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Homemade Hot Chocolate

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Hot-chocolate mix is a wintertime staple. A homemade version is delicious and natural -- containing only cocoa, sugar, and salt -- and especially economical compared with store-bought mixes.

  • Yield: Makes 5 3/4 cups dry mix or 92 eight-ounce servings

Source: Martha Stewart Kids, Holiday

Ingredients

  • 3 1/2 cups sugar
  • 2 1/4 cups cocoa
  • 1 tablespoon table salt
  • Whole milk for serving

Directions

  1. In a large bowl, combine sugar, cocoa, and salt, and whisk to combine well. Store the mixture in an airtight container.

  2. For individual servings, pour 1 cup whole milk into a microwave-safe mug, and microwave on high just until hot. Add 2 tablespoons of cocoa mix, and stir to dissolve. For a larger batch of cocoa, warm the milk in a saucepan set over medium-low heat, taking care not to let the milk boil; as it warms, stir in 2 tablespoons of mix for each cup of milk.

Cook's Notes

This mix will keep all winter if stored in an airtight container.

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  • amandalizcavalc
    16 MAY, 2017
    Look how sensational. What a different recipe, this I've never heard of. I need to try this. Hehe .. I have a blog where I talk about Brigadiers Gourmet and como fazer sapatinhos de bebĂȘ para vender.
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  • marthahagler@comcast.net
    11 FEB, 2017
    Martha, Martha here also, whisked the ingredients! Super quick and years overdue.
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  • masonandmommyfu
    15 DEC, 2016
    my son and I loved this recipe! Super simple and delicious (even with water)! You can watch us make it on our youtube channel! https://youtu.be/YCrntqPyees PLEASE SUBSCRIBE!
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  • masonandmommyfu
    15 DEC, 2016
    my son and I loved this recipe! Super simple and delicious (even with water)! You can watch us make it on our youtube channel! https://youtu.be/YCrntqPyees PLEASE SUBSCRIBE!
    Reply
  • masonandmommyfu
    15 DEC, 2016
    my son and I loved this recipe! Super simple and delicious (even with water)! You can watch us make it on our youtube channel! https://youtu.be/YCrntqPyees PLEASE SUBSCRIBE!
    Reply
  • noahsmom14
    13 DEC, 2016
    My son and I wanted hot chocolate but only had one packet left. I went on the internet to find a homemade recipe and this one popped up. Disaster averted! It's delicious! Better than store-bought, and it mixes in better with milk because it doesn't have all the fake ingredients. This also has to be much cheaper, as it makes quite a bit. I add a few peppermint Hershey kisses to the mug. My favorite winter treat.
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  • MS112702038
    2 JAN, 2016
    I was looking to make a small batch, so I just changed the measurements from cups to tablespoons. 3T sugar, 2T cocoa and a pinch of salt. I used one T per mug's worth of milk. It was awesome!
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  • mercy910
    22 DEC, 2014
    This recipe will only be as good as the quality cocoa you use so there is that. I used Frontier Fair Trade Organic Dutch Processed Unsweetened Cocoa, which is fairly high quality, to make mine and it was fantastic. I cut the recipe in half and only used 1.5 Tbs per 8 oz milk because the full two was chocolate overload. I used table salt and granulated sugar like the recipe called for. It was neither too sweet or too salty. I scald my milk on the stove. I also add a drop of vanilla paste. Yummy!
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  • jennidoula
    17 DEC, 2014
    Very salty. I thought it lacked the chocolate taste. I used powdered sugar. So I added more chocolate and sugar to balance it out. Not impressed at all.
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    • KittyKittenMittens
      28 AUG, 2015
      It was wonderful. To the comment of the too salty, powder sugar is a bit different than regular sugar. The anti caking agent in it gives it an off flavor and is not as sweet. Make sure to use granulated sugar and it will taste fine.
  • chikster11
    26 OCT, 2014
    Excellent!! My kids love it!
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