Homemade Hot Cocoa MixSHARE THIS:
Perfect to gift or keep stashed in the cupboard, this homemade hot cocoa mix is an elevated version of the paper packet we all grew up with. Mix up a few batches and place in decorative glass jars tied with a ribbon for a great homemade gift idea.
1/2 cup cocoa powder (try using dark chocolate cocoa powder for an intensely chocolate experience)
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/3 cup evaporated milk
1 teaspoon salt
1 cup Oakhurst Whole Milk, for serving
In a small bowl, whisk together cocoa powder, granulated sugar, evaporated milk and salt. Store the hot cocoa in a glass jar with a lid. When the craving for cocoa strikes, heat 1 cup whole milk in a small saucepot until just steaming. While the milk warms, add roughly 3 tablespoons cocoa mix to a mug. Pour the hot milk into the mug and mix well to combine. Top with a handful of mini marshmallows before serving, if desired.
Recipe courtesy of Half & Half magazine, a food magazine celebrating dairy and those who make it. Learn more and subscribe at halfandhalfmag.com.