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The Best Ever Homemade Hot Cocoa


It has taken me years to find the perfect homemade hot cocoa recipe.  After many searches and slight revisions, I think I have the best recipe.  Of course, everyone has different taste buds, but trust me, this won't disappoint!  I also want to point out that giving homemade hot cocoa is also a great holiday gift idea!

2 cups powdered sugar

1 1/2 cups cocoa powder
1 1/2 cups chocolate chips (white, bittersweet, etc.)
1/4 tsp. salt

Combine ingredients in large bowl.  Add the mixture in several batches to a food processor and chop until finely ground.  Store in airtight container. 

Add 1/3 cup cocoa mix to ~1 cup milk, or mixture of milk & water. (Milk by itself definitely gives it a better flavor.)

**I tried adding dry milk to the mixture so I could use just water, but I found it didn't have the same flavor and there's always a pile of dregs in the bottom no matter how much I stirred.**

**I have made this recipe dozens of times and the best cocoa was the result of quality ingredients.  Hershey's cocoa powder and Ghirardelli chocolate chips produce a far better tasting cocoa than store brand ingredients.**




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1 comments :

shannon December 22, 2013 at 2:15 PM  

We made several of these for gifts this year! Thanks so much Holly!

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