homemade hot cocoa mix!

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.


Makes: 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.


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