December 19, 2023 26 Comments
This homemade instant hot chocolate mix is going to hit the spot. Of course, you might just decide to move somewhere warm instead of drinking it.
I freeze my gifts in Massachusetts. We had a frozen pipe, a dead car and kids out of school. Wow! How to deal with what winter has given us? Coffee and hot chocolate! (I hate tea).
Here are two of my favorite recipes: Vegan Hot Chocolate and DIY Peppermint Mocha. They should put a smile on your face.
This instant hot chocolate mix came about from wanting something around in case we ran out of milk. Also, I love INSTANT anything. What I don’t like is packaged mix in small packets. First, they are messy. Second, they are harmful to the environment. Finally, they don’t taste much like hot chocolate.
I thought it would be fun to make my own and tweak it to have MORE chocolate and LESS sugar.
This was the weather outside the day I decided to make it. My kids were coming home from school and were excited to be my official taste testers.
I went out in this weather to walk my dog because I’m not tough enough to send my kids out. My outfit was so ridiculous that I hoped none of my neighbors noticed me walking by. They would recognize my dog because he was just in his regular old hair.
I wore ski pants, a ski jacket, goggles, ski gloves and a pompon hat. I looked like I was going out on the next Apollo mission. The dog didn’t want to come home because he seemed to like the 40 mph wind gusts and getting hit by the snow.
I was glad when I got back inside I made this INSTANT mix because I needed it. The dog sat by the door waiting for me to come back out (not going to happen).
This recipe is really simple, but there is a catch. Dry milk powder is a bit expensive. This tastes a lot better than the packet mixes so I think it’s worth it.
Feel free to mix in mini marshmallows or some cayenne pepper (or both) to adjust to your liking.
Have you made your own homemade hot chocolate instant mix?
Homemade recipe for instant hot chocolate
Makes 4 ½ cups
1 ½ cups confectioners’ sugar
1 ½ cups unsweetened cocoa powder
1 ½ cups nonfat dry milk powder
1 teaspoon of salt
2 teaspoons cornstarch
In a large bowl, mix the sugar, cocoa powder, dry milk powder, salt and cornstarch. Store in a Mason jar or plastic container. When ready to use, shake the container and add 1 tablespoon of mixture for every two ounces of hot water or hot milk. Stir well in your cup. Four tablespoons of mixture will make 8 ounces of cocoa.
For a tablespoon of mixture = 23 calories, 0.3 g Fat, 0.2 g saturated fat, 4.9 g carbohydrates, 3.8 g sugar, 1.3 gr protein, 0.6 g fiber, 45 mg sodium, 1 SmartPts
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