Nothing says comfort like a steaming mug of hot chocolate warming your fingers, face, and belly. Here is my go-to recipe for homemade cocoa mix, with a little decadence for fuel and indulgence.
2 cups powdered sugar
1 cup cocoa powder
1 1/2 cups powdered milk
1 teaspoon sea salt
2 teaspoons cornstarch
1/2 teaspoon vanilla powder
Pinch of chili powder
Chocolate hazelnut spread or smooth nut butter
Directions: Combine all dry ingredients in a jar or waterproof container and shake to mix. Add 3-4 heaping spoonfuls of the mix, along with a dollop of the spread or nut butter, to a 10 to 12-ounce mug. Pour hot water, just off boil, over the top. Stir until smooth, top with a toasted marshmallow, and enjoy!
Tips: Add a packet of instant specialty coffee to the mix for a quick, sumptuous mocha. Mix your drink in a French press and pump the press to create a frothy head.