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Hot Chocolate Mix

I love homemade equivalents to store-bought items, but only if they’re easy!

Oh sure, I’ve been known to experiment with all kinds of things (like making my own mozzarella cheese and worcestershire sauce). I’ll try anything once but the only recipes that get made over and over again are the ones that are straightforward and quick.

This hot chocolate mix fits the bill. In 15 minutes you can whip up a huge batch of instant happiness.

Hot cocoa powder: it's easy to make your own!

Hot cocoa powder: it’s easy to make your own!

It’s cheaper than buying it in the supermarkets and you control the quality of the ingredients. It also makes great gifts. All you need are a few basic things: milk powder, white chocolate bars, cocoa powder and sugar.

Ingredients for homemade hot cocoa mix.

Ingredients for homemade hot cocoa mix.

At first, we found it hard to find white chocolate without any puffed rice. Albert Heijn simply didn’t carry it. Then we discovered it at our local Jumbo supermarket and all was well!

Throw these ingredients in a food processor and mix! If your food processor is small, you may have to do this in two batches.

Throw it all in a food processor and mix!

Throw it all in a food processor and mix!

Now simply heat up some milk, whisk in 1/3 cup of hot chocolate mix and enjoy!

Whip 1/3 cup mix into a hot mug of milk and enjoy!

Whip 1/3 cup mix into a hot mug of milk and enjoy!

Wasn’t that easy?

Instant Hot Chocolate Mix

Ingredients

  • 3 cups nonfat dry milk powder (sold under the Campina Elk brand in the Netherlands)
  • 2 cups confectioners’ sugar
  • 225g white chocolate
  • 1 ½ cups Dutch-processed cocoa
  • ¼ teaspoon salt

Instructions

  1. Stir all ingredients together in a large bowl.
  2. Working in two batches, blend in your food processor until the white chocolate is ground into the rest of the ingredients.
  3. Store in an airtight container.
  4. When you want hot chocolate, heat a cup of milk on the stove until steaming. Whisk in 1/3 cup of the mix and pour into your mug.
  5. Top with marshmallows and enjoy!
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