recipe

After you try this hot cocoa, you’ll never open a packet of mix again!

safety
  • Uses the microwave
difficulty
  • Beginner
time
  • 10 minutes
yield
  • Serves 10 (Makes 3½ cups mix)

Prepare Ingredients

1½ cups
nonfat dry milk powder
1 cup
confectioners' (powdered) sugar
¾ cup
Dutch-processed cocoa powder
¾ cup
white chocolate chips
⅛ teaspoon
salt
1 cup
milk (per serving)
Whipped cream (optional)
Mini marshmallows (optional)

Gather Cooking Equipment

Food processor
Rubber spatula
Airtight storage container
⅓-cup dry measuring cup
1
large mug (per serving)
Liquid measuring cup
Oven mitts
Spoon
1
 
1½ cups
nonfat dry milk powder
1 cup
confectioners' (powdered) sugar
¾ cup
Dutch-processed cocoa powder
¾ cup
white chocolate chips
⅛ teaspoon
salt

Add milk powder, confectioners’ sugar, cocoa powder, chocolate chips, and salt to food processor. Lock lid into place. Hold down pulse button for 1 second, then release. Repeat until chocolate chips are finely ground, about ten 1-second pulses.

The hot cocoa mix is ready when the chocolate chips are finely ground.

 
2
 

Remove lid and carefully remove processor blade (ask an adult for help). Use rubber spatula to transfer cocoa mix to airtight storage container. (Cocoa mix can be stored at room temperature for up to 3 months.)

 
3
 
1 cup
milk (per serving)
Whipped cream (optional)
Mini marshmallows (optional)

To make hot cocoa: Use ⅓-cup dry measuring cup to scoop ⅓ cup cocoa mix into large mug. Pour 1 cup milk into mug. Heat in microwave until hot, about 2 minutes. Use oven mitts to remove mug from microwave. Stir with spoon until well combined. Top with whipped cream or mini marshmallows (if using).

Make it your way: Top your hot cocoa with whipped cream or mini marshmallows, or enjoy it plain!