Few things warm our souls when the weather gets chilly like a cup of Hot Cocoa. We’ve had a hard time finding a pre-made mix that we like; they’re often too sweet for us. We love dark chocolate and, therefore, we want our hot cocoa to have a good, rich, chocolate taste. This Hot Cocoa Mix, which is a variation of several I’ve found out there on the ‘Net, fits the bill just perfectly for us.
Hot Cocoa Mix
2 1/2 – 3 C. powdered sugar
1 C. cocoa (Dutch-process is great, if you have it)
2 – 1/2 C. nonfat instant milk (I only use the kind with super fine grain texture)
1 tsp. salt
Mix all ingredients together and store in an airtight container.
To make Hot Cocoa:
Add 3 heaping spoonfuls (to taste) to mug. Add hot water (or milk, if you want it super rich), stir and enjoy!
We like to add crushed peppermint, whipped cream, Andes candy bits, or marshmallow cream to our hot cocoa.
Yield: about 6 cups dry mix