Recipe: Creamy Hot Cocoa Mix

Posted in , , , on the 9th December, 2012
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Creamy Hot Cocoa Mix (Hot Chocolate)

Are you experiencing a winter wonderland like we are in Minnesota? Why don’t you warm up by the fire with some homemade hot cocoa? This Creamy Hot Cocoa Mix recipe is not only very easy to make, but it’s MUCH better than the processed mixes we’ve all been buying for years.  You can whip it up in less than 5 minutes in your food processor or blender. Really!

Want to make a great homemade gift for someone special? Make a double or triple batch and package it in an airtight jar and tie it off with a festive bow. It is both inexpensive and very thoughtful! It makes a great hostess gift too. Be sure to include instructions with your gift.

Recipe adapted from: The Sisters Cafe

This recipe will bring you back to your childhood. I hope you give it a try! Let me show you step by step how to make this fast and easy Creamy Hot Cocoa Mix.

<Don’t like step-by-step pictures? For a standard printable recipe, CLICK HERE or scroll all the way to the bottom>

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Here are the ingredients: powdered milk (dried milk), powdered sugar, unsweetened cocoa powder, white chocolate chips, and salt.

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To the bowl of a food processor or blender, add the powdered milk, powdered sugar, cocoa powder, …

Creamy Hot Cocoa Mix (Hot Chocolate)

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… white chocolate chips, and salt.

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Process the ingredients until the white chocolate is finely ground. Ta-dah…that’s it! Fast and easy…and delicious too!
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To serve, add 3 heaping teaspoons of the hot cocoa mix to 1 cup hot water or milk. If you add milk it will be VERY creamy. If you add water it will still be creamy.  I choose to save the calories from the milk and add more whipped topping.

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Stir to combine and completely dissolve the cocoa mix powder.

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Top with a generous portion of whipped cream, chocolate shavings, and/or mini marshmallows. Did you know they now make the super tiny, firm marshmallows reminiscent of the processed package hot cocoa packets? Brilliant! I bought the chocolate flavored, but they have the standard white too.

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Check out how creamy this! It’s worth the 5 minutes to make this Creamy Hot Cocoa Mix. Make double or triple batch and keep it in an airtight container for the entire cold weather season (3-4 months). Add an extra special *adult* touch by adding in a bit of peppermint schnapps.

If you give this recipe a try, please COMMENT below.

Enjoy the comfort of food!

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Printable Recipe:

Creamy Hot Cocoa Mix

Serves 4-6
Prep time 5 minutes
Allergy Milk Allergy (Dairy)
Dietary Gluten Free, Vegetarian
Meal type Beverage
Misc Child Friendly, Pre-preparable, Serve Hot
Website The Sisters Cafe
This Creamy Hot Cocoa Mix recipe is not only easy to make, but it's MUCH better than the processed mixes. You can whip it up in minutes in your food processor or blender. Give it away for a gift too, just package in an airtight container and tie it off with a festive bow. Step-by-step recipe pictures: http://recipesingoodtaste.com/?recipe=recipe-creamy-hot-cocoa-mix

Ingredients

4-6 servings

  • 3/4 cups nonfat dry milk powder
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar (a.k.a., icing sugar or confectioner sugar)
  • 6 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 6 tablespoons white chocolate chips (or chopped white chocolate)
  • 1 pinch kosher salt

8-10 servings

  • 1 1/2 cup nonfat dry milk powder
  • 1 cup powdered sugar (a.k.a., icing sugar or confectioner sugar)
  • 3/4 cups unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 3/4 cups white chocolate chips (or chopped white chocolate)
  • 1/8 teaspoon kosher salt

16-20 servings

  • 3 cups nonfat dry milk powder
  • 2 cups powdered sugar (a.k.a., icing sugar or confectioner sugar)
  • 1 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 1/2 cup white chocolate chips (or chopped white chocolate)
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt

Note

Recipe URL: http://recipesingoodtaste.com/?recipe=recipe-creamy-hot-cocoa-mix

Directions

Step 1 Add all of the ingredients to the bowl of your food processor or blender. Process the ingredients until the white chocolate is finely ground.
Step 2 Store the dry mix in an airtight container for up to 3 months.
Step 3 This makes a terrific holiday gift. Just pack in an airtight jar and tie a bow around the lid. Make sure to pack instructions.
Step 4 Instructions to make one serving of hot cocoa: Add 3 heaping teaspoons of the cocoa mix into an 8 ounce mug. Add hot water or hot milk and stir to combine (milk will make it extra-creamy – but will still be creamy adding just water). Top with a generous portion of whipped cream, chocolate shavings, and/or mini marshmallows (they even make the super tiny more firm marshmallows reminiscent of the processed package hot cocoa.)

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PS: If you see mistakes (i.e., spelling errors or inconsistencies in the recipe), please tell me right away. I appreciate any help I can get!

 

 

 

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