A great, easy treat that’s both hot and comforting is a good old fashioned homemade hot cocoa drink with just 5 heaped teaspoons. It can be had over ice or combined with milk for a firmer drink. Some people like to add canned fruits to their cocoa mix, but the great news is, you can make hot cocoa any way you choose. Here are several different hot cocoa drink variations that you can try.
Simple Instructions You’ll only need Powdered Cream, Dark Chocolate and non-fat dry milk powder. Powdered Cream is the liquid found in the middle of the chocolate. Dark chocolate is what gives it its rich, dark color and flavor. Non-fat dry milk powder helps the cocoa powder melt into a smooth consistency. This means you won’t have to worry about it melting into a thick coating.
Better Than Ordinary Hot Cocoa A good DIY hot chocolate mix will have the right consistency and thickness. It will also have a smooth consistency and will be creamy without being oily. You will want to beat the mixture until it’s nearly in a paste form. You can do this by either using a mixer or a food processor. If you’re not sure which one to use, I would suggest using the blender. Blenders have a nice, sturdy metal casing that’ll protect you from the blades.
Nutritious As with many recipes, homemade hot cocoa is best made with natural, real cocoa. The richer your cocoa is, the more delicious it’ll taste. If you can find pure, natural cocoa, it’s even better. However, for those who can’t afford to go to the store to get real cocoa, there are many ways to make a delicious, homemade version that’s just as tasty as store-bought brands.
Fun And Easy Marshmallows This easy homemade hot cocoa mix is so popular it may even become a holiday tradition! You’ll need hot cocoa mix, mini candy canes (store bought or homemade) and marshmallows. Simply mix the two together and you have a batch of hot cocoa you can take to work or enjoy at home.
Homemade marshmallows are also a great option if you don’t like to mess with commercial marshmallows. They are relatively inexpensive and a lot of fun to make. Just mix together the mini candy canes and hot cocoa mix and pour over the top of the mini candy canes and you have a delicious treat. Marshmallows don’t even need to be a traditional shape; you can purchase different shapes from most stores or even make your own.