Hi Bold Bakers!
I loved making hot chocolate as a kid but I never knew you could actually make your own Hot Chocolate Mix. My recipe is inexpensive to make and works as a great Holiday gift.
All you do is place a large sieve over a bowl and sieve together all of the ingredients. Now, the better the ingredients you use, the better the result you get out. Use a good quality unsweetened cocoa powder. The better the cocoa, the richer your hot chocolate.
Next is a little sugar for sweetness to cut the richness of the cocoa powder. I also add in cornstarch which will help thicken your hot chocolate. When cornstarch heats, it activates and thickens. Lastly, to make our Hot Chocolate creamy we add dry milk powder. Lots of different brands make milk powder and it is widely available in most supermarkets. I put links above the recipe so you can buy it with a click of a button.
To make a mug of homemade Hot Chocolate, place a couple of tablespoons of the Hot Chocolate Mix in a pot with a mug of milk. Bring this mixture to a simmer and pour into a mug. Enjoy with marshmallows.
Place my Peppermint Candy Spoons on the side of your mug and use it as a stirrer and you get a lovely hint of mint as it melts, which is a perfect combination with the chocolate.
Can I use hot chocolate powder instead of cocoa powder?
Great question! NO, no you can not! Do you know how I know that you were thinking of doing that? because when I was young I used to use hot chocolate powder in my baking when I had used all of my mums cocoa powder. Although hot chocolate powder does contain cocoa powder it also has extra sugar and other ingredients that you just don’t want in your baked goods.
Do you make hot chocolate with water or milk?
For a creamy mug of hot chocolate my preference would be to use milk instead of water to make your hot chocolate. However there is dried milk in the mix so if you do use water it will still be ‘milky’.
Does hot chocolate mix go bad?
Not at all. Store it in an air-tight container out of the direct sun indefinitely. There is nothing in there that will go bad or rancid. So if you were thinking of maybe giving it as a gift or making it early to have for the holiday season then feel free to mix it up early and have it ready to go.
- 1 1/2 cups (7 1/2oz/212g) dry milk powder
- 1/2 cup (4oz/115g) sugar
- 1/2 cup (2oz/57g) unsweetened cocoa powder
- 2 teaspoons cornstarch
- Sieve all the ingredients into a bowl
Keep in an air-tight container indefinitely.
Add 3 tablespoons of the Hot Chocolate mix to 8 oz milk or water into a saucepan and stir. Simmer on medium/low heat for 2 minutes.
- Pour into a mug and serve with marshmallows.
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