I discovered this recipe while looking for a homemade hot cocoa recipe for the house. Little did I know, just from not putting names together, that the recipe I was looking at was actually from a person I follow on Instagram and enjoy her recipes and photos!!
I’m going to add a link from Food 52’s website, but first let you know the modifications I’ve made!
First, I use about 3tbs grated chocolate, which I hand grate rather than add to the food processor due to the melt factor of the chocolate once even slightly warmed up at such a fine grate.
Second, I have yet to add dry milk/milk substitute. I warm up milk and add the mix to it.
Third, cinnamon is a must also a bit more sugar may be needed if you are like myself, my cupkeiki or my niece and enjoy sweet over slightly bitter.
Here’s the link to the recipe on Food52: https://food52.com/recipes/26470-homemade-hot-cocoa-mix
Here’s the recipe if you just want the quick version, with my modifications:
3Tbs grated semi to bittersweet chocolate
2/3C. Dutch process baking cocoa
2tsp. Corn starch
1tsp. Ground cinnamon
3/4C. Powdered sugar
2Tbs. Unrefined sugar
Combine everything. Heat desired amount of milk over med-low heat and add 1-2Tbs cocoa powder to milk. Whisk and heat to desired temp. Serve with marshmallows or whipped cream if desired!
That’s it. Simple, comforting and so delicious!!