My super, simple homemade hot chocolate mix is easy to make, travels well and is a great addition to your basic long-term food storage. Who doesn’t need a great chocolate powder when the schools are shut down, the roads are snowed or iced over, or your singing songs and telling stories in front of a camp fire.
About a year ago, I ran out of hot chocolate mix. Can you imagine the plight of the little ones? We were just beginning our journey to rid the pantry of pre-packaged food (One swift swipe of the canned and packaged goods into a big box and donated). But this was one of the last, lone boxed survivors. I dared myself to invent this super, simple powdered chocolate mix. Although it is not entirely “whole/real food” but I am continuing to perfect it. For now, I can comfortably live with the ingredients because:
- I selected the best ingredients I could find
- Homemade chocolate mix, is still better than the prepackaged chocolate powdered mix
This recipe is based on my mom’s homemade chocolate milk recipe that we used for years. Stored in a canning jar, it makes a great, quick, and inexpensive gift.
Mimi’s Homemade Powdered Chocolate Mix (free printable 3×5 recipe card and label)
1/4 cup dark chocolate or cacao powder
3/4 to 1 cup milk cocoa powder
1 3/4 cup powdered milk
1 1/2 cup organic powder sugar (Costco has organic powder sugar)
1/4 cup organic granulated sugar cane
3 crushed candy canes or peppermint candy
Optional: make homemade peppermint candy or omit from the recipe entirely
- Mix all ingredients in a large bowl
The ratio of ingredients can be increased or reduced based on your personal preferences and taste.
- Transfer and store homemade chocolate mix in an air tight container or canning jar
Ho Ho Ho – Hot Chocolate
Yield: 1 Serving
- On the stove, warm approximately 2 cups of water or milk (milk makes the hot chocolate a little creamier)
- Add 1/2 – 1/3 cup of the chocolate mix to a large cup
- Add enough milk to fill the cup
- Stir well and enjoy!
- Other ingredients & toppings options include:
- Homemade whip cream
- Chocolate or mint morsels
- Dehydrated, fresh or homemade marshmallows
- Homemade vanilla
My favorite topping is homemade whip cream, what’s your? update the comments and let us know.
However your family celebrates the holidays…include a cup of hot chocolate and start a new tradition.
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