Homemade Hot Chocolate Mix

A Feteful Life: Homemade Hot Chocolate Mix

Are you still looking for ideas for Christmas gifts? I always love getting and giving homemade food items and this year I decided to gift my own homemade hot chocolate mix. I used a recipe I found by Alton Brown and made a few additions. I gave one batch a kick with a little cayenne, another batch a little spice with some cardamom, and to the final batch (for my kiddos) I added chopped up peppermint bark. Obviously I had to try each batch to ensure their quality and I can assure you, they are fabulous. Package them up in some cute jars and use these free printable labels (2 1/2″ circles) and you’ve got a quick and easy gift with stuff you probably already have in your pantry. Happy gifting!

A Feteful Life: Homemade Hot Chocolate Mix

Homemade Hot Chocolate Mix (slightly adapted from Alton Brown)

Ingredients
2 cups powdered sugar
1 cup cocoa (Dutch-process preferred)
2 1/2 cups powdered milk
1 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons cornstarch
1 pinch cayenne pepper, or more to taste
1 pinch of cardamom, or more to taste
2 ounces peppermint bark, coarsely chopped

Directions
Combine the first five ingredients in a mixing bowl and incorporate evenly. Separate the powder into three different bowls. In one bowl add a pinch of cayenne, in another add a pinch of cardamom, and in the final bowl mix in the chopped peppermint bark. Can be stored in an airtight container indefinitely. When ready to serve fill a mug half full with the mixture and then add hot water. Stir until incorporated.

 

A Feteful Life: Homemade Hot Chocolate Mix