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Hot Chocolate Mix

a close up shot of Hot Chocolate Mix in a glass cup
Enjoy a warm cup of hot chocolate on cold days all winter long with this decadent hot chocolate mix.
Prep Time 15 mins
Total Time 15 mins
Course Drinks
Cuisine American
Servings 2
Calories 1090 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • ¾ to 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 4 ounces semi-sweet chocolate bar or chips
  • 2 ounces white chocolate bar or chips
  • 1 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • ½ cup instant nonfat dry milk
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch, optional (see note)

Instructions
 

  • Combine all ingredients in the bowl of a food processor.
  • Pulse or run until the chocolate bar pieces are completely broken down and the hot cocoa mix is a consistent powder.
  • Package in a container with a lid.
  • To serve, mix two tablespoons of hot cocoa mix with 6-8 ounces of hot water or milk, stir, and enjoy.
  • For the best results, include cornstarch in the mixture as listed in the ingredients. To serve, heat 2 tablespoons per 1 cup of milk over the stovetop until the mixture reaches a simmer. Stir constantly, and allow to simmer for 1 minute. Hot cocoa will thicken slightly. Serve.

Notes

  • If you are not serving the hot cocoa mix made on the stovetop, you can omit the cornstarch from the mixture. It will not heat up enough to thicken the hot cocoa if you just mix it with hot milk/water. It doesn’t change the flavor of the mix, and it won’t hurt to leave it in the ingredients either way.
  • This mix keeps well for up to three months, and you can double the recipe to make a big batch to keep you warm all winter.
  • Vary the types of chocolate and the amount of sugar for your own personal taste preference. Try to maintain a ratio of twice as much sugar as unsweetened cocoa powder.
  • To make hot chocolate on the stovetop, heat 2 tablespoons per 1 cup of milk over the stovetop until the mixture reaches a simmer. Stir constantly, and allow to simmer for 1 minute. Hot cocoa will thicken slightly. Serve.

Nutrition

Calories: 1090kcalCarbohydrates: 158gProtein: 23gFat: 51gSaturated Fat: 30gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 15gTrans Fat: 0.03gCholesterol: 34mgSodium: 1309mgPotassium: 1692mgFiber: 25gSugar: 109gVitamin A: 332IUVitamin C: 3mgCalcium: 411mgIron: 16mg