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As much as the kids keep trying to get me to approve of them wearing tank tops and shorts outside, the truth is, it’s getting cold out there! When it gets cold, that means it’s time for hot chocolate. I don’t mind the store bought hot cocoa, but really, it’s pretty weak compared to homemade hot cocoa mix. A mix that comes with a fantastic cocoa flavor and can be enhanced in anyway you want. All of that comes with a simple hot chocolate base and I’m sharing that with you right here, right now.
Homemade Hot Chocolate Mix
This is all you need. Two cups of powdered sugar, one cup of cocoa powder, a half cup dry milk, and one teaspoon of salt. Then a mason jar to keep it all in.
Pretty much all you do is combine all the ingredients in the mason jar and you’re good to go. I like to run the powdered ingredients through a blender to make it a more uniform mix.
If you want, stir in about a half cup of chocolate chip bits. If you run them through a food processor you’ll have a better chance of them dissolving for an even chocolatier hot chocolate.
Serve your hot chocolate with one cup of water, milk or add in some cream or half and half, your choice based on preference. Just stir in two or three tablespoons of the mix, and stir to perfection. Top with whipped cream or marshmallows and enjoy!
- 2 cups powdered sugar
- 1 cup cocoa powder
- 1/2 cup dry milk
- 1 tsp salt
- 1/2 cup chocolate chips (optional)
- Mix all ingredients together and store in an airtight container. Run mix, minus the chocolate chips, through a blender to make it a finer powder to better mix all ingredients together.
What is your favorite way to enjoy hot chocolate? Mixed in milk or water? Anything added in? Tell me your favorite flavors in the comments below.