn or frozen yogurt to elevate your snacking.

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What is a national day?

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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 the history of national days and why we celebrate them.

There are close to 2000 national days in the year and over 150 of them are celebrated as national days in July. You can get our free July word search of national days to celebrate these special days.

Is food your thing? Each day of the month has a food or drink associated with it, too. Some are month long observances in July while others are only celebrated on a single day. Check out all of the July food holidays here.

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! 

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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!

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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.

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You can also watch our video about the national food days of July on YouTube.

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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.

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