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The Best Hot Chocolate Mix

"Is the one you make yourself!"

Homemade hot chocolate mix is easy to make. The best thing is is that you can make it to suit your own taste. I have given you two recipes as guidelines for more ideas on what you can do with your chocolate mix recipe click here. I have ideas for spicy hot chocolate, pepermint hot chocolate, iced hot chocolate and many more all using the chocolate mix recipes.

Now before I start some of you may know and love this as a hot cocoa mix don't worry it is all the same great taste!

Hot Chocolate Mix Recipe

Ingredients

  • 3 cups instant full cream milk powder
  • 1 ½ cups icing sugar (confectioners sugar)
  • 1 cup cocoa powder
  • 3/4 cup coffee creamer

Method

Sieve all the ingredients together. Sieving is important as cocoa powder nearly always has lumps in it. Store the hot cocoa mix in an airtight container in a cool place. Makes 18 serves.

Gourmet Hot Chocolate Mix Recipe

Ingredients

  • 3 cups instant full cream milk powder
  • 1 ½ cups icing sugar (confectioners sugar)
  • 2 1/2 cups cocoa powder
  • 3/4 cup coffee creamer
  • 300g dark chocolate, finely grated

Method

Sieve the milk powder, icing sugar, cocoa powder and coffee creamer together into a large bowl. Sieving is important as cocoa powder nearly always has lumps in it. Mix through the finely grated chocolate until well blended. Store the gourmet hot cocoa mix in an airtight container in a cool place.

How to Use the Chocolate Mix

Place 2 heaped tablespoons (3 if you want to indulge) of your choice of chocolate mix in a coffee cup or mug. Fill to ¾ full with boiling water. Stir to dissolve.

Making the hot chocolate drink with hot full cream milk is even nicer. The quickest way to do this is to heat the milk in the microwave in a heat proof jug.

Top the hot chocolate with marshmallows for extra sweetness or a lovely dollop of whipped cream. Dust the top with a sprinkling of the hot chocolate mix, grated chocolate or a lovely big chocolate curl which will slowly melt into the hot chocolate.

If you need an iced chocolate rather than a cup of hot chocolate add 2-3 heaped tablespoons of the chocolate mix into a large glass. Mix to a smooth paste with a little hot water. Then top with icy cold milk and stir until blended.

For a real chocolate hit add a scoop of chocolate ice cream and top with a dollop of freshly whipped chocolate cream. Dust with more chocolate mix, grated chocolate or a chocolate curl.

Related Pages

For more iced hot chocolate ideas click here. You can also make the hot chocolate with hot coffee. Just substitute the boiling water with freshly brewed coffee and you have a Hot Mocha Chocolate.

More ideas like this can be found at my hot chocolate recipes page. Ideas for spicy hot chocolate, peppermint hot chocolate, frozen hot chocolate etc can all be found there, along with ideas on how to turn an everyday (if there is such a thing) hot chocolate into a gourmet hot chocolate.

For more chocolate drink ideas including chocolate tea take a peek here.


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