Best Homemade Cocoa

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.

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