Monday, December 09, 2013

Homemade Hot Chocolate Mix / Hot Cocoa Mix


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homemade hot chocolate mix

Homemade Hot Chocolate Mix or Hot Cocoa Mix is something which I make and store for my kids (and for myself) when winter sets in. Hot chocolate is the best thing about winter, my kids love to sip hot chocolate before bedtime, so I have been making this mix for sometime now. Its so easy and quick to make and just 4 ingredients is all you need and in just two steps the mix is ready!!

Ofcourse, you can get hot chocolate mix from store, different brands have them and it is easily available, but if you are a regular here, you know how much I love homemade stuffs; I just cannot digest the fact that, these simple and easy things are sold at a higher price and God only knows what all additives and preservatives and chemicals are added in store bought ones.....I always cringe at the thought of it!! and I guess that might be the reason why, I try to make everything at HOME!!  Well, if you can DO-IT-YOURSELF!! DIY Homemade Hot Cocoa is the Best!!

Christmas is just around the corner and this is the time for exchanging gifts, and I like to gift chocolate crackle cookies, chocolates, hot fudge sauce, fruit cake to my friends, and if its HOMEMADE, it gives so much pleasure.

This mix gives the best hot chocolate drink, to warm up wintry nights, its creamy, thick, and super chocolatey!! Perfect to top with whipped cream or mini marshmallows....though I prefer it plain...just pure chocolate and me, nothing in between!! ha!. I can honestly say that this mix is so easy to make and better than the kind you buy. The secret to the "super chocolatey" is the addition of chocolate chips and the dry milk powder gives a sweet dairy flavor especially when mixed with hot milk....creamy, rich, and extremely chocolatey!! This sure will replace any other store bought packets...I guarantee you that!!

The best gift option as well, just pack some into small mason jars or cellophane bags, with written mixing instructions tied with a cute bow, will sure make someones winter more enjoyable.



Yield: About two, 400 gm bottle.

Method:
Put all the ingredients into your food processor.

Pulse it for 1- 1/2 minutes or until the chocolate chips are finely ground. Store in airtight container for up to three months.

To make hot chocolate: Put 2 tbsp or about 1/3 cup of this mix into a mug and pour one cup of hot milk and stir. You can also top with whipped cream or mini marshmallows, though I looooove it plain!!

Homemade Hot Chocolate Mix / Hot Cocoa Mix


PREP TIME: 5 mins    |  COOK TIME: 1 min    |  AUTHOR::
  homemade hot chocolate mix  

  INGREDIENTS

  • Milk Powder: 1 cup (I used Everyday Milk Powder, 200 gm pack)
  • Powdered Sugar: 3/4 cup
  • Cocoa Powder: 1/2 cup
  • Chocolate Chips: 1 cup


  METHOD:

  1. Put all the ingredients into your food processor or dry grinder.
  2. Pulse it for 1- 1/2 minutes or until the chocolate chips are finely ground. Store in airtight container for up to three months.
  3. To make hot chocolate: Put 2 tbsp or about 1/3 cup of this mix into a mug and pour one cup of hot milk and stir. You can also top with whipped cream or mini marshmallows.

NOTES

  • An Update-Jan 31, 14: If you do not have a food processor, you can do it in the dry grinder jar of your mixie.

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15 comments:

  1. why put powdered milk in the mix if you are mixing this with hot milk??

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    1. Hi anon, the answer is simple...to make the hot chocolate drink more CREAMY!! Thanks for stopping by and I hope you will try this and enjoy it as much as I did :)

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  2. Oh this is going to make some great Christmas presents! I know a single mother with 4 kids who would love a big container of this. Thanks Nisa!

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    1. That is so kind of you MJ!! Its the best gift for a mom :) thanks for stopping by!

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  3. I do not have a food processor, can I use my blender?

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    1. I think you can use blender though I have not tried it personally...but make sure it is dry. Hope this helps and thanks for stopping by :)

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  4. POWDERED sugar, not regular granulated cane sugar?

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  5. Wow kids will love this,nice post,thanks for sharing

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  6. wonderful recipe dear...kids will love,thanks for sharing.

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  7. Can you used special dark cocoa powder?

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    1. I think there is no harm expect that the end result will be a much darker hot chocolate, though I have not tried with dark cocoa powder....hope this helps and thanks for stopping by :)

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  8. Hello madam, hot chocolate mix powder is a unique idea, unheard of till now at least to me. Well, ur love for food oozes in words when u write abt them. Ur principle.....everything home made....makes me come back to ur site again N again...loved this pdr recipe..
    Thx.




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  9. Could I just layer the ingredients in the jar without putting them in the food processor or would they not dissolve well when mixed with hot water or milk?

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