I received Divine Chocolate and Imperial sugar samples to use in recipes during #Choctoberfest. All views and opinions are wholly my own.
It’s Day 3 of #Choctoberfest! If you missed the recipes from Day 1 or Day 2, be sure to click back and grab them. Have you started an entire Pinterest board for chocolate recipes, yet? Today’s the day to do it! You’re going to want to save every scrumptious recipe! Plus, if you haven’t entered the GIVEAWAY for a gift basket with $350 in chocolate and chocolate making goodies, GO HERE and do that right away. 🙂
Our kids and grandkids love nothing better on cold afternoons and evenings than a steaming mug of rich, creamy hot chocolate. I like having hot chocolate mix on hand in the cold winter months, so they can mix up a cup, anytime they need one, but I’m not a huge fan of the individual packets. They have a LOT of extraneous ingredients and they are far from economical. Plus, I like the idea of making our cocoa with whole milk from the fridge instead of adding water to the mix that has powdered milk in it. This hot chocolate mix recipe is easy and makes a nice gift, too, when packaged in cute containers, like the milk bottles in my picture, with a mug and some homemade cookies. Design some cute custom labels for the bottles and you’ll have a gorgeous DIY gift!
If you like chocolatey, delicious hot cocoa with a smooth, creamy texture, I think you’ll enjoy this easy DIY hot chocolate mix, as much as my kids and grandkids!
For a special treat, I topped off each mugged with a dollop of whipped cream and some of the chocolate curls I showed you how to make, yesterday.
What’s your favorite way to drink hot chocolate? Do you like special add-ins? Share your favorites in a comment on this post.
- Mix the granulated sugar, salt , arrow root powder (or cornstarch)and cocoa powder in a large bowl.
- Place half the mixture and 1 bag of chocolate chips into your food processor and pulse until the chips and dry ingredients are thoroughly combined into a fine powder.
- Process the second half of the dry ingredients and second bag of chocolate chips in the same manner.
- Stir everything together in one large airtight container and store in the pantry with instructions for making individual mugs.
- Use two to threeTablespoons, (according to taste), of mix for each 1 cup of warm milk.
- optional: For extra richness and fun, top a mug with whipped cream and chocolate curls!
TIP 2: The arrowroot powder (or cornstarch) could be left out of the recipe if you like. I use it as a healthier way to prevent caking and clumping of the mix and to add a thicker, creamier texture to the cocoa. I think once you use it and see the difference it makes, you will like adding it to your mix, too.
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