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How to make your own hot cocoa mix

The perfect winter treat, now customizable


Serves 10 to 12

Hot cocoa mix

  • 3 1/2 ounces bittersweet chocolate
  • 2/3 cups Dutch Process cocoa powder
  • 3/4 cups powdered sugar
  • 1/4 cup powdered coconut milk, powdered milk, or malted milk powder
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 2 teaspoons cornstarch

First, break the chocolate into large chunks and blend in a food processor until mealy. Then add the cocoa, sugar, powdered milk (whichever kind you're using), salt, and cornstarch to the food processor. If you don't have a food processor, finely grate the chocolate instead — then stir in the rest of the ingredients by hand.

Blend until combined.

Scoop the mixture into a jar (make sure you scrape around the edges of the food processor bowl to dislodge any chocolate that may be stuck there) and screw on the lid.

For one serving of hot chocolate, you will need:

  • 1 cup milk of choice
  • 2 heaping tablespoons hot cocoa mix

In a small pot, combine the milk and hot cocoa mix.

Whisk together gently over a medium heat until well mixed and steaming.

Pour into a mug and serve.

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