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  • 3 1/2 - cups sugar
  • 2 1/4 - cups cocoa
  • 1 - tablespoon table salt
  • - Whole milk for serving
  • Directions:

    In a large bowl, combine sugar, cocoa, and salt, and whisk to combine well. Store the mixture in an airtight container.

    For individual servings, pour 1 cup whole milk into a microwave-safe mug, and microwave on high just until hot. Add 2 tablespoons of cocoa mix, and stir to dissolve. For a larger batch of cocoa, warm the milk in a saucepan set over medium-low heat, taking care not to let the milk boil; as it warms, stir in 2 tablespoons of mix for each cup of milk.

    Brief Description

    Inexpensive homemade hot chocolate mix and directions for a tasty cup of hot cocoa or for gift-giving.

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    Category:  Non-Alcoholic

    Cuisine:  American

    Prep Time: 10 min
    Cook Time: 2 min


    This mix will keep all winter if stored in an airtight container.



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    December 5, 2013

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    1. Robin Creager says:

      I LOVE homemade hot cocoa! This would also be great as a gift in a cute mug. Great recipe!

    2. Starla says:

      This looks and sounds so good and comforting. There is nothing like homemade hot chocolate! Definitely pinning!

    3. Wendy Clark says:

      I LOVE homemade hot chocolate. Need some right now 🙂

    4. l p says:

      just in time for the chilly air. thanks

      • MC says:

        It’s perfect for sipping on the back porch on a chilly morning or evening, and will make a great gift for a neighbor, teacher, friend ….

    5. Michele Soyer says:

      As I look at the picture and see the ingredients I know I have to make this tonight.. no matter what the temperature outside….

    6. Kelly Kimmell says:

      My daughter loves hot chocolate! We will have to try your recipe.

    7. Calvin says:

      Got to love a cup of classic hot chocolate on a cold winters day

    8. Susan Smith says:

      This looks delicious. I love hot chocolate especially on cold days.

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