It is cold here in Phoenix, temperatures are below 60 degrees! We were out of hot cocoa mix and I was forced to make it out of pantry staples. The flavor is rich and I’m so happy with the results. This would make a great gift.
It is so simple; just mix together some staples from your pantry. I am always trying to find ways to use the non-fat powdered milk from my food storage. Adjust flavor to your liking. For a more robust chocolate flavor use less powdered sugar and a bit more cocoa. I used Hershey’s Cocoa because it is what I normally buy. For a deeper chocolate flavor use Callebaut, Dutch-processed cocoa. For a more Mexican chocolate flavor add ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon. When ready to use simply fill your cup ½ full with hot cocoa mix and add hot water. This makes a great gift.
Hot Cocoa Mix
- 3 cups powdered sugar
- 2 ½ cups powdered milk
- 1 cup cocoa
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 2 teaspoons cornstarch.
Whisk ingredients together. Store in an air-tight container. Prepare hot cocoa by filling mug ½ full with hot cocoa mix then adding hot water to fill mug. Whisk together. Serve with whipped cream.