Whip up your own supply of instant hot cocoa mix in just a few short minutes.
Homemade Hot Chocolate Mix
By Sue Lau | Palatable Pastime
Disclaimer: Although I have received compensation and/or product from the event sponsors, all opinions and relevant recipe content are my own.
Welcome to the third annual #Choctoberfest! Allison over at the Pintertest Kitchen has put together another great event with wonderful prizes from our event sponsors that you can sign up to win in the drawing. Imperial Sugar have outdone themselves (yet again) with a boatload of sweetness for both prizes and providing product for the bloggers to work with. As well, other sponsors have pitched in to help, including Barlean’s, Rodelle, and Davis Chocolate.
For my recipe today, I want to start off as I have done before, with one of my favorite ways to break into the cool weather season with a cup of hot chocolate. I’ve loved hot chocolate since I was born I think! Last year I did a recipe for French Hot Chocolate using chocolate bars. You can revisit that recipe here: —>>>French Hot Chocolate: Le Chocolat Chaud. The one last year was remarkably rich- I made that in a bistro pot (which is sort of like a small French press). But I don’t always have time for that, so I like to have something I can just grab, nuke some water or milk and go. But oh crikey, I do NOT like buying the stuff in those little envelopes. It really does need doctoring every time, and they charge an arm and a leg for it. With this recipe you can mix it up in a jar, and tinker with it if you like a little more chocolatey or like it more creamy, or leaning more towards either mocha or vanilla. You could even add a pinch of red pepper. Some people like that although I never did really get on board with that (and I do like spicy things!)
If you have problems locating either the powdered vanilla or the tiny dry marshmallows, you can check sources online, or drop me a line and I can see if I can help you locate it in your area. Or worse to worse, you can add a little vanilla extract and soft marshmallows when you make it. I have no clue why one day you can get these things at Wal-Mart, and the very next you have to do a scavenger hunt at gourmet stores. Hopefully you know where to get all of this stuff already.
Over 70 bloggers are participating in #Choctoberfest 2017 and will be posting 200+ chocolate recipes over the next week. Keep your eyes peeled, visit any of the blogs listed below, or use the #Choctoberfest hashtag on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook to follow along. You can also check out our #Choctoberfest Pinterest board, where we post chocolate recipes all year long.
You can also enter to win our #Choctoberfest prize pack. Thank to our amazing sponsors who are contributing the following items for the prize:
- $100 gift card to Williams Sonoma or Sur La Table from our gold sponsor Imperial Sugar
- 1 case of granulated white sugar (40 pounds), 1 case of light brown sugar (24 pounds), 1 case of dark brown sugar (24 pounds), and 1 case of powdered sugar (24 pounds) from our gold sponsor Imperial Sugar
- 16 oz Barlean’s Butter-Flavored Coconut Oil, 9.52 oz canister of Chocolate Silk Greens, and 8oz bottle of Essential Women Omega-Swirl Chocolate Mint from our silver sponsor Barlean’s
- 300-piece Lindt LINDOR Truffles gift bag (you choose the flavors!) from blog sponsors The PinterTest Kitchen
This prize pack is valued at over $450! To enter, simply follow participating sponsors and bloggers using the below giveaway widget.
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Homemade Hot Chocolate Mix
Yield: 14 one cup servings
- 4 cups powdered dry milk
- 1-1/2 cups Rodelle unsweetened baking cocoa
- 1-1/2 cups Imperial powdered sugar
- 1/4 cup vanilla powder
- 1 tablespoon instant espresso or instant coffee granules
- 3 ounce jar dried mini-marshmallows
- Stir together ingredients and store in an airtight container.
- To use, mix 1/2 cup hot chocolate mix with 3/4 cup hot water, and stir until thoroughly blended.
From the kitchen of palatablepastime.com
Stay tuned to see the delicious recipes bloggers have cooked up using Imperial Sugar and Barlean’s products. Thank you also to Davis Chocolate and Rodelle for being #Choctoberfest shoutout sponsors! Watch Instagram and Facebook to find out more about about their chocolate products.
