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Hot Cocoa Mix - Variations

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“On a wintry day, hot chocolate is the ultimate comfort-in-a-cup-whether you're still a kid or just a kid at heart. This mix is quick to whip up, and will only set you back about .17 cents a serving.”
3 1/2 cups

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 12 cups unsweetened cocoa
  • 1 14 cups sugar
  • 6 ounces semisweet chocolate, coarsely chopped
  • 14 teaspoon salt


  1. In food processor, with knife blade attached, blend cocoa, sugar, chocolate, and salt until almost smooth. Store in tightly sealed container at room temperature up to 6 months.
  2. To Make: For each serving, in a microwave-safe mug, mix 3 tablespoons Cocoa Mix with 1 cup mil, microwave on HIGH 1 1/2 - 2 minutes or until blended and hot, stirring once. Swirl a dollop of whipped cream on top.
  3. Mocha Variation: Prepare cocoa mix, adding 1/3 cup instant coffee powder or granules before blending in processor.
  4. Mexican Spice Variation: Prepare cocoa mix, adding 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon and 1/4 teaspoon ground red pepper (cayenne) before blending in processor.
  5. Vanilla Variation: Prepare cocoa mix, adding a half of a vanilla bean (pod and seeds) before blending in processor.

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