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Homemade Instant Hot Chocolate Mix

Rated as 4.57 out of 5 Stars

"Hot chocolate mix takes just seconds to make, and you may already have everything you need in the pantry. Just make sure one of those things is a very high quality cocoa powder."
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servings 68
Original recipe yields 20 servings


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  • Cook's Note:
  • A high quality Dutch processed cocoa makes the best hot chocolate.
  • To make hot chocolate, whisk in 2 tablespoons hot chocolate mix per cup of hot milk.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 68 calories; 0.6 17.3 0.8 0 89 Full nutrition

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Good ratios on the ingredients. Not too sweet nor too bitter, and easily adjustable if that is not the case for the end user. These make nice Valentine's gifts. Thank you for the recipe.

Personally, I loved this recipe and added a bit of a twist. In my initial batch, I had pre-made vanilla sugar to use, and I also added in cinnamon and ground cloves, plus probably a bit more cay...

Exactly what I was looking for. Quick and easy and extremely satisfying. Thanks

I like it, but I wish there were a measurement for how much powder to put in

Made this recipe as is - fantastic!! Surprised it has not gotten more reviews, considering the few basic ingredients. I did use Hershey's dutched cocoa, which has such a rich flavor. I'm supe...

We had some Hershey's cocoa and it was good, next time I'll try a higher quality Dutch Pressed cocoa as suggested.

Very good flavor however as noted by others I added more sugar. I also added a bit more salt to it which brings out more sweetness. Dutch cocoa is a definite must for this.

I made it as is and it came out great! Best hot chocolate I've ever had. I used Hershey unsweetened but I would like to try it with higher quality cocoa. I also use milk for this and it comes ou...

Added a dash or two of cloves and 1 Tbsp cinnamon. I didn't have cayenne, so I did 3 dashes of red chili powder. I realize now that I didn't use Dutch-processed cocoa. I did use high quality un...