2 years ago, I made my hot chocolate by slowly melting chocolate in heavy cream over low heat. It was a wonderful, it was decadent and it was not very child-friendly. Well, my child didn’t like it. So this winter I’ve been testing some varieties of hot cocoa mixes that I could make in a large batch and just have on hand. Between my husband and newly-converted son, we go through a lot of hot cocoa. I keep our jar of mix on the counter by the coffee pot and the microwave. This way, I can add it to a cup of coffee to jazz up my morning or heat up a cup of whole milk.
Hot Cocoa Mix
- 3 1/2 c. sugar
- 1 1/4 c. dark cocoa powder
- 1 c. unsweetened cocoa powder
- 1 Tbsp. sea salt
Whisk all the ingredients together. Put them in an air tight container to store. When you are ready to make a cup, warm 1 cup of whole milk and stir in 2 Tbsp. of the mix. You can top it with fresh whipped cream or marshmallows. This recipe makes enough mix for 92 8 ounce cups of cocoa.
*For the cheflets: Make sure the cocoa is only lukewarm before serving your little ones… no one likes a burnt tongue, no matter how wonderful the drink is!*