1/2 c Powdered cocoa
3/4 c Natural sugar
1/2 c Real semi-sweet chocolate chips
Jars or air-tight container
What to do…
Mix cocoa, sugar and chips in a bowl, then put it into an air-tight container, and add a label. Use 2 tablespoons per 1 cup of boiling water or hot milk.
Note: Double or triple the recipe if needed.
Tip: Alternative milks go really well with this cocoa.
Turn an ordinary cup of cocoa into a special treat…
We think the best part of hot cocoa is turning each cup into our own special treat! Here are some of the fun combinations we enjoy…
Marshmallow Cream: Mini-marshmallows or marshmallow cream topped with whipped cream.
Candy Cane Swirl: Mini-marshmallows and whipped cream, stir and enjoy with a peppermint candy cane.
Cocoa Caramel: Caramel chips, candy or Nips and mini-marshmallows, topped with fresh whipped cream and sprinkled with a little fresh cocoa.
Mocha Cocoa: Add a little instant or fresh coffee to a cup of hot cocoa, top with fresh whipped cream and sprinkle with finely ground coffee.
Super Chocolaty Cocoa: Add a piece or two of your favorite chocolate bar or a tablespoon or two of chocolate morsels to a cup of hot cocoa, top with whipped cream and sprinkle with mini chocolate chips.
Coconut Cocoa: 1 tsp of extra virgin coconut oil or coconut creme added to a cup of hot cocoa, topped with fresh whipped cream and toasted coconut.
Toffee Cocoa: Toffee or Heath bits mixed in a cup of hot cocoa and topped with whipped cream.
Other suggestions: Peppermint or other hard candies, vanilla, almond or peppermint extract, candy bits, your favorite chocolate candy, non-dairy creamer, non-dairy whipped topping, coconut milk, almond milk, cinnamon, eggnog, etc..
I invite you to experiment with various items until you find the cocoa combo you like the most, then write down your recipe. Share it with us in comments too!