Intro: DIY Spiced Hot Cocoa Mix
I’ve found myself growing tired of your basic, everyday milk chocolate hot cocoa with gummy marshmallows and a condensed, syrupy bottom. So I was inspired to kick it up a notch and spice things up (pun extremely intended).
This recipe fills a half-pint jar and serves two people or one ambitious person with big dreams and motivation.
Step 1: Blend Everything in a Food Processor
- 3 1/2 oz semi sweet chocolate
- 2 tbsp. cocoa powder
- 1 1/2 tbsp. sugar
- 1/2 tsp. cinnamon
- pinch of ginger1/4 tsp. nutmeg
Process the chocolate in a food processor until it’s grainy and sand-like. Add sugar and cocoa powder and blend until powdery (it won’t be super smooth).
Add cinnamon, ginger, and nutmeg and blend until combined.
Step 2: Make the Cocoa
Heat 2 cups of half & half or milk in a small saucepan until the edges begin to bubble, stir in 10 tablespoons of hot cocoa mix and stir until smooth, pour into two mugs.