HOMEMADE HOT CHOCOLATE MIX {gluten, dairy, egg, nut & soy free, ref. sugar free option, vegan, paleo option}

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This homemade hot chocolate mix makes the most delicious, decadent, luscious hot chocolate. It’s definitely a go-to on a cold, dreary day – after all, homemade hot chocolate is the ultimate comfort drink.

Luscious, decadent homemade hot chocolate being poured into a white cup from a red saucepan. Bunches of holly and Christmas baubles give a Christmas atmosphere to the photo.

It’s been a long day, friends. A long day in a series of long days. You know what would make this long day a whole lot better? A blanket nest, a good book and, of course, hot chocolate. With some homemade marshmallows. Now doesn’t that just sound… heavenly.

Words are tricky today (it happens), but… it’s a homemade hot chocolate mix, ‘kay? You know  it’s gonna be delicious.

Bird's-eye view of the five ingredients of the homemade hot chocolate mix: cocoa powder, cornflour, powdered sugar, salt and cinnamon.

There’s cocoa powder, cornstarch (arrowroot powder works too), powdered sugar (or coconut sugar if you’re taking the refined sugar free route), a pinch of salt and cinnamon – for the wintery and/or Christmassy vibes.

With ingredients like these… only good things can happen.

We’ll mix everything up (trying not to cover ourselves in cocoa powder… we won’t succeed) and – that’s it. It’s a non-recipe recipe.

When the hot chocolate craving strikes, all you need to do is put a few table spoons of the homemade hot chocolate mix into milk (dairy or non-dairy, your call) and cook it until it’s lovely and thick. Not too thick, obviously, that’s chocolate pudding territory.

Because we’re badass we’ll also throw in a few pieces of dark chocolate. And then a few more, because… chocolate. Duh.

Homemade hot chocolate in a white cup with homemade marshmallows floating on top. Bunches of holly and Christmas baubles give a Christmas atmosphere to the photo.

Then we’ll pour the sweet, luscious, chocolatey deliciousness into a mug (smells so good!) and plop in a few homemade marshmallows. Let them melt a bit. Have a cookie. Relax. You’ve made your own homemade hot chocolate mix – be proud of yourself. 

And with the homemade hot chocolate in hand… the long day doesn’t seem quite as bad anymore.

Homemade hot chocolate in a white cup with homemade marshmallows floating on top. Bunches of holly and Christmas baubles give a Christmas atmosphere to the photo.

Homemade hot chocolate in a white cup, with holly leaves and berries around the cup. Some pinecones and Christmas baubles in the background.
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Homemade Hot Chocolate Mix (Gluten & Dairy Free, Vegan, Paleo Option)

This homemade hot chocolate mix makes the most delicious, decadent, luscious hot chocolate. It’s definitely a go-to on a cold, dreary day – after all, homemade hot chocolate is the ultimate comfort drink.

Course Drinks
Cuisine Dairy Free, Gluten Free, Paleo, Vegan
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 8
Author Kat | The Loopy Whisk

Ingredients

  • 1 cup (100 g) cocoa powder
  • 1/2 cup (50 g) cornstarch (or arrowroot powder)
  • 3/4 - 1 cup (75 - 100 g) powdered/icing sugar (or coconut sugar, amount depends on how sweet you want your hot chocolate to be)
  • pinch of salt
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 7 oz (200 g) dark chocolate, chopped (or chocolate chips)

Instructions

  1. Mix all hot chocolate mix ingredients together.

  2. The hot chocolate mix keeps well in a closed container in a cool dry place for about 3 - 4 weeks.

  3. To make a homemade hot chocolate (1 serving / about 1 cup), add 1/4 cup of the hot chocolate mix to a saucepan (make sure you get plenty of the chopped dark chocolate, as well!). Add 1/4 cup of milk of choice (dairy or non-dairy) and mix it with the hot chocolate mix into a paste. Add an additional 3/4 cup of the milk and stir it well. Cook the hot chocolate mixture on medium-high heat with constant stirring until it thickens to the desired consistency (about 5 - 10 minutes).

    If you want a thicker hot chocolate, just add more hot chocolate mix!

    Enjoy!

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Homemade Hot Chocolate Mix {gluten, dairy, egg, nut & soy free, refined sugar free option, vegan, paleo option} - This homemade hot chocolate mix makes the most delicious, decadent, luscious hot chocolate. It’s definitely a go-to on a cold, dreary day – after all, homemade hot chocolate is the ultimate comfort Christmas drink.

 

 

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