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Hot Chocolate Mix Recipe

A hot chocolate mix recipe is tasty and convenient. No camping trip should be without it in summer and no ski trip would be the same without it in winter.

Trivia: Cocoa and hot chocolate are two different things. Cocoa powder is the key ingredient in cocoa but to make the rich drink of hot chocolate, you melt chocolate bars into cream. We often use the two terms interchangeably.

Hot Chocolate Mix Recipe


3 cups powdered sugar
1 cups unsweetened cocoa
1 cups coffee creamer
1 tsp salt
5 1/3 cups nonfat dry milk
2 cups miniature marshmallows (optional)

Put all above ingredients in large bowl and mix well.

To Use

1. To make hot chocolate, place 1/3 cup of the mixture in a mug and add hot water.
2. To make chocolate milk, put 1/3 cup mixture in a cup and fill with cold milk.
3. To make Mocha, put 1/3 cup mixture in a cup and fill with hot coffee.

Authentic Hot Chocolate (not a mix)


6 ounces of semi sweet chocolate
2 cups cold milk
sugar to taste (optional)


Chop the chocolate. Pour milk, chocolate and sugar if you are using it, into a saucepan. Use medium heat and whisk the mixture while it is heating. When it is foamy and at the boiling point, you can remove it. If you prefer more foam, whisk or whip it with a hand held blender. The Braun MR400fHC Multiquick Hand Blender with Chopper is good because you can also use it to chop your chocolate.

Decadent Variation

Your hot chocolate is lovely just as it is. However, if there is a special occasion or you want a special treat, try this:

First, use dainty little teacups. Place a glob of whipped cream in the bottom of each and add some shaved white and dark chocolate. Pour the hot chocolate over this mixture. The whipped cream rises to the top and the shaved chocolate forms lovely swirls around it. You must serve this immediately as the chocolate and whipped cream soon melts.

There you are. One hot chocolate mix recipe and one original hot chocolate recipe. There is a time and place for both.

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