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Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Alternative Option: Clean(er) Eating ~Homemade Hot Chocolate Mix

The sub zero cold weather is coming again to the Midwest.....  BRRRR!
Why not warm up with a cup of hot chocolate, but lets be clean about it.
Instead of a cup of the processed hot cocoa mix (that I told you about a few weeks ago Link here) how about making your own?

It's so simple and you have most ingredients in the pantry, if not they're easily accessible at the store!

 Homemade Dry Hot Chocolate mix

Makes 5 1/2 cups of dry mix
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 cup cocoa powder
  • 3 cups powdered non-fat milk
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons cornstarch
Fill mug halfway with mix (about a 1/4 cup of mix). Pour in hot water. Mix well.

 Here are a few tips that I've picked up over the years while making this.
  • Put the cornstarch and powdered milk in the food processor if you have one. (It gets rid of all the lumps!) Then put it in a large bowl and use a whisk to mix together all the other ingredients. 
  • You can play with the flavor a bit and add more or less milk depending on the creaminess you prefer.
  •  You can also play with the type of coco you add, dark choc, milk choc, white choc, etc. 
  • Finally, if you'd like, add a tiny dash of cayenne pepper will give it a great little flavor. You can also add cinnamon or a variety of there flavoring if you want to jazz it up.

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