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Oct 1, 2007 04:22 AM

cocoa mix

Does anybody have a good dry cocoa mix recipe? I need something I can just add hot water or hot milk to, that will keep on the shelf for a few weeks.


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    1. My mom made some once that was just Ovaltine and dry milk powder mixed together. Seem to recall it wasn't half bad.

      1. Hmm, thanks, but I should have mentioned I'm in Bhutan and don't have non-dairy creamer, ovaltine, quik, instant pudding, cool whip, etc. (I found some really disturbing recipes online last night). I do have cocoa, sugar, and powdered milk, so I guess I will just experiment with those.

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        1. re: babette feasts

          I haven't tried this recipe, but it looks like a good starting point. It's from The Perfect Mix by Dianne Phillips. It's pretty big, but I'm sure you could halve it.

          Hot Chocolate Mix
          3 cups powdered milk
          3/4 cup sugar
          1/2 cup cocoa
          dash of salt

          Sift into a large bowl, pack into airtight containers.

          To serve:

          4 Tbs of mix
          8 ounces boiling water
          marshmallows or whipped cream

          Put mix into a mug, Pour in boiling water, stir until mix is dissolved. Garnish with marshmallows or cream.

          Good luck! My parents visited Bhutan two years ago and loved it. However, they have never been so cold in their lives :) You need a hot beverage!

          1. re: babette feasts

            I like alton brown's recipe (you can google it)--the addition of cayenne is key!

            1. re: Budino

              Cayenne is a wonderful addition even to store-bought hot cocoa mix. You don't want to get carried away, but if you put just a little in the cup, it makes the cocoa just a little more warming.

          2. Tyler Florence also has a really good recipe that uses cocoa powder, powdered milk, sugar...Check on Food did it for a holiday episode last year with homemade marshmallows...I think there's also a spiced version...