Homemade hot chocolate mix is an easy, accessible gift that almost everyone loves. And it’s perfect to give that homemade touch even when you’re on a tight schedule!
Hot Chocolate Mix:
8 oz (2 4 oz bars) 100% cacao baking chocolate
1 c. Dutch Process Cocoa Powder
1 c. granulated sugar
2 TB cornstarch
1/2 tsp salt
Optional Add Ins:
1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1 TB espresso powder
crushed candy canes
Break the chocolate bars into coarse chunks, then freeze until hard, about 10 minutes.
In the bowl of a food processor, combine the chocolate chunks, cocoa powder, sugar, cornstarch and salt. Process until it resembles a smooth powder. (Pro-tip: hold on tight to your food processor. It may kick around a little bit)
Store in an airtight container in a cool, dark place for up to 3 months.
To make Hot Chocolate:
Combine 1-2 TB of the mix with 1 c of boiling milk. Simmer on the stove for 30 seconds if you prefer it thicker.
Serving size varies between individual tastes. This recipe produces 18 2TB servings or 36 1 TB servings.
See post for packaging ideas!
- Category: Drink
- Method: No Bake
- Cuisine: American
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