Friday, January 7, 2011

Day 7 - Best-Ever Hot Cocoa Mix

This is perfect for those cold mornings or evenings when you want something hot that isn't coffee. I'm also thinking that it could be a cute little gift-layer it all in a mason jar with a little bag of mini marshmallows.

Best-Ever Hot Cocoa Mix

Forget about the watery hot cocoa with dehydrated marshmallows you sipped as a kid. Our “instant” hot cocoa recipe is creamy, rich, and big on chocolate flavor.

Makes about 20 servings

3

cups nonfat dry milk

2

cups confectioners' sugar

1 1/2

cups Dutch-processed cocoa powder

1 1/2

cups white chocolate chips

1/4

teaspoon Salt

Combine ingredients in large bowl. Working in two batches, pulse ingredients in food processor until chocolate is finely ground. Store in airtight container for up to 3 months. To make hot cocoa, stir 1/3 cup of this mix into 1 cup of hot milk. Top with whipped cream or mini marshmallows.

· Nonfat dry milk adds a sweet dairy flavor to the cocoa, especially if you reconstitute the mix with hot milk instead of hot water.

· Confectioners’ sugar works best in this recipe. It dissolves quickly and the cornstarch (an ingredient manufacturers add to the sugar to prevent clumping) helps thicken the cocoa.

· White chocolate provided our cocoa with a soft, creamy texture and pushes the chocolate flavor to new heights

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