This post is Part Deux of this on Homemade Peppermint Marshmallows. I realized it was waaaaay too much information to have on one post – thereby the need to split it. But no worries, you musn’t wait long for the Hot Cocoa Mix or Hot Chocolate Mix – whatever you prefer to call this.
This Chocolate-in-a-Cup is great to give as gifts in pretty jars. No better way to show your love than to gift them with nutrient-dense, high-powered treat in a jar.
Let’s look at what actually goes inside this mix before we get to the second phase:
Mineral-rich coconut sugar. √
Fair-trade cocoa powder. √
Real gelatin from pastured cattle. √
Real salt to boost that chocolatey goodness. √
I mean this stuff is not only super good but super good FOR you! And that’s just the actual mix that you would be keeping in a jar.
When this is premixed, it’s much easier to just combine with water, butter and milk and pour in a cute mug for consumption. Now, I suppose, you could completely replace the sugar with honey or maple syrup and I have those substitions in the recipe card, but I appreciate the ease and convenience of having most of the ingredients all ready to go. Besides, if you’re going to use this as a gift, you most certainly want the sugar included already. It’s rude otherwise. 🙂
I’m not sure what’s the better ingredient here: the mineral-rich gelatin or the pastured butter or the creamy raw milk. I tell you, this (like so many other recipes here) are deemed SUPERFOODS. And because of this, it is totally okay to come back for seconds. Or thirds. Or just have it for dinner and call it a day!
Toss in some of those peppermint marshmallows and you’re all set to enjoy those Christmas movies. If you’re really ambitious, light up that fireplace and pretend it’s not Tuesday.
- Combine the first 4 ingredients. Keep in a jar. Double, triple the recipe as needed.
- In a small saucepan, add 4 tablespoons of cocoa mix to hot water and butter. Set on medium heat and bring to boil, stirring often.
- Add milk and bring it to desired temperature being careful not to scald the milk, especially if it's raw.
- Take off heat, you may use Handheld Battery Operated Milk Frother or something similar to make foam.
- Pour in a mug and top with marshmallows.
- *Honey or maple syrup may be substituted for sugar. Use same amount of honey/syrup as sugar, but use only 2T of water for every ¼ cup of honey or maple syrup. And reduce the mix by 1 tablespoon. (For example, in a saucepan, add ¼c of honey, 2T of water with 3T of mix and 1T butter, bring to boil then proceed with the rest of the directions )
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