Hot Cocoa Mix

Nothing like a good cup of hot cocoa to warm up on a cold winter day.

Warm up any time with a rich cup of hot cocoa!

Warm up any time with a rich cup of hot cocoa!

Ingredients

2 cups powdered sugar
1 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
2 1/2 cups nonfat dry milk powder
1 teaspoon fine-grain salt
2 teaspoons cornstarch
1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
1 pinch ground cayenne pepper, optional
Hot milk or water to serve

Instructions

Put the chocolate chips and the cornstarch in a food processor/blender and make them as powdery as possible. You may need a bit of the powdered sugar too.

Combine the powdered sugar, chocolate chip/cornstarch mixture, cocoa powder, milk powder, salt, and cayenne in a large airtight container. Secure the lid and shake to combine. Remember to shake the mix before every use. The mixture does settle over time.

Take 2 tablespoons of the mix and place in a mug. Add about 2 ounces hot water or milk. Stir to combine. Fill the mug with more hot water or milk and enjoy. Milk will make this richer and is amazing.

Notes
Aztec indians always added chiles to their chocolate. Even a pinch will add a zing of flavor. No need to be concerned with this being spicy, it’s not enough to do that.

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2 Responses to Hot Cocoa Mix

  1. Beth says:

    If you substitute Nido for the non-fat dry milk it will result in a richer creamier cocoa as Nido is a whole milk product. Generally located in the Hispanic section at the grocery.

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