Here is a complete list of all the bloggers participating in #Choctoberfest 2017.
Click on the frog hop button to be transported to a link-up showing off the recipes,
or visit selected sites through the links below.
The PinterTest Kitchen ♥ Fix Me a Little Lunch ♥ Savory Moments♥ Crumbs in my Mustachio ♥ House of Nash Eats ♥ Bake It With Love ♥ That Recipe ♥ Hardly A Goddess ♥ Cooking With Carlee ♥ A Kitchen Hoor’s Adventures ♥ Body Rebooted ♥ Cindy’s Recipes and Writings ♥ The Redhead Baker ♥ Faith, Hope, Love, & Luck Survive Despite a Whiskered Accomplice ♥ Sweet Coralice ♥ Seduction in The Kitchen ♥ Cooks&Books&Recipes ♥ Everyday Eileen ♥ Under My Apple Tree ♥ Family Around The Table ♥ Bottom Left of the Mitten ♥ The Spiffy Cookie ♥ Fairyburger ♥ Join Us, Pull up a Chair ♥ Jonesin’ For Taste ♥ Jane’s Adventures in Dinner ♥ Take Two Tapas ♥ Jennifer Bakes ♥ The Unlikely Baker ♥ Hostess At Heart ♥ Karen’s Kitchen Stories ♥ Kate’s Recipe Box ♥ Kelly Lynns Sweets and Treats ♥ Wildflour’s Cottage Kitchen ♥ Chocolate Slopes ♥ Little House Big Alaska ♥ Makes, Bakes and Decor ♥ 2 Cookin Mamas ♥ That Skinny Chick Can Bake ♥ Books n’ Cooks ♥ Mildly Meandering ♥ Living Ideas ♥ Restless Chipotle ♥ Get the Good Stuff! ♥ The Weekday Gourmet ♥ An Affair from the Heart ♥ West Via Midwest ♥ Cookie Dough and Oven Mitt ♥ The Bitter Side of Sweet ♥ Cookaholic Wife ♥ Daily Dish Recipes ♥ For the Love of Food ♥ The Saucy Southerner ♥ Cook’s Hideout ♥ By the Pounds ♥ Tramplingrose: Cooking, Baking & Ranting in Small-Town South Dakota ♥ Sarah Cooks the Books ♥ Chef Sarah Elizabeth ♥ Fantastical Sharing of Recipes ♥ Sarah’s Bake Studio ♥ The Pajama Chef ♥ Frankly Entertaining ♥ Long Distance Baking ♥ Palatable Pastime ♥ The Freshman Cook ♥ The Food Hunter’s Guide to Cuisine ♥ A Day in the Life on the Farm ♥ Wendy Polisi ♥ Tampa Cake Girl ♥ My Southern Sweet Tooth ♥ Canning and Cooking at Home ♥ Full Belly Sisters ♥ SuperSizeGuy.com ♥ Our Good Life ♥ The Life Jolie ♥
My #Choctoberfest recipes from last year in case you’re interested:
Asian Meatballs with Chocolate Satay Sauce
French Hot Chocolate: Le Chocolat Chaud
Even more Chocolate Recipes:
Banana Chocolate Chip Bundt Cake
I know what you mean about the scavenger hunt for ingredients. There are so many products and so little shelf space these days.
I used to keep a similar recipe made up, and to give as gifts. I’m glad you reminded me. This makes excellent gifts, accompanied by some cute mugs.
Great recipe to share for Day 1 Sue.
Perfect mix to have on hand for those chilly winter days! I hear ya on trying to find specialty items—such a pain at times!
What a lovely idea for a holiday gift! 😀
Wow! My kids LOVE hot chocolate especially when it’s homemade 💕💕
Yay! This would make the perfect gift over the holidays! I love the addition of the mini marshmallows too!