Today is just one of those days…I’ve been feeling seriously back-logged and have been in a bad mood all day. My to-do list is miles long and the piles of laundry to be folded are mountain high. I have no groceries for dinner and every room needs to be cleaned. And the cold, rainy weather outside is not helping either. However, this homemade hot chocolate mix was able to seriously change my mood around!
When I was a freshman in college, I remember there was a cafe in Harvard Square that had the most amazing hot chocolate. It was so rich and creamy- the perfect cup of chocolate on a cold winter day. I don’t even know if it exists anymore, but I often think back to that cup of hot chocolate. I’m happy to report that this hot chocolate mix is up to par with my nostalgic memory.
Since it’s in powder form, this homemade hot chocolate mix would be a great gift to make for the upcoming holiday season. I would say this mix would make 5-15 bags, depending on how small or large you bag the mix. Or you could just keep it all to yourself to enjoy!
- 16 oz. high-quality semisweet chocolate (I used 3 large Ghiradelli bars)
- 5 oz. dark chocolate
- 2 and ½ cups granulated sugar
- 1 and ¼ cups Dutch process cocoa (I used a blend of natural and Dutch process cocoa)
- Using a food processor, pulse the semisweet and dark chocolate until finely ground (I first processed the chocolate using the mandoline attachment, and then finished off using the metal blade.) Add the ground semisweet and dark chocolate in a large bowl. Mix in the sugar and cocoa. Whisk hot chocolate mix together to blend.
- To serve, mix 2 tablespoons of mix with 8 oz. of milk over medium heat. Alternatively, you can heat up the milk for 2-3 minutes in the microwave.
- The homemade hot chocolate mix can be stored at room temperature in an airtight container for up to six months.
Source: Adapted from Confections of a Foodie Bride