Hot Cocoa Mix


Jars for gifting
food processor or blender

For the Jars:

2 oz. semisweet chocolate
1 oz. white chocolate
1/2 cup cocoa powder
1/2 cup sugar
1 tbsp arrowroot powder or cornstarch
1/8 tsp salt
1/2 vanilla bean, scraped

This rich, sweet cocoa mix is great for gift giving during the holiday season, or just having on hand for a preservative free mix that you can customize!

Process the semisweet and white chocolate until very fine.  Then add other ingredients and blend well. Put in a gift jar (we used these Quattro Bottles) and top with marshmallows or crushed peppermint candies.

To prepare:  For one serving, heat 1 cup whole milk, then add 3 tbsp cocoa mix and continue heating until ingredients are fully dissolved (mix in a small spoon of crushed mint candy for minty cocoa). Top with marshmallows, whipped cream, orange zest, cinnamon, pinch of cayenne, or drink plain.