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Old 11-07-2011, 12:26 AM   #1
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Question Can I mix in the cocoa powder replacement for the hot chocolate mix ?

I ongoing to make a hot chocolate . But in Canada the hot chocoalte mix is very expensive . Can i replacement the hot chocolate mix forthe cocoa powder

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Old 11-07-2011, 03:06 AM   #2
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Yes you can. Add sugar to the cocoa powder along with some milk. Heat until just before boiling, mixing frequently. I like it very deep chocolatey and not too sweet, so I make mine very dark. You'll have to experiment and make it according to your individual taste.
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Old 11-07-2011, 03:19 AM   #3
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Try making your own.

Ingredients
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 2 1/2 cups powdered milk
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons cornstarch
  • 1 pinch cayenne pepper, or more to taste.
Directions
Whisk together ingredients in a mixing bowl until blended .
To use
Fill your mug half full with the mixture and pour in hot water. Stir to combine. Seal the rest in an airtight container.
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Old 11-07-2011, 10:31 AM   #4
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I almost always make my own hot chocolate mix. Usually I will make a bunch up at the beginning of the cold weather season so I always have some on hand. It saves me a lot!

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Old 11-07-2011, 11:24 AM   #5
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Try making your own.

Ingredients
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 2 1/2 cups powdered milk
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons cornstarch
  • 1 pinch cayenne pepper, or more to taste.
Directions
Whisk together ingredients in a mixing bowl until blended .
To use
Fill your mug half full with the mixture and pour in hot water. Stir to combine. Seal the rest in an airtight container.
Thanks for this recipe, Aunt Bea. I like hot chocolate, but to get it as chocolatey as I like, it's sickeningly sweet.
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Old 11-07-2011, 12:13 PM   #6
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There should be a recipe for hot cocoa on the cocoa powder container.
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Old 11-07-2011, 05:09 PM   #7
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Recipe for one cup of perfect Hot Cocoa...

2 Tbs. sugar
2 Tbs. Cocoa powder (I like Hershey's)
pinch of salt (important)
1 Cup milk heated till hot.

Mix dry ingredients in a mug. Pour a small amount of milk into the mug, and stir to make a paste........then add the rest of the milk
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Old 11-07-2011, 05:51 PM   #8
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Oooo, so many ways to make hot cocoh. I wonder how Aunt Bea's would be with a little cinnamon added.
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Old 11-07-2011, 07:14 PM   #9
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Oooo, so many ways to make hot cocoh. I wonder how Aunt Bea's would be with a little cinnamon added.
Cinnamon would be good.

A shot of peppermint schnapps is very good with a leftover candy cane as a swizzle stick!

Maybe a little whipped cream, if you don't mind!
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