December 7, 2015

Time for Hot Chocolate!

Hot chocolate is seriously the best. If you are like my family, you drink it all the time as soon as it gets cold. However, if you are like my family and there's a lot of you, you also go through it really fast.  Buying all kinds of containers can get pricey, plus they manage to stick all kinds of ingredients in hot chocolate, so for a cheaper and healthier option (or, as healthy as hot chocolate can be) - we make our own!

It it's a pretty simple recipe, and doesn't take up too much time either. We make a giant batch of hot chocolate so it lasts a little longer, but I'll give you the measurements for a normal size batch as well.

All this recipe calls for is baking cocoa (we've tried it with dark chocolate baking cocoa as well, and that's pretty amazing), arrowroot powder, sea salt, sugar and instant nonfat dry milk.

First, you'll mix all your ingredients together in a large bowl.

Look, I made my first gif for this post!
Then you'll want to run it through a blender, to smooth everything out and get it ground nice and fine.  You can put in a few cups at a time. I typically go in three cup batches.

And then you are done!  Go ahead and store it in a Tupperware container or a couple big mason jars - whatever kind of container you have laying about. For measuring it out, we've found 2-3 tablespoons of mix typically works the best for your standard size mug.

Measurements for Standard Recipe:

2 1/2 cups non-fat powdered milk
2 cups sugar
1 cup cocoa
2 teaspoons arrowroot powder
1/2 teaspoon salt

Measurements for Giant Recipe:

5 cups non-fat powdered milk
4 cups sugar
2 cups cocoa
4 teaspoons arrowroot powder
1 teaspoon salt

Makes 5 1/2 cups or 11 cups, respectively.

Using a food processor, combine all ingredients thoroughly until no lumps or visible bits of brown or white can be seen.

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