This Hot Cocoa Mix recipe combines cocoa, sweetener, and real chocolate bits for a decadent cup of cocoa! Make your own chocolatey and creamy homemade hot chocolate with three ingredient!
Hot Cocoa Mix Recipe
Burr! Baby, it’s cold outside! The wind is blowing, leaves are covering my courtyard and we’re getting blasts of rain!
Yep, it looks like I better start digging through my drawers for warm socks!
The “cold” spell here in California probably feels like spring to some of you, but I am such a whiny wimp when it’s cold. It’s a love-dislike relationship.
I love warming up with sweaters, soup and hot drinks, but
hate dislike the wet soppy mess that comes with rain.
Cocoa Mix Without Creamer or Dry Milk
Hot cocoa can instantly turn a dreary cold day into a comfortable winter wonderland! Yes.
Yes it can, so I’ve mixed a batch of cocoa mix to have whenever our bellies want a warm cup of creamy hot chocolate.
There are a lot of instant cocoa recipes that adds powdered creamer or dry milk to the cocoa mix, but if you are dairy-free or limit the amount of dairy in your diet, then that combination isn’t going to be optimal.
Alan prefers 1% low-fat milk and I like almond milk, so we can each have of favorite milk with this recipe.
Ingredients In Hot Cocoa Mix
This recipe is adjustable to your dietary preference. Gather these ingredients:
- Unsweetened cocoa powder
- Sweetener of your choice (granulated sugar, coconut sugar, xylitol, erythritol, monk fruit)
- Semi-sweet chocolate pieces or baking chips (use sugar free chips like Lily’s for low carb option)
Hot Cocoa Mix Recipe For Gift Giving
Homemade hot cocoa also makes wonderful holiday gifts for co-workers, teachers or friends.
Give individual servings wrapped in food baggies tucked in a mug or tuck a jar full of the cocoa mix in a gift basket!
I’ve included a printable gift tag with the instructions on how to make a delicious cup of cocoa!
Click here for a printable Hot Cocoa Gift Tag Instruction: Hot Cocoa Mix Tags – The Foodie Affair
Hot Cocoa Mix Recipe with Irish Cream
Treat yourself to an Irish cream hot cocoa!
- 2 1/2 cups unsweetened cocoa powder
- 1 cup sweetener of your choice (granulated sugar, coconut sugar, xylitol)
- 8 ounce semi-sweet chocolate
Add a pinch of salt to your prepared hot cocoa. The salt intensifies the chocolate flavor.
Recipe from Real Simple
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 111Total Fat: 5gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 1mgCarbohydrates: 16gFiber: 3gSugar: 8gProtein: 3g
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