Christmas is getting closer and closer! I’m having so much fun with the 12 Days of Christmas Blog Hop, the ideas are amazing. Today’s theme is Hot Cocoa Bar. Hot Chocolate is constantly being made in our house. Tasha loves warming almond milk on the stove with Hershey’s Syrup. O-Man has instant hot cocoa every morning while I have my coffee, especially now that we have a new instant hot in our kitchen. So, today I’m sharing my favorite homemade hot cocoa mix that is creamy and chocolaty and the perfect cocoa mix for any Hot Cocoa Bar!
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Hot Cocoa Mix
Keep a batch of this on hand in an airtight container to meet your chocolate cravings at any time.
In a bowl whisk together the following:
- 1 1/4 cup powdered milk (one packet if you get the box of 3 at Walmart)
- 1 cup powdered coffee creamer (try experimenting with different flavors!)
- 1 cup powdered sugar (add up to 1/2 cup more if you like it really sweet)
- 1 cup cocoa
- 2 teaspoons cornstarch (to prevent caking)
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 tablespoon cinnamon
Once it’s all mixed up nicely, stir in 1 cup of mini chocolate chips.
This can easily be doubled or even tripled! I keep the mix in a mason jar.
Just Add Water
Depending on the size of your mug, add 3-4 tablespoons of the mix to the bottom of your cup. Mix in hot water and enjoy!
The mini chocolate chips melt nicely in the hot water.
I’ve never actually done a hot cocoa bar! I may have to for our Christmas Eve party. If I do, I’ll put the mugs and hot cocoa mix between the coffee maker and the sink where we have our instant hot.
My sink is full of dishes at the moment… so this isn’t my sink…
But this is the model I have, both hot and cold. We didn’t get a water dispenser in our fridge because the massive size was more important to us. So this offers us filtered cool water all the time. And, of course, the instant hot water for tea, cocoa, oatmeal, and more.
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And, if you’re curious, check out my kitchen remodel, the instant hot is only one of the great features I added to my dream kitchen.
The tray shown in my pictures was a fun DIY project from leftover tiles. Find it here.