Just like fall signals the start of pumpkin spice lattes (#PSL for life!), winter signals the start of hot chocolate. Rather than buying hot chocolate mix from the store, you can make it at home. And spoiler alert- it’s much cheaper! My basic hot chocolate mix contains only three ingredients and is perfect is on its own but if you want to mix up the flavours, a few simple ingredients can completely transform the recipe. Curl up with a warm cup of hot chocolate to celebrate the season!
Servings: 2 cups hot chocolate mix
Prep Time: 5 minutes | Cook Time: 0 minutes | Total Time: 5 minutes
- 1 1/3 cup granulated sugar
- 2/3 cup Dutch processed cocoa powder
- 1 teaspoon salt
In a large bowl, sift the sugar, cocoa powder and salt together. Mix with a spoon to fully combine. Store in an airtight container until ready to use.
For a single serving cup of hot chocolate, heat 1 cup of milk in a saucepan over medium heat until hot (do not let the milk boil). Add 2 tablespoons of hot chocolate mix and whisk to combine.
For different flavours, add the following amounts of ingredients per serving:
Mocha Hot Chocolate: add 1/2 teaspoon of instant coffee powder
Mexican Hot Chocolate: add 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
Peppermint Hot Chocolate: add 1/2 teaspoon peppermint extract
Hazelnut Hot Chocolate: add 1 tablespoon Nutella hazelnut spread