FoodNetwork.com's hot cocoa recipe, BrownEyedBaker.com's easy homemade hot chocolate mix and SmittenKitchen.com's decadent hot chocolate mix are some easy-to-make recipes for hot cocoa mix. Make hot cocoa by adding hot water or milk to one of these powder mixes.Continue Reading
To make Food Network's recipe for hot cocoa, combine 2 cups powdered sugar, 1 cup Dutch-process cocoa, 2 1/2 cups powdered milk, 1 teaspoon salt and 2 teaspoons corn starch. Add 1 pinch of cayenne pepper, or more to taste. To make hot cocoa, fill approximately half a mug with powder mix, then fill to the top with hot water, milk or milk alternative. Stir well.
For easy homemade hot chocolate mix, combine 1 cup granulated sugar, 6 ounces finely chopped unsweetened chocolate, 1 cup unsweetened cocoa powder, 1/2 cup dry milk powder and 5 teaspoons cornstarch in a food processor. Add 1 teaspoon vanilla extract and 3/4 teaspoon kosher salt. Process for 30 seconds to 1 minute, until the ingredients are well blended into a fine powder. For hot cocoa, use roughly 1 part cocoa mix to 4 parts liquid.
Make decadent hot chocolate mix by combining 1/2 cup granulated sugar, 1 tablespoon cornstarch, 3 ounces chopped bittersweet chocolate, 1/2 cup cocoa powder and 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract. Add 1/8 teaspoon fine sea salt and process into a fine powder.Learn more about Beverages