This is also the season for hot chocolate! I find store brands a bit too sweet for my taste, so when I found online recipes for homemade hot chocolate mix, I concocted my own using tips and ingredients from Alton Brown and also some from Martha Stewart. Find some good quality unsweetened cocoa, confectioner’s sugar and a few other spices and you’ll have a batch that will last you the whole month.
The important thing to know is that: For 1 cup of milk, use 2 tablespoons of your mix. How about making some of our marshmallows to impress your family with gourmet homemade marshmallows and hot chocolate mix?
Homemade Hot Chocolate Mix
Yields almost 4 cups of hot chocolate mix
1 ¼ cup unsweetened cocoa
2 ¼ cups confectioner’s sugar
½ tablespoons salt
1 ½ teaspoons corn starch
1 good pinch of cayenne pepper
1 teaspoon cinnamon powder
- Mix all the ingredients until well combined.
- Place mix in an airtight container to store.
- For 1 cup of hot chocolate, heat 1 cup of milk and add 2 tablespoons of hot chocolate mix. Enjoy!
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