Simple Tips on How to Get Chocolate Milk Out of Carpet

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Learn these simple and effective ways on how to get chocolate milk out of carpet and tips neutralizing the smell that the stain leaves behind.

Especially if you have kids, chocolate milk stain is inevitable. So, it would be wise to know how to get chocolate milk out of carpet to make cleaning off future spills less challenging. If you are dealing with such crisis right at this moment, there’s no need to panic. These tips below would very likely help you. 

There are two methods to remove chocolate milk from your carpet:

Ammonia is commonly used in cleaning because it has properties that help break down stains
Ammonia is commonly used in cleaning because it has properties that help break down stains


What You Will Need:

  • Water
  • Towel
  • Liquid dishwashing detergent
  • Spray bottle
  • Ammonia
  • White vinegar 
  • Vacuum
  • A cup or a vessel


1. Absorb the excess liquid.

Grab a towel, and make sure to wipe off all the excess liquid from the carpet. There shouldn’t be any excess left before you start removing the stain.

2. Mix water and liquid dishwashing soap.

This is the solution that you will use to remove the stain. To make it, mix two cups of lukewarm water and a tablespoon of liquid dishwashing soap in a container.

3. Spray or dab with a towel.

After making the solution, you can put it in a small spray bottle. It would be easier for you to spray some onto the stained spot. Another option is to get a towel and dip it in the solution. Dab it on the stained area – from outer going in to avoid smudges and spreading of stain.

4. Let it rest and dab again.

After dabbing or spraying the stain with the solution, let it rest for at least five minutes to give time for the solution to work its way through the stain. After letting the solution sit, dab on the stained area again to remove any stain residue left.

5. Repeat.

Repeat steps 3 to 5 should the first time not be enough to remove the stain until you’re satisfied.

Ammonia is commonly used in cleaning because it has properties that help break down stains
Ammonia is commonly used in cleaning because it has properties that help break down stains

Ammonia Solution and White Vinegar Solution

If the stain persists, you can mix two cups of lukewarm water with a tablespoon of ammonia or lukewarm water with white vinegar.  Use a sponge with the ammonia solution or white vinegar solution to remove the stain. After doing so, dab the stained area with an old towel. The final step is to use baking soda; sponge the stain with it, then use a vacuum to clean it off. You can then leave your carpet to dry.


What You Will Need:

  • Paper towel
  • Cloth towel
  • Table salt
  • Dishwashing liquid
  • Water 
  • Ammonia 
  • sponge
  • white vinegar
  • vacuum


1. Absorb the stain using paper towels and put salt afterwards.

Use paper towels to absorb the liquid spilt on the carpet by laying them over the spot. After letting the paper towel absorb the chocolate milk, sprinkle the stained spot with salt.

2. Leave it and vacuum after.

Let the salt sit on the spot for at least twenty minutes. After twenty minutes, you can vacuum the sprinkled salt off the carpet.

3. Mix dishwashing liquid and water and dab it onto the stain.

Just like in the first method, mix two cups of lukewarm water with one tablespoon of dishwashing liquid. Grab a clean cloth and dip it into the solution. Make sure to squeeze out all the solution of the towel before dabbing it onto the stain.

4. Dab the stain with a dry towel. 

After using the solution on it, make sure to dab the area with a dry towel. 

5. Use ammonia solution, apply white vinegar solution, and dry with a clean towel.

Dab the ammonia solution on the area that still has a stain to remove it more effectively. After using ammonia solution, use the white vinegar solution to balance out the ammonia solution previously used on the carpet.  After doing so, use a clean towel to dry up the wet area.

After learning how to get chocolate milk stain out of carpet, you might want to deal with the smell as well. There are three ways to do just that: coffee ground method, peroxide method, and vinegar method. Choose your preferred method, leave them on the stained area of the carpet, and dry with a clean cloth. 

Just follow these tips to put your carpet back to its original state after a chocolate milk spill.

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Mattie Keyes

Hi there! This is Mattie. When I am not making DIY projects for my house, I spend most of my time researching and writing reviews of different products that you can buy online. I am an office worker turn full-time blogger, and I hope to help other homeowners like me on how to improve and reinvent your home using the best ideas and equipment.