Best Ever Hot Cocoa Mix

"White chocolate is the ingredient that provides a soft, creamy texture to this hot cocoa mix that's rich and chocolaty...and ready in less than five minutes. Recipe by Jeremy Sauer."
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  • Combine ingredients in large bowl.
  • Working in two batches, pulse ingredients in food processor until chocolate is finely ground.
  • Store in airtight container for up to 3 months.
  • Too make hot cocoa, stir 1/3 cup of the mix into 1 cup of hot (not boiling) milk.
  • Top with whipped cream or mini marshmallows and a little chocolate powder. I sometimes use cinnamon or nutmeg powder, instead. A little brandy and a crackling fire make for a real treat!

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  1. senseicheryl
    I was JUST about to post this amazing recipe that I saw this morning on the website and VOILA! Here it is. Here's what is said on the website: "Best-Ever Hot Cocoa Mix - Forget about the watery hot cocoa with dehydrated marshmallows you sipped as a kid--our instant hot cocoa recipe is creamy, rich, and big on chocolate flavor. Test Kitchen Discoveries - Nonfat dry milk adds a sweet dairy flavor to the cocoa, especially if you reconstitute the mix with hot milk instead of hot water. Confectioners sugar works best in this recipe--it dissolves quickly and the cornstarch (an ingredient manufacturers add to the sugar to prevent clumping) helps thicken the cocoa. White chocolate provided our cocoa with a soft, creamy texture and pushes the chocolate flavor to new heights." Thanks for posting. :-)
  2. 909692
    I used coffee creamer and dark chocolate cocoa powder...I was afraid it would be too bitter, so I added a little extra sugar, which was not necessary. It was really sweet, which was totally fine with my 7 yr old. I made with water, because that's how he likes it. This is a keeper!
  3. tlye5090
    Very creamy, rich hot chocolate. I reduced the sugar and it was still very sweet - even with a good Dutch cocoa.
  4. Hazelruthe
    This is fabulous! My family absolutely loves it. Beats that store bought stuff to pieces! I really love the addition of the white chocolate chips. A very rich, smooth and chocolatey hot chocolate. Thank you! <br/><br/>Cathy
  5. Vyrianna
    This was a bit bitter to our tastebuds. It might have been the cocoa I used which was a blend of alkaline (Dutch process) and "normal" cocoa. We found we needed 1 more Tablespoon powdered sugar per serving. It may have something to do with the fact my husband prefers his hot cocoa made with water, and I did omit the salt. I'll try it again with milk (but I've already added extra powdered sugar to the mix). I did like how easily this disolved in the liquid.


  1. tlye5090
    Used only ? the recommended sugar and may cut it back to ½ the next batch.


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