Quick Gift Idea: Hot Chocolate Mix

 
There isn’t a more thoughtful or lovely gift than one that’s homemade. Especially when it happens to be so much better than the store-bought version. Take this recipe for homemade hot chocolate mix for example. Unlike its gray hued, sickly sweet, and mostly tasteless store-bought counterpart, this recipe produces a rich, deeply chocolate, and wonderfully spiced cup of cocoa. 
Hot Chocolate Mix
Yield: 2 1/4 cups
From Country Living
  • 3/4 cup quality unsweetened cocoa, such as Valrhona
  • 6 ounces quality semisweet chocolate, chopped
  • 1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons cinnamon
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons pure vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoons ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoons ground clove

Place all ingredients in a food processor fitted with a metal blade and process just until mixture is powdery — about 30 seconds. Be careful not to overprocess. Store in an airtight container for up to 6 months. To make hot chocolate, combine 1 cup of milk and 2 tablespoons of this mix in a small saucepan and bring to a simmer over medium-low heat, stirring constantly until chocolate is incorporated and mixture is warmed through. Serve immediately.

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9 Responses to “Quick Gift Idea: Hot Chocolate Mix”

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    Torviewtoronto — December 24, 2010 at 12:19 pm

    lovely homemade chocolate

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    Chef Dennis — December 26, 2010 at 3:14 am

    great idea for a gift! who doesn't love hot chocolate!
    Cheers
    Dennis

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    cakeje van eigen deeg — December 26, 2010 at 9:26 am

    lovely idea! but also great to make for yourself ;-)

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    kamran siddiqi — December 27, 2010 at 5:04 am

    I absolutely love this idea! I think next year, I should start saving my money on gifts, and I should start making some!

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    ash.ast — December 6, 2011 at 1:14 pm

    It's almost a year later so you may not remember, but approximately how many jars could you fill with this recipe? I'm just trying to figure out how many times I will need to multiply the ingredients.

    Thanks!

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