Easy Hot Chocolate Recipe | How to Make Homemade Hot Chocolate Mix

Easy Hot Chocolate Recipe | How to Make Homemade Hot Chocolate Mix

2021-02-13
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This hot chocolate recipe is the easiest recipe you can find. The base of this creamy and delicious hot chocolate is only 3 ingredients: cocoa powder, sugar and salt. You can make a big batch of this homemade hot chocolate mix ahead of time and heat it with milk whenever you like. If a fan of hot cocoa like me, you are going to love this quick and east recipe.
DIFFICULTY
Easy
YIELDS
1
PREP TIME
5 Minutes
WORK TIME
5 Minutes
RECIPE CUISINE
American
INGREDIENTS

    For the hot chocolate mix:

    • 1 tablespoon (8g) Cocoa powder, unsweetened per serving
    • 1 tablespoon (12g) Granulated sugar
    • Pinch Salt
    • 1 cup (240ml) Milk per serving

    For serving (optional):

DIRECTIONS
  1. In a small sauce pan combined cocoa powder, sugar and salt. Mix well.
  2. Pour in milk and whisk until combined. Heat the milk and bring to a simmer. Make sure there are no lumps in the hot chocolate.
  3. Immediately pour into a mug/glass, garnish with chocolate shavings, homemade marshmallow or whipped cream and enjoy!
  4. If you prefer a thicker and richer hot chocolate, try Italian hot chocolate (my favorite), if you prefer hot chocolate with a kick, try Mexican hot chocolate.

HOW TO MAKE HOMEMADE HOT CHOCOLATE MIX?

Instead of buying hot chocolate mix, you can make your own homemade hot chocolate mix using only 3 ingredients.  All you need is cocoa powder, sugar and salt. The ratio I'm using is 1:1. 1 tablespoon cocoa powder and 1 tablespoon sugar per serving.  Per every serving of dry ingredients, I use 1 cup of milk. But you can use more or less milk, it's up to your preference.

DO YOU MAKE HOT CHOCOLATE WITH MILK OR WATER?

While most people drink their hot chocolate with milk, some people use water to make hot chocolate. When you are using milk to make hot cocoa, the result will be richer and sweeter hot chocolate with a silkier texture. When you using water, the result will be less rich and creamy but water allows the chocolate to show off its true flavors and you will feel more chocolatey flavor. You also can combine water with milk.

WHAT KIND OF MILK CAN WE USE TO MAKE HOT CHOCOLATE?

The best milk to make hot chocolate is whole milk, it gives a creamy texture to the hot cocoa. But you also can use 1% milk, 2%, lactose free milk or any other milk. You also can use plant-based milk such as; soy milk, almond milk, oat milk and more. 

HOW TO STORE HOMEMADE HOT CHOCOLATE MIX?

Store homemade hot chocolate mix in an airtight container up to 3 months. Use 2 tablespoon of the mix with one cup of milk per serving.

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