Homemade Hot Chocolate

1 cup of hot chocolate = 1 tbsp cocoa powder + 1 tbsp sugar


Yesterday we were the 2nd coldest place on Earth, behind the South Pole.  Wow!  If there is ever a time to have hot chocolate it is now.  Get out your apron and let’s get creating!

I never have mix here, and I don’t buy the chocolate syrop.  I have this thing with corn syrop and additives in my food, so I don’t buy hot chocolate.  But I recently discovered that you can make your own mix with 2 ingredients:  cocoa and sugar.

You can make 1 cup of hot chocolate with 1 tbsp cocoa powder and 1 tbsp sugar.  

Seriously, why have I never tried this before?

Make a jar and put it in your pantry for days like today – just equal parts sugar to cocoa powder. Don’t forget to shake the jar to mix it all up. Then add milk, and heat in a saucepan on your stove, or put it in the microwave for about 1 minute.  That simple.  Simple ingredients.  So yummy!


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  • Reply Lori November 24, 2010 at 9:44 PM

    What a great post, Jo-Anna! So helpful are you!

    I really love your blog and check it out everyday. You are so multitalented. Love it.

    Stay warm!

  • Reply Jo-Anna November 25, 2010 at 2:30 AM

    Thanks Lori! You are so nice! I really enjoy this blog!

  • Reply Kay June 26, 2012 at 4:41 PM

    I’ve been doing it this for a few months now. At first I did what you did with the one tablespoon cocoa and the one tablespoon sugar. I now just skip the sweetener and add one scoop of Kal Stevia. It is calorie free but it is natural. It doesn’t harm the body like the artificial sweeteners do.

    • Reply A Pretty Life in the Suburbs June 26, 2012 at 5:55 PM

      Oh that sounds very interesting! I’ve never used Kal Stevia before…I just might have to try it!

  • Reply Bethany November 9, 2012 at 2:15 PM

    I think just microwaving chocolate milk makes a great hot chocolate as well…that is if you have it on hand! 🙂 Love all the tips and recipes on your blog!

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  • Reply RaVae Erickson January 28, 2013 at 12:48 PM

    AHHHH!!!!!! FINALLY an EASY delicious (looks delicious anyway) way to replace those stupid hot chocolate packets! 🙂 And now I want some and can’t have any because I am at work….tonight you are MINE delicious looking hot chocolate!

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