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