Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Homemade Hot Chocolate Mix

It's cold. Again. As I write this we're headed toward -11 with a -30 wind chill. So that makes it a perfect evening for some hot chocolate! Once I realized how many ingredients on the store bought packets of hot chocolate aren't things I recognize, I decided to try making my own mix. It turned out to be super simple to make a delicious mix, so I want to share it with you!

It only takes a few ingredients that you probably already have!
You'll need:
2 Cups unsweetened cocoa powder
1 1/3 Cups sugar-I used this Washed Raw Sugar but you could use regular sugar, Turbinado, or Sucanat also.
1 tsp salt

Put cocoa and sugar in a blender and blend until sugar is powdered. Mix in the salt and place your mix in a container.

Use about 2 heaping Tablespoons in a mug of hot milk.
You can add a few drops of Vanilla in for a little flavoring if you like, it's good either way!

Now I'm going to make a cup, grab a blanket, and listen to that cold wind blow outside!

What's your favorite cold weather drink?

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  1. That is how I make my hot cocoa too, but only one cup at a time! I will have to try making a batch thanks to your instructions! My favorite hot drink is Earl Grey tea, I'm having some right now. :)

    1. Hi Candy! I like to make a whole batch in case I'm feeling too lazy to do anything but warm up the milk! :) Earl Grey is a good one! There's something about that Bergamot Orange in there that makes it energizing I think! Thanks for coming by today! Have a wonderful day!

  2. Can you use stevia for the sweetener?

    1. Hi Kathy! Yes, you can use Stevia but you would want to use less than the sugar I used here. Different products/brands of Stevia have different levels of sweetness so you may need to experiment a bit.The general rule for substituting stevia for sugar is 1 cup of sugar=1 tsp of powdered stevia extract. I would probably try about 1 1/4 tsp of stevia in this recipe. I think that should be about right, but you can always adjust to the amount of sweetness you like. This was a great question! Thanks for visiting me!

  3. perfect!! Thank you for sharing at the Thursday Favorite Things Blog Hop, sorry I am late stopping by. Hope to see you linking up again this week . Big Hugs

  4. Sounds yummy! We make our own hot cocoa from scratch too :) Thanks for sharing on The HomeAcre Hop! Hope to see you again today! We have a brand new giveaway going sure to enter for a chance to win!

  5. This sounds like such a great hot cocoa mix and when you make it you know exactly what is in it. Perfect for the weather we are having in the Northeast. Thank you for sharing with the Clever Chicks Blog Hop! I hope you’ll join us again next week!

    Kathy Shea Mormino
    The Chicken Chick

    1. I always feel better when I can pronounce all of the ingredients in our food! You guys have had a rough winter out there in Northeast, ours has been cold, but most of the snow and ice have missed us for once! Stay warm!