When you taste “Real” hot cocoa made from this mix you’ll wonder why you ever bought commercially prepared packets! It is almost embarrassingly easy to make your own… I say almost because others will never suspect just how easy it was!
2 1/4 cups granulated sugar
1 Tbs. vanilla extract
1 1/2 cups unsweetened cocoa powder (the kind used for baking; Hershey’s)
Whisk sugar and vanilla together in a medium mixing bowl. Add cocoa powder and stir until combined. Transfer mixture to a quart jar with a lid. Label and store up to 1 year. Yield: 3 3/4 cups mix; 24 servings
To make 1 mug of cocoa:
Place 2 1/2 Tbs Real Hot Cocoa Mix in a standard 16 – 24 oz. microwave-safe coffee mug. Add 1 cup milk; stir. Microwave on high 1 1/2 minutes or until hot. Do not allow it to boil. You’ll have to experiment with timing on your particular microwave to find how long it takes. And some coffee mugs really heat up in the micro, so be careful when you remove it after cooking.
Stove-top Cocoa 2 servings: 4 servings: 6 servings:
water: 1/4 cup 1/2 cup 3/4 cup
Real Hot Cocoa Mix: 5 Tbs. 1/2 cup + 2 Tbs. 1 cup
milk: 1 3/4 cup 3 1/2 cups 5 1/4 cups
Never buy instant cocoa packets again!