There are plenty of recipes out there for hot chocolate or cocoa mixes – by the way, does anyone know the difference between hot chocolate and cocoa? – but this is just what I mixed up to speed the process of making it from scratch. It’s so simple, the only reason you might want a more complicated mix is if you don’t want to keep fresh milk on hand.
Cocoa from scratch Mix
makes 60-70 servings
- 1 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
- 2 cups granulated sugar
- 1 tsp. salt
- opt: 1/2 cup instant coffee
Mix and store in a jar. To make cocoa, put one heaping teaspoon in a mug. Add just enough water to moisten. Stir to make a paste and microwave 15 seconds. Stir in1 cup milk and microwave to desired temperature.
See? What could be easier?