Today is National Hot Chocolate Day! And it is freezing all over the country, even here in Los Angeles. The country is gripped in Arctic Cold. Record breaking temperatures makes this National Hot Chocolate Day truly significant. I did a one minute PSA, see below for this year’s National Hot Chocolate Day. In the video I give you a recipe for hot chocolate mix that you can keep in a cool dry cupboard for up to 3 months. The amounts in the recipe are below are more finessed then the ones in the video.
Hot Chocolate Mix Recipe - marshmallows optional
If you leave the marshmallows out, it will keep longer. They don’t spoil they just dry out. But marshmallows make this special. Hot chocolate without marshmallows…I don’t know about that. Enjoy!
Equipment: 2 qt jar, one with a clamp type lid works well, measuring cups, teaspoons , whisk, large bowl to mix
1 1/3 cups nonfat or full fat dry milk powder
1/3 cup + 2 Tablespoons granulated sugar
1/3 cup Natural cocoa like Hershey’s - does not have to be Dutch Process. Inexpensive natural cocoa works just fine
Optional: 1 Tablespoon vanilla powder
3/4 cup mini marshmallows.
Combine all ingredients in a large bowl, whisk until thoroughly combined. Transfer to jar.
To make cocoa: Place 1/2 cup cocoa mix in a mug and 8 ounces of hot water or milk. Stir well and enjoy.