With today’s snow, I went to buy some hot cocoa at the store. I was disgusted to find that all the mixes in my store were made with hydrogenated oils, so I set out to make my own. Here is my recipe, modified from an Alton Brown recipe.
- 2 cups powdered sugar
- 1 cup cocoa (Dutch-process preferred)
- 2 1/2 cups powdered milk
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 2 teaspoons cornstarch
- 1 dash cayenne pepper
- Cinnamon, to taste
- Hot water
Combine all ingredients in a mixing bowl and incorporate evenly. Sift into second bowl to smooth mixture. In a small pot, heat 4 to 6 cups of water.
Fill your mug one third full with the mixture and pour in hot water. Stir to combine. Seal the rest in an airtight container, keeps indefinitely in the pantry. This also works great with warm milk.