It is nice to have homemade cocoa drinks handy, cold or hot at any time of the year… oh, so perfect for camping, kids coming home from school, cuddle in a comfortable chair watching your favorite movie… I could go on! Mmmmm!
12 oz. powdered coffee creamer (not flavored, regular)
1/2 lb. powdered sugar
8 qt. box of Carnation dry/instant milk
Mix all ingredients together in large bowl, stirring to mix all dry ingredients together to mix thoroughly.
Serving: The amount of cocoa per mug varies based on the size of mug. For a regular type mug I like 2 to 3 HEAPING serving spoon full. You can always add more if you like more chocolate flavor so start with 2 and go from there based on mug size.
Homemade Hot Cocoa
1/3 cup cocoa powder
3/4 cups sugar
Pinch of salt
1/3 cup hot tap water
4 cups whole milk
1 tsp. vanilla
In a medium saucepan, stir together the cocoa, sugar, salt and water. Bring to a boil, stirring often, being careful not to burn. Add the milk and heat to just boiling. Remove from heat and add vanilla. Pour into cups.
In a large mug, whisk together hot coffee and cocoa syrup until well combined. Steam milk (or heat in the microwave and froth with a whisk!) and pour on top of coffee. Allow foam to separate for a minute, then drizzle with extra cocoa syrup.
Whisk together cocoa, sugar and salt until well blended in medium saucepan. Add enough water to make a thick paste that incorporates all dry ingredients. Add remaining water and bring to a simmer over medium heat. Simmer for two minutes. Remove from heat. Stir in vanilla if using.
Let cool and store in a jar or squeeze bottle in the fridge.
Sift the soy milk powder with the cocoa, cinnamon and cardamom into a medium sized bowl. Stir in the vanilla sugar and salt. To make hot cocoa, stir one cup boiling water into 1/4 cup mix. And for a real treat, add a Sweet n’ Sara vanilla marshmallow on top!
Tip: I might try 6 oz. of water next time I make this so it’s tastes more chocolatey.
1 cup homemade hot chocolate (or drinking chocolate*)
3 mini marshmallows
¾ cup ice
After mixture has cooled, place contents in a blender. Add ice and blend on medium speed until smooth. Pour contents into a cocktail glass. Garnish with three mini marshmallows.
1 cup milk
4 Tbsp. unsweetened cocoa
6 Tbsp. sugar
1/8 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
Place ingredients in a saucepan over medium heat, stirring constantly. Bring to a simmer and let simmer for 3 to 5 minutes. Keep stirring. Mixture should be completely mixed and fairly thick – the same consistency as buttermilk. Let cool.
Wherever you are, is your weather cold enough to indulge some homemade hot chocolate today?! Try some!! :)