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Alton’s Hot Cocoa Mix

My favorite hot cocoa mix recipe is one that I got from my 6th grade US History teacher. It’s soooo good, but it makes a ton, and has some ingredients that I don’t necessarily like to use anymore.

So I went on a mission to find a new one that I could make, in smaller batches, to help combat this nasty, cold weather we’ve been having.

Alton's Hot Cocoa Mix

This hot cocoa mix is really tasty. It’s very rich and chocolatey, but it didn’t quite beat out my favorite. I’m still on the lookout for my new go-to cocoa mix, but this is a wonderful option that doesn’t take a whole lot of ingredients.

Hot Cocoa Mix
Good Eats – Alton Brown

Total Time: 5 min
Yield: 5 1/2 cups dry mix

2 cups powdered sugar
1 cup cocoa (Dutch-process preferred)
2 1/2 cups powdered milk
1 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons cornstarch
1 pinch cayenne pepper, or more to taste
Hot water

Combine all ingredients in a mixing bowl and incorporate evenly. In a small pot, heat 4 to 6 cups of water.

Fill your mug half full with the mixture and pour in hot water. Stir to combine. Seal the rest in an airtight container, keeps indefinitely in the pantry. This also works great with warm milk.

Big Flavors Rating: 4 Stars

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  • http://joanne-eatswellwithothers.com/ Joanne (eats well with others)

    The last time I tried to make homemade hot cocoa for the.boy he was NOT impressed…definitely need to try this version!

  • http://www.brooklynfarmgirl.com/ Pamela @ Brooklyn Farm Girl

    I’m always craving hot chocolate (always) so I can’t wait to try this recipe!