My husband doesn't normal care much about food. To him, it's either edible or not. There are some staple foods he enjoys, but most of the time I think he eats to humor me and stay alive. When he tells me something is delicious, then, I listen up. And when he tells me something is delicious over and over again, you know it's because its so good he's afraid I'm never going to make it again. That is what happened with this hot cocoa mix.
I had never thought much about making my own cocoa mix because I happen to think Carnation does a pretty good job. Hot chocolate is just a watery, warm drink you make after ice skating or shoveling the driveway. When I found this recipe I decided to give it a try to see how it would stack up against a mix from the store. There's no competition. It's just that much better. It's not watery at all, but rich and so chocolatey and smooth. Given that it is also easy to make, we might never be buying the mix stuff again. At least if my husband has any say in the matter.
Best-Ever Hot Cocoa Mix
Makes about 20 servings
|3||cups nonfat dry milk|
|2||cups confectioners' sugar|
|1 1/2||cups cocoa powder (preferably Dutch processed)|
|1 1/2||cups white chocolate chips|
Combine ingredients in large bowl. Working in two batches, pulse ingredients in food processor until chocolate is finely ground. Store in airtight container for up to 3 months. To make hot cocoa, stir 1/3 cup of this mix into 1 cup of hot milk. Top with whipped cream or mini marshmallows.
Recipe Source: Cook's Country