I’ve recently seen a ton of recipes for homemade hot cocoa mix and thought that it was a fabulous idea, especially since I just got a new recipe for homemade marshmallows. I found several recipes using sugar and powdered cocoa but that didn’t sound all that appealing to me. I finally saw one recipe that had actual chocolate pieces chopped up into it.
I chopped the chocolate with one of my Henckel knives then put it into my brand new Food Network food processor to grind it to a fine powder. It worked like a charm. Frank and I each had a cup of hot cocoa, made with milk, right after I made it. The hot cocoa is rich, creamy, and definitely chocolaty. It’s much better then the powdered stuff I buy at the market.
4 oz. dark chocolate, coarsely chopped
2 cups Dutch process cocoa
1. Chop the chocolates into small pieces. Add to the food processor and pulse at 5 second intervals until it turns into a powder.
2. Pour the sugar into a large freezer bag. Add in the chocolates as well as the cocoa. Seal the bag and shake to mix.
3. Add 2 tablespoons of hot cocoa mix to 12 oz (1 ½ cups) hot milk. Stir well and enjoy!
**Hot cocoa mix stays fresh for 6 months if kept in an airtight container.**