Homemade Hot Chocolate Mix

Homemade Hot Chocolate Mix

The only thing better than rich, warm hot chocolate on a cold winter day is rich, warm, homemade hot chocolate. In addition to being cheaper than store bought mix, you can control the quality of the chocolate that you're using. If you want to buy high quality chocolate, you can create a superb mix that is normally only available at artisan chocolate stores. You don't have to get super fancy, though; any half decent chocolate will produce an incredible mix that will forever end your relationship with Swiss Miss.
  • Prep: 10 min
  • Total: 10 min
  • Yields 6 cups, about 48 servings
Homemade Hot Chocolate Mix

Carbohydrate Counts

Carbs-per-gram ratio: 0.5714

Serving Size 28g dry mix (about 16g carbs)

Carb calculations Weight Carbs
Sugar 384g (384g)
Semi sweet chocolate 340g (227g)
Bittersweet chocolate 170g (113g)
Cocoa powder (24g)
Net Weight

With 1 cup milk, there are 29g carbs per serving. Use water to reduce carb count.

* Multiply serving weight in grams by the carbs-per-gram ratio to calculate the total estimated carbs. Provided for informational purposes only. Consult your doctor for insulin dosing advice.

  • Hot Chocolate Mix
  • 384g / 2 cups sugar
  • 340g / 12 ounces semi-sweet chocolate (chips or coarsely chopped)
  • 170g / 6 ounces bittersweet chocolate (chips or coarsely chopped)
  • 1 cup cocoa powder
  • 2 tablespoons vanilla extract
  • Combine ingredients in the bowl of a food processor fitted with the blade attachment. Pulse repeatedly until all of the chocolate is finely ground.
  • Store in an airtight container at room temperature. Mixture will keep for at least 6 months.
  • Preparing Hot Chocolate
  • 1 cup milk
  • Unlike store bought mixes which are mostly sugar and can dissolve in lukewarm milk, the homemade mix you've made uses real chocolate and requires hot milk to properly mix. To do ensure that your mix fully dissolves, heat milk in a saucepan on the stovetop until it is steaming or just starting to boil.
  • Alternatively, for a single serving, heat milk in the microwave on high until steaming hot, about 3 to 5 minutes. (If you are making hot chocolate for a crowd, the stovetop will be faster.)
  • 2 tablespoons hot chocolate mix
  • Add hot chocolate mix to milk and whisk or stir until fully dissolved.
  • Pour into mugs, or if making a larger batch, to reduce the chance of spilling, first pour into a measuring cup and then pour into mugs.
  • handful of vanilla marshmallows
  • Serve with vanilla marshmallows.
From MakeBetterFood.com. . (http://makebetterfood.com/recipes/homemade-hot-chocolate-mix/). Adapted from Gourmet. (2005).
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