Homemade Hot Chocolate Mix

Homemade Hot Chocolate Mix

Spoon this hot chocolate mix into jars to give as gifts, or keep some on hand in your own pantry for chilly afternoons. For a burst of flavor, try steeping a bag of mint or almond tea in the mug along with the hot chocolate.  You can try the Spiced Hot Chocolate or Java Hot Chocolate to match your taste-buds.
Makes about 2 cups (8 servings)
Ingredients:
  • 1/2 cup coconut sugar
  • 1 cup powdered milk
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • Pinch of salt
Directions:
  1. Put sugar, powdered milk, cocoa and salt into a bowl  and stir well and then transfer to an airtight container.
  2. To make hot chocolate, put 1/4 cup of the mix and 1 cup boiling water into a mug and stir well.

To make a flavored hot chocolate mix, try one of the following:

Spiced Hot Chocolate Mix 
1 recipe hot chocolate mix (see above)
1 teaspoon ground cardamom
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon ground ginger
1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg

Java-Style Hot Chocolate Mix
1 recipe hot chocolate mix (see above)
1 to 2 tablespoons instant coffee

Nutritional Info:
Per Serving: 140 calories (40 from fat), 4.5g total fat, 2.5g saturated fat, 15mg cholesterol, 95mg sodium, 19gcarbohydrates, (1 g dietary fiber, 18g sugar), 5g protein.