My Mom never used hot chocolate mix, she made her own, by the cup. In each of our mugs, she would put powdered milk, cocoa and of sugar. She would boil water on the stove and pour one cup each in our mugs with the homemade mix. Then all you had to do was stir. Yum!
The recipe is simple and delicious.
Ingredients for Hot Cocoa by the Cup:
Making your own hot cocoa from scratch is so much better than buying mixes. Store bought mixes have all kinds of preservatives and additives that you really don't need to put in your body. Making your own cocoa lets you control what you put in your body. Another great thing is that you can adjust it to the flavor you like. More or less sugar, more or less cocoa, however you prefer it.
If you want to be adventurous, you can flavor your hot chocolate. Just add the following to the original recipe:
Flavored Hot Cocoa:
Cinnamon hot chocolate - add 1/8 teaspoon of cinnamon
Peppermint hot chocolate - add 1/8 teaspoon of peppermint extract and 1/4 teaspoon vanilla
Coffee flavored hot chocolate - add 1/8 teaspoon instant coffee granules
Orange hot chocolate - Replace half the water with orange juice and add a pinch of cinnamon
Adult Beverage hot chocolate - add one ounce of Kahlua or if you prefer 1/2 ounce of bourbon
Warm up your day anytime you like, easily! Enjoy!