This DIY Hot Cocoa Mix tastes rich and deeply chocolaty but is just as easy as using store-bought packets!
We all know that I am a chocolate snob. This is a fact. I prefer my hot chocolate sinfully rich and decadent; but I cannot argue with the ease of hot cocoa packets.
I am a busy woman who bakes for a living, so forgive me if I’m not excited to whip out the immersion blender to make hot chocolate at 9PM.
About a month ago I was hit with a fierce hot cocoa craving. It was relentless. So I pulled down the cocoa powder, sugar and salt, and I set to making a hot cocoa that tasted rich and chocolaty but was as easy as opening a packet.
I think I made it too good and too easy, because I proceeded to drink this hot cocoa every night for 3 straight weeks. I had to switch to oat milk because it was undermining my diet! 😂 Side note: oat milk and its best friend, almond milk, are also delightful but not as rich as 2% or whole milk.
This would make an adorable gift for a friend or a neighbor (socially distant hot cocoa drinking!) and extra bonus points if you include homemade marshmallows!
DIY Hot Cocoa Mix Tips & Tricks:
- I use confectioner’s sugar in my hot cocoa mix because it dissolves faster and better than regular sugar. Isn’t silky smooth the whole point? My thoughts exactly.
- I didn’t use milk powder because I generally use milk to make my hot cocoa. If you want to use milk alternatives or water (ummm who are you?🤔), you could add a teaspoon of milk powder (or more) to each mix.
- Make Ahead: You can make one giant batch and scoop 2 rounded tablespoons in a mug with the chocolate when a craving strikes or you can make them in single serving portions like I did in the video.
- In the YouTube video I used 1 oz of chocolate, which is even better, but it is a bit decadent for my everyday cocoa habit 😋 so I reduced it below, but more is more.
- IMO marshmallows aren’t optional unless you are a whipped cream on hot cocoa person. In that case, you go on with your bad self!
I am including two different recipes below: the first is a single serving hot cocoa mix and the second is in grams so that you can make as large a batch as you want!Print Print