Homemade Hot Cocoa Mix Recipe

Make this homemade Hot Cocoa Mix Recipe for yourself or to give as an edible gift. This DIY cocoa mix makes the perfect sweet, chocolate beverage to drink on chilly winter nights!

Make this homemade Hot Cocoa Mix Recipe for yourself or to give as an edible gift. This DIY cocoa mix makes the perfect sweet, chocolate beverage to drink on chilly winter nights!

This is a bitter sweet post. My fellow food bloggers and I are coming together to honor a truly wonderful gal, Joan, the creator of Chocolate, Chocolate and More! Last week she unexpectedly passed away of a heart attack at age 49.

I was lucky enough to spend time with Joan on a Caribbean cruise last January (she is the tall blonde in the floppy hat in the photo below). Joan was the type of person that you could meet and immediately feel like you’d been friends for years. She definitely had the gift of gab and had a way of making you feel welcome.

#ChocolateForJoan

She had a sweet southern drawl and larger than life joyful laugh that could be heard a mile away!

And she LOVED her chocolate {obviously}! She spent the entire week searching for an amazing chocolate dessert on the cruise, without luck. We spent a few hours at the airport waiting for our flights home and decided to check out the airport restaurant. Joan ordered 4 triple chocolate mousse shots and to our surprise they were Amazing! We were so tickled that after a week long search she found her luscious chocolate dessert at the airport!

Joan was also known for keeping a package of hot cocoa powder in her purse to add to her coffee. So this Homemade Hot Cocoa Mix Recipe is my way of remembering such a sweet, chocolaty gal! Oh, she also liked her Kahlua, so I made a special mug of Spiked Hot Cocoa for her.

Here’s to you, Joan. May it rain down chocolate chips in heaven.

Make this homemade Hot Cocoa Mix Recipe for yourself or to give as an edible gift. This DIY cocoa mix makes the perfect sweet, chocolate beverage to drink on chilly winter nights! Spike it with Kahlua for the ultimate adult dessert!

Joan left behind three young kids that she was absolutely devoted to. Please visit her CC&More Facebook page and her blog, Chocolate, Chocolate and More! as a way to show support.

Have some chocolate today for Joan . . . and it just so happens to be National Chocolate Day {Joan’s Favorite Day!} For more chocolate recipes created for Joan, check out the hashtags: #ChocolateForJoan and #ChocolateEveryDamnDay on social media.

Joan Chocolate, Chocolate and More!

Photo Credit: Shanna Schad

Make this homemade Hot Cocoa Mix Recipe for yourself or to give as an edible gift. This DIY cocoa mix makes the perfect sweet, chocolate beverage to drink on chilly winter nights! Spike it with Kahlua for the ultimate adult dessert!

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Homemade Hot Cocoa Mix
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Ingredients
  1. 1 Cup Unsweetened Cocoa Powder
  2. 1½ Cups Powdered Sugar
  3. 1 Cup Dry Milk Powder
  4. 1/2 teaspoon Sea Salt
  5. 1/2 Cup Dark Chocolate Chips
Instructions
  1. Combine all ingredients in food processor.
  2. Process until chocolate chips are finely chopped. (3-4 minutes)
  3. Transfer to airtight container for storage.
  4. *optional: mix in 1 cup mini marshmallow bits*
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Comments

  1. This is absolutely perfect, Nicole! I’d forgotten about her “just in case” packets of cocoa for her coffee. I’m glad we were all able to spend so much time together this year.

    • Nicole Harris says:

      Thanks Mary! That cruise was so much fun! I’m glad I was able to meet you gals in person. 🙂

  2. This hot cocoa mix looks luscious. How do I prepare a mug of goodness? Mix with water or milk? How much?

    Tip of the mug to Joan. I am a reader, not a blogger, so I never had the pleasure of knowing her. Joan’s positive spirit always showed through her posts. She will be missed.

    • Nicole Harris says:

      Thanks Sheri! I always make hot cocoa with milk but you could use water in a pinch. The amount is a matter of preference, I use 4-5 Tablespoons per mug because I like it extra chocolaty! And yes, Joan will most definitely be missed by so many. Thanks for visiting and commenting 🙂

  3. Nicole what a fitting tribute for an amazing lady who was taken from us too soon. Hot Chocolate helps make the world go round xoxo

    • Nicole Harris says:

      Absolutely! I don’t know if I can ever make a chocolate recipe without thinking about her again.

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