How to Make Your Own Organic Hot Cocoa Mix

a cup of steaming hot cocoa with a cinnamon stick stirring it with a few pieces of chopped chocolate on a wooden background

If you’re looking for something warm and cozy to snuggle up with this holiday, why not make it a delicious cup of homemade organic hot cocoa?

The recipe for Organic Hot Cocoa Mix below takes just minutes to stir together, and stores easily to keep you warm all winter long. Just add a few tablespoons of the mixture to hot milk and you’re good to go.  This recipe doubles or even triples easily, so it makes a great gift for friends and neighbors. too.

Organic Hot Cocoa Mix

2 cups organic raw cacao (or cocoa) powder

1 cup Turbinado sugar

1/8 teaspoon salt

1/4 teaspoon vanilla powder

1/4 teaspoon Wild Oats Marketplace Organic Ground Cinnamon

Mix all together in a large bowl. Divide mixture and spoon into 2 glass jars, each with a tight fitting lid. Makes about 3 cups of the mix (about 12 servings)

To Make 1 Cup Hot Cocoa:

1 cup milk, almond milk or soy milk

3 tablespoons Organic Hot Cocoa Mix

Warm milk (or almond milk or soy milk) in a small pan over medium heat until hot.  Add 3 tablespoons of the Organic Hot Cocoa Mix to a mug, then pour hot milk over mixture.  Stir to combine.  Goes great with a touch of whipped cream on top.   Add coffee to the mix to create an organic cafe mocha. Also goes great with a splash of rum, bourbon, Kahlúa or Baileys Irish Cream, if you’re so inclined.


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