It's not spring yet! But almost. Well, not here in Montreal, so if you still feel like the weather permits it, I highly suggest making your own hot cocoa mix. For starters, you know what goes in it - and you can customize it to your liking! The husband and I made hot cocoa with homemade mini marshmallows for our families this year for Christmas.
VANILLA BEAN CHOCOLATE CHIP COCOAMakes: 1 gift (4 cups in all)
Total time: 10 minutes
- 2 cups unsweetened cocoa powder
- ¾ cup sugar
- 8 ounces chopped semisweet chocolate
- 1 vanilla bean scraped.
In a bowl, combine the cocoa, sugar, vanilla, and chocolate. Store in an airtight container. Keep at room temperature for up to 4 months.
For marshmallows, try this recipe.
To jar the mix, I saved up a bunch of used and cleaned up jars, painted and modge podged the lids and affixed a label with directions on how to serve the hot cocoa.
How to serve the hot cocoa.
|1. measure out the amount of cocoa you want per cup of milk. (2-3 tbs. per cup)|
|2. heat ingredients together|
|3. heat and stir until the cocoa clumps have gone, and the chocolate chips are beginning to melt.|