Monday, December 20, 2010

Spiced Dark Chocolate Mix

I love hot chocolate. As in, I drink it almost daily in the winter. As in, there was a time in my teenage years where I drank hot chocolate with such gusto that my family still teases me about it to this day. As in, when I created this recipe and excitedly told my brother, he responded with, "So? You made hot chocolate. Big whoop."

I just waived that off though because:

#1 - He's 13.

#2 - I was on a sugar high from my hot chocolate.

#3 - He's a punk.

But, for all you fellow hot chocolate lovers out there - I've got a super tasty recipe for ya! I leave powdered milk out of the recipe because it really makes your cocoa mix taste watered down. I also add chocolate chips in to enrich the hot chocolate even further.

Spiced Dark Chocolate Mix
Yields a quart of dry mix

2 c. dark cocoa
2 c. white sugar
1 c. powdered hazelnut creamer (or substitute your favorite flavor)
1 tsp. cinnamon
1/2 tsp. nutmeg
1 c. chocolate chips

Combine all ingredients together and store in a sealed container.

To make hot chocolate: Scoop 2-3 tbsp. of dry mix into a mug. Pour 8 oz of hot milk on top. Allow to sit for a minute, stir and enjoy!

Top with whipped cream and cinnamon. nutmeg, cocoa powder or chopped chocolate.


  1. I saw this on your counter and you didn't offer me any. Hmmmm .... must be that my kids destroyed your house/vase without offer of maid service or monetary reimbursement! My bad manners get me nothin' ....

    I did put your new button on my blog. Can I be forgiven?

  2. Oh, I love hot chocolate. This looks decadent! Frankly, I drink mine like coffee (or like the mayans). Two tablespoons raw agave syrup, two tablespoons schaffenberger unsweetened cocoa powder, a pinch of cinammon, hot water from the kettle, and a splash of milk. It's my morning beverage of choice for the theobromine alone!

  3. This hot cocoa recipe sounds amazing. I will have to try it this weekend.


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