Loving it. We bought some black forest hot chocolate mix when we were in the States, but haven't been able to find it at home, so when I came across some cherry flavouring, I decided to try to duplicate it. I followed the instructions, and added .25 ml of cherry flavouring. I have now made a batch for my brother and sister in law, and one for my parents. I'll be going back to this recipe... the possibilities are endless!
Thank goodness I found this recipe! I cringe when I think of non-dairy creamer and even more when I read the ingredients on the store bought box of hot cocoa mix, so this recipe is exactly what I needed. Super easy and even better when I ran it through the food processor (can also use a blender). I'll be making this again.
I LOVE hot chocolate and this recipe is my first attempt at making my own. I was very pleased with the traditional cocoa recipe and it will probably save me lots of money this winter! I also tried the spiced version and did not like it at all... way too strong. I might try it again whith significantly smaller amounts of the spices.
Pretty good recipe! I did notice that the hot chocolate I buy from WF (365 brand) also has vanilla flavoring, so I added powdered vanilla and it tasted much better and closer to the store-bought mix. I'm making vanilla sugar and plan to use that in my next batch to compare. This is a keeper. Thanks for posting!
I usually make hot cocoa from scratch, but may like this recipe even more. It's certainly convenient to have on hand. We do use fat free milk instead of water. After reading the ingredients, there's no way I would buy commercial hot cocoa mix for my children. Have purchased the simply cocoa or organic versions which are available, and they're ridiculously expensive. Just bought the ingredients to make another big batch of the plain version. Thanks for sharing the recipe!
I love the flavour of this mix. I usually make the Java Cocoa Mix and add cinnamon. I also like the fact that it doesn't use coffee creamer as an ingredient.<br/>Edit 11/17/2014 - I'll sometimes increase the cocoa powder to 1/3 cup. I preferring whizzing the mix in my blender. It seems to make a finer powder than my food processor does.
Made hot chocolate mix as per reciped. Tasted good. Easy to make. Kids enjoyed. Thanks for sharing.
Yummmm! My mom drinks hot chocolate every morning, so I made this mix as a gift for her last Xmas. Of course, after I tasted it, it is now in our home as well. I used the traditional mix, but look forward to trying the others as well. Thanks for posting, daisy!
This was awesome! I made the spiced cocoa, and the cardamon gave it such an extra punch of flavor - very different from the 'normal' hot cocoa. I also used "special dark" cocoa powder, which made this VERY rich. This recipe will go in the keeper cookbook for gift giving in the future. Made for the Comfort Cafe, Jan 2009.
I have made a similar recipe for several years. I really like the options that were listed in the recipe. In place of the sugar, I used Splenda granular. I look forward to trying the spiced version.