I’ve mentioned in a prior post that although I am not a coffee drinker, I still love a good, warm drink. Hot cocoa is one of those yummy, nostalgic concoctions that I cannot get enough of this time of year. It is the perfect companion for a solo Netflix and chill session. Walking into the office with a thermos full of it makes me look like an adult on the outside but still feel like a kid on the inside. 🙂 Perhaps the best part about it is how quick it is to make. Have you ever looked at the ingredient list of your favorite store-bought variety, though? Bleh! If you, like me, are not here for the unnecessary chemicals and preservatives then scroll down just a bit to see how incredibly easy it is to make your own homemade hot cocoa mix. Just a few ingredients, about five minutes, and you’re there! Plus, I’ve included some of my favorite garnishes and mix-ins at the end to take your drink over the top.
2 cups Cocoa powder (I use Hershey’s 100% Cacao “Special Dark”)
1 cup Granulated sugar
1.5 cups Powdered sugar
1 tablespoon sea salt
Makes about fifty servings.
Add cocoa powder, sugars, and sea salt to a large bowl.
Mix together very well, ensuring there are no clumps.
Transfer into a sealable container
To serve, add one tablespoon of mix per mug of hot milk.
Garnish as desired.
Favorite Garnish and Mix-in Ideas:
- Crushed mint leaves (muddle at the bottom)
- Candy canes (use as stirrers and they’ll add flavor as they melt)
- Vanilla extract
- Irish Cream
- Whipped Cream
- Caramel (like this sauce)
- Cinnamon sticks
- Chai spice (just a pinch)
Please leave reviews and ask any questions below. Thanks!