Ah, the annual holiday gift giving is upon us. Our brains go into overdrive thinking of things to buy and our bank accounts take a beating. I sometimes think we’re much too over-the-top with our purchases; the needs vs. wants dilemma. In the past few years I’ve adopted gift giving from the heart which means homemade. For the kid in us, making your own cocoa mix is not only a cinch to prepare, you also get the added benefit of knowing what’s inside. This hot chocolate recipe is so good you’ll wonder why you hadn’t made it before.
Looking for other DIY gifts to give? Chocolate is always a crowd-pleaser so why not give Christmas Bark…it’s easy to make and so delicious. Chocolate Date Balls for your vegan friends or wrap up a container of Homemade Granola to give to those who enjoy breakfast. For other DIY homemade ideas, visit here.
1/2 cup Dutch cocoa powder
1/2 cup turbinado sugar
3 oz. dark chocolate (at least 60%), finely chopped
3 tablespoons powdered milk
pinch of sea salt
In a bowl mix ingredients. Store in a jar. For a single serving, heat 1 cup of milk then add 3 tablespoons of the cocoa mix. Stir until combined.
The Culinary Chase’s Note: Stir with a candy cane to add a bit of peppermint or top whipped cream. Enjoy!
- ½ cup Dutch cocoa powder
- ½ cup turbinado sugar
- 3 oz. dark chocolate (at least 60%), finely chopped
- 3 tablespoons powdered milk
- pinch of sea salt
- In a bowl mix ingredients. Store in a jar.
- For a single serving, heat 1 cup of milk then add 3 tablespoons of the cocoa mix. Stir until combined.