Monday, December 17, 2012

Hot Chocolate Mix (add WATER)


Hot Chocolate Mix—just add water
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Something to have on hand during the winter. 
Shannon, Greg and Natalie like to add marshmallows to the mix and store it that way. 
That way we’re not disappointed if there aren’t marshmallows in the cupboard each time we make a cup.
Cayenne makes the cocoa even better.  It’s a great teaching lesson for children on how things such as
salt and hot pepper bring out sweet and chocolate flavors.

2 C powdered sugar
1 C cocoa (Dutch-process preferred)
2½ C powdered milk (eliminate if intolerant to dairy, and stir dry mix in to liquid rice milk to serve)
1 tsp salt
2 tsp cornstarch
1 pinch cayenne pepper, or more to taste
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Add-ins:  mini marshmallows; mini chocolate chips; cinnamon; ginger; vanilla, etc

  1. Combine all ingredients in a mixing bowl and incorporate evenly.  Store in airtight container.  Keeps indefinitely in pantry.  Great as gifts.
  2. Fill your mug 1/3 to 1/2 full with the mixture and pour in hot water. Stir to combine. This also works great with warm milk (extra rich). The cayenne is almost indistinguishable. It is really the key because without it and the salt, the cocoa is bitter. 



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