Friday, January 20, 2012

Homemade Hot Chocolate Mix

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Is it too late for hot chocolate? Not at our house especially because we finally got snow.  Yeah!!

This is our first white stuff of the winter season so were so excited to see it coming down.  We broke open the snow gear, went and played (and shoveled the walks), enjoyed how beautiful it was, and then came in and warmed up with some hot cocoa.

I love coming into a warm house and drinking some delicious chocolate. good.

This year we have been trying the homemade version of hot chocolate.  I grew up on the homemade stuff and my mom always kept a huge container in the pantry.  My children on the other hand have grown up with Stevens (that's pretty yummy stuff especially the candy cane one) and I have been trying to get them to enjoy the homemade kind.

Homemade hot cocoa has a different flavor, delicious but different so be prepared.  Don't expect it to taste like Stevens or Little Miss or any other those other boughten kind.  In some ways it might be an acquired taste but I really like it.  So give it a chance and let me know what you think.  

Homemade Hot Chocolate Mix

(click here for printable version)

3 cups nonfat dry milk powder
2 cups powdered sugar
1 1/2 cups cocoa powder, dutch-process or natural
1 1/2 cups white chocolate chips or finely chopped white chocolate
1/4 tsp. salt

1.  Whisk together all ingredients in a large bowl. Working in two (or more, I ended up doing 3) batches, depending on the size of your food processor, pulse the ingredients in a food processor until the chocolate is finely ground. Store the dry mix in an airtight container for up to 3 months.

2.  To make hot cocoa, put 1/3 cup of the cocoa mix in a mug and stir in 1 cup of hot milk. Top with whipped cream or miniature marshmallows, if desired.  Enjoy!

Make about 20 servings

Source: Mel's Kitchen Cafe
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