DIY Spiced Hot Cocoa Mix




About: Hi! My name is Bea (aka lemonsweetie/rainy/b), and I love making and sharing DIYs with people! Specifically, I concoct all things dessert-related. In 2012, I started my first blog called Rainy Day Desserts. ...

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

You'll need:
  • 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.



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    4 years ago

    Saving this. It sounds delicious and simple. Thanks