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Homemade Hot Cocoa - Poet in the Pantry

Homemade Hot Cocoa Mix

Carrie @ poet in the pantry
Prep Time 10 mins
Total Time 10 mins
Servings 1 pint hot cocoa mix


  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 4 ounces bittersweet chocolate chopped rough
  • 1/2 cup cocoa powder preferably Dutched or a blend of natural and Dutched cocoa
  • 1 Tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon fine sea salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper


  • In a food processor, combine the ingredients and process in pulses until it's a fine powder, about 30-60 seconds.
  • Transfer to an airtight container for storage.
  • When ready to enjoy, heat 8 ounces of your milk of choice (dairy, coconut, almond, etc.) in a saucepan on the stove over medium-low heat or in the microwave in 45-second bursts and add to it 3 Tablespoons of the cocoa mix. Stir until dissolved and enjoy!


Hot Cocoa Mix will keep in an airtight container stored in a cool place, out of the sun, for up to 3 months.