Hot Cocoa Mix and Variations

Total Time
21mins
Prep 10 mins
Cook 11 mins

This easy, yummy recipe comes from Good Housekeeping Magazine. Its easy to mix up a batch and will keep up to 6 months at room temperature, in a tightly sealed container. Place mixture in a decorative jar or tin for gift giving.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 12 cups unsweetened cocoa
  • 1 14 cups sugar
  • 6 ounces semisweet chocolate, coarsely chopped
  • 14 teaspoon salt
  • whipped cream (optional) or miniature marshmallow (to garnish) (optional)

Directions

  1. Blend cocoa, sugar, chocolate and salt in a food processor using the knife blade.
  2. Process until almost a smooth powder.
  3. Be careful not to over process it.
  4. You should end up with about 3 1/2 cups of cocoa mix.
  5. Variations.
  6. Mocha.
  7. Prepare cocoa mix as directed above, adding 1/3 cup instant coffee powder or granules to the mixture before blending all in the processor.
  8. Mexican Spice.
  9. Prepare cocoa mix as directed above, adding 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon and 1/4 teaspoon ground red pepper (cayenne) to the mixture before blending all in the processor.
  10. Vanilla.
  11. Prepare cocoa mix as directed above, adding half a vanilla bean (pod and seeds) to the mixture before blending all in the processor.
  12. To Make hot cocoa:.
  13. Add 3 Tablespoons of cocoa mix and 1 cup of milk to a microwave-safe mug, stir to mix.
  14. Microwave on High power for 1 1/2 to 2 minutes or until blended and hot, stirring once.
  15. Top with a dollop of whipped cream or a few mini-marshmallows if desired.
  16. NOTE: Because everyone's microwave is different, watch carefully while microwaving (the first time) to prevent spillovers. Adjust microwaving time accordingly for your unit.
Most Helpful

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What a very delicious mix to make at home! After whipping this together, I made some of it as hot chocolate/cocoa for myself & some of it as mocha for my coffee-loving other half! Both of us, extremely satisfied with the results! Thanks for posting a great recipe! [Tagged, made & reviewed in the current Cumfort Cafe event]