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Hot Chocolate Mix

 

                     

I left the word "homemade" out of this recipe because this is

 

 

sooo much better than any I've tried before.  And it can

 

 

easily be doubled or tripled.  And it makes the best gift!

Even though this is a simple recipe, you can make it even better

 

 

by the addition of different ingredients and toppings. Hershey

 

 

now makes a dark cocoa and several companies now offer

 

 

powdered cream.  There are just so many options to the

 

 

traditional recipe.  

About the Ingredients

•  Sugar-Basic granulated sugar.

•  Cocoa-Always use fresh and good quality.  

•  Powdered milk-You can use more than specified, will make it

 

 

   creamier.  Check out the powdered cream too.

•  Cayenne-Just a tiny bit enhances the taste of hot chcoclate.

   The Olmec, Mayan and Aztec civilizations were the first to turn the

 

 

   cacao beans into chocolate and they enhanced the flavor by

 

 

   using hot peppers..

 

Ingredients

•  1½ cups sugar

•  1 cup baking cocoa*

•  1 cup powdered milk or powdered cream (I mix half of each one)

•  A teeny tiny pinch of cayenne (optional)

You will need a storage jar with a tight-fitting lid.  The size will

 

 

depend on the quantity.

Instructions

1.  Combine the ingredients in a jar; shake to combine*.

 

 

 

2.  For each cup of hot chocolate, add 2 tablespoons of mix plus 

 

 

     hot water; stir and enjo

 

 

Options (add per batch or cup)

  Mini chocolate chips, ¼ cup per batch or sprinkle on top

 

 

 

•  Pumpkin pie spice,  1 tsp per batch

 

 

 

•  Cinnamon, 1 tsp per batch

 

 

•  Mini marshmallows, dehydrated, ¼ cup per batch

 

   

    Dehydrated work better when doing a batch; use the regular

    mini marshmallows when doing it by the cup.

•   Candy canes are great to use for stirring!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

KEYWORDS

best hot chocolate, simple hot chocolate, easy hot chocolate

      

Our Best Hot Chocolate in a clear glass cup.
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Our Best Hot Chocolate in a flip top jar.
Jar of heavy cream powder
Jar of heavy cream powder.
A can of Ghirardelli Majestic Cocoa.
Mini Dehydrated Marshmallows
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