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Guys! Guys! Guys! I have to tell you about this recipe I just found! It’s amazing. It’s a recipe for instant homemade hot chocolate mix that’s WAY better than store-bought!
The sound of it invokes images of cold, blustery snow days, intimate Winter nights in front of the fire and just down right coziness. When my step-daughter visits during the summer, I pour myself a cup of coffee, pour her a cup of hot chocolate and we start the day out on the front porch together. I treasure our early morning conversations together over our cups of “coffee”.
A lot of the recipes I originally found for homemade hot chocolate mix called for confectioners sugar. I do not use this personally because I don’t keep confectioners sugar around. The few times I bought confectioners sugar for baking, I bought a bag of it, used a couple Tablespoons and then threw the rest out a few months (or years, to be honest) later because I never used it again and it got hard as a rock. I don’t like using ingredients that are going to go to waste later.
And this recipe doesn’t need it! I honestly think they use confectioners sugar in addition to regular to give it a creamy texture, but the milk and cocoa do that well enough.
This homemade version is quick and easy to whip together and then stored in a mason jar in my pantry for future use. The recipe below will fill up a quart mason jar and half of another quart. Add some mini marshmallows and you have a sweet homemade YUMMY gift.
Whip up a batch and let me know how you like it!
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Or to make an herbal hot chocolate recipe, check out Herbal Academy’s Hot (Chocolate) Mama.