Discover 3 popular ingredients in chocolate malt drink

ingredients in chocolate malt drink

The main ingredients in chocolate malt drink which create their delicious and fulfilling taste are malt, cocoa powder, milk powder, etc.


Known for its sweet taste and aromatic chocolate flavor, chocolate malt drinks have been gaining popularity among all ages. This makes the ingredients in chocolate malt drink become a big concern for people around the world. In this article, FGC will show you some helpful information about some main ingredients in chocolate malt drink.


Malt is a germinated cereal grain, typically barley that has been dried. Compared to normal grains, malt is changed in flavors and chemical composition. The malt taste is described as nutty, sweet, and somewhat similar to toast, caramel, and chocolate. This makes them an important ingredient for many different foods and products.

ingredients in chocolate malt drink - malt
                                              Malt is a germinated cereal grain

How is malt made? 

Firstly, the grains are soaked in water to absorb, usually lasting from 24 to 48 hours. After reaching a sufficient moisture level, the grains will be drained and begin to germinate. Here, the starches convert into various types of sugars, such as monosaccharide glucose, disaccharide maltose, etc. The next step is kilning, which dries the grains down to 3-5% to prevent further germination. Then it can be stored in bags or containers. Depending on the intended use, the malt can be roasted to create further changes in flavor, color, and nutritional profile. 

What is the benefit of malt?

Malt is one of the main ingredients in chocolate malt drink. Malt is a rich source of B vitamins and essential amino acids. These compounds are good for metabolizing the carbohydrates, protein, and fat in food into energy, boosting your intake. Calcium and some important minerals in malt help your bones to be healthy and strong. Malt also supports digestive health and lowers cholesterol levels. That’s why malt is indispensable among many ingredients in chocolate malt drink.

Cocoa powder

Cocoa powder is made from cocoa beans, the primary ingredient in chocolate. It is used to add chocolate flavor to desserts and beverages. Cocoa powder has a dark brown color and a bitter taste. Among ingredients in chocolate malt drink, cocoa powder plays a role as a flavoring agent.

ingredients in chocolate malt drink - cocoa powder
                                      Cocoa powder is made from cocoa beans

How is cocoa powder made?

After harvest, the cocoa fruits will be cut to get the beans inside. Let the cocoa beans ferment for 2-7 days, depending on the environmental temperature and moisture content. This step creates the color, flavor, and aroma of chocolate. Then, the cocoa is roasted, and at the same time, the beans and the outer shell are separated. Cocoa beans are ground, and cocoa butter melts to create a mixture called chocolate liquor. Next, chocolate liquor will be pressed to release cocoa butter. The rest is unsweetened cocoa powder.

What is the benefit of cocoa powder?

Many researches have proved that cocoa powder, one of ingredients in chocolate malt drink, contains several essential compounds that benefit your health. Cocoa powder has a high amount of antioxidants, especially polyphenols. Polyphenols help to reduce blood pressure, better blood flow to your brain and improve brain functions. In addition, cocoa powder may improve mood and symptoms of depression due to cocoa flavanols.

Milk powder

The ingredients in chocolate malt drink include milk powder. Milk powder, also known as dried milk, or powdered milk, is obtained by evaporating until it leaves behind milk solids. It retains the original flavor of milk but has a bland taste compared to fresh milk. Due to its low moisture content, milk powder can be stored for a much longer time than regular milk. 

ingredients in chocolate malt drink - milk powder
                             Milk powder can be stored for a much longer time

How is milk powder made?

To make milk powder, milk will pass into the evaporator to remove its water. Then it runs through a separator which removes the butterfat inside. The remaining evaporated is condensed milk, which will be turned into milk powder by drying. As the milk droplets fall, the swirling air rapidly removes the water out of the droplets of milk and we get the milk powder.

What is the benefit of milk powder?

Milk powder is a rich source of protein, and vitamins A, D, E, and K, which promote the development of the cells and stimulate the immune system. Calcium, phosphorus, potassium, and protein in milk powder support your bone development and health. It also contains potassium, which lowers blood pressure and prevents cardiovascular diseases.

Other ingredients

Besides malt, cocoa powder, and milk powder, other ingredients in chocolate malt drink are sugar, natural food additives, some vitamins, and minerals. Sugar and some food additives add sweetness, diverse flavors, and aroma to the drinks. Some vitamins and minerals added to the drink include vitamin A, vitamin E, vitamin B6, calcium, magnesium, iron, etc. These substances help the chocolate malt drink be more nutritious and beneficial for health.

ingredients in chocolate malt drink - sugar
                         Sugar adds sweetness, diverse flavors to the drinks


These ingredients in chocolate malt drink not only create an amazing taste but also bring a rich source of nutrients and health benefits. Each ingredient plays an important and indispensable role in fulfilling the flavor of this drink. All of ingredients in chocolate malt drink are strictly controlled to make a safe and high-quality drink for all people. 


About Future Generation Co., Ltd

Future Generation Company Limited is one of the largest beverage suppliers in Vietnam, with 26 years of experience in production and export. FGC is equipped with modern machines such as Hotfill PET and TetraPak machines, ensuring high-capacity production. FGC strives to achieve our mission to become Vietnam’s leading healthy beverage company. Our factories also meet international standards such as ISO, HACCP, etc. In addition, we constantly innovate our machinery system, strengthen production capacity, and increase productivity. 

FGC also provides Private Label Services. With this service, we can help customers in researching and formulating beverages, designing product label packaging, and creating their own brands. This is an ideal solution for small and medium enterprises. Moreover, FGC provides free samples for customers to test before bulk orders. We also ensure delivery as fast as possible. 


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