Homemade Hot Cocoa Mix

I’m definitely not the first food blogger to post a recipe for homemade hot cocoa mix. And I definitely won’t be the last. That’s because it makes such an easy and fun homemade gift, and I just couldn’t resist.

I used Ghirardelli chocolate and cocoa in mix. Of course, Hubby loved having an excuse to eat more homemade marshmallows and threw quite a few in his cup of hot cocoa!

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Homemade Hot Cocoa Mix

Yield: 76-2 Tbsp servings

Ingredients:

2 vanilla beans
4 cups granulated sugar
24 oz high-quality semisweet chocolate, coarsely chopped
9 oz dark chocolate, coarsely chopped
2 cups Dutch process cocoa

Directions:

Split and scrape vanilla beans and place in a large bowl or jar with the sugar. Work seeds into the sugar with your fingers. Bury the pods under the sugar. Cover tightly and let stand overnight (or up to months–vanilla sugar keeps forever) at room temperature.

In a food processor fitted with metal blade, process semisweet chocolate and dark chocolate until finely ground, using 4-second pulses. Process in batches, if necessary.

Remove pod from sugar. Add ground chocolate and cocoa powder to sugar and whisk to blend, making sure to combine well. Store mix airtight at room temperature for up to six months.

Assemble your gifts:
Scoop 1 1/2 cups of cocoa mix into a medium sized bag. Attach a tag with the following note: Heat 8 oz milk on med-high heat until scalded. Add 2 Tbsp cocoa mix and whisk until smooth. Top with a marshmallow. Makes 12 servings.

Recipe as seen on Confections of a Foodie Bride, originally from Gourmet

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6 Responses to “Hot Fudge Sauce”

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    Mayre — August 13, 2013 at 8:27 am

    Looks yummy. While I wouldn’t expect it to last long, how long will it last in the fridge?

    • beantownbaker — August 13th, 2013 @ 5:49 pm

      I’ve had a jar in my fridge for up to a month or so without any issues.

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    Shannon — August 13, 2013 at 10:27 am

    oh man, that looks too easy and delicious- a dangerous combination 🙂

    • beantownbaker — August 13th, 2013 @ 5:49 pm

      Definitely a dangerous combination…

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    Nutmeg Nanny — August 13, 2013 at 9:44 pm

    Oh goodness, I just love hot fudge! My ice cream isn’t complete without it 🙂 this looks perfect!

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    Chris Salman — February 12, 2019 at 5:52 am

    I’m loving your recipe and gonna try it too. The dish looks yummy. Recently I have brought pita bread maker to cook pita bread at home and and that is a real game changer too. Please share more recipes like this one.

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