Oh Auckland weather you can be so fickle!
All of a sudden winter is here, we have had a glorious summer and now it is time to get out your winter coats, start wearing that extra layer and make yourself some hot cocoa mix to get you thru the cooler months.
I love the cooler months, rugging up before stepping out on a wild wet day, wholesome winter foods, sleeping to the sound of rain. I love it all.
This recipe is simple, dark chocolate, cocoa, sugar, vanilla powder and corn starch. Have you ever read what goes in to some commercial hot chocolate powders? Thickeners, loads of sugars and sweeteners, hydrogenated coconut oil, palm oil, gelatin, artificial flavors (?), sodium…..I do not want a hot cup of that!
The full recipe is below
125 grams dark chocolate chips
1 cup cocoa powder
1 cup raw sugar
3/4 cup caster sugar
2 Tbsp vanilla powder
1 Tbsp corn starch
Place all the ingredients into a food processor, pulse until combined and all the chocolate chips are blended thru.
Place the hot chocolate powder into a air tight container, store in a dark cupboard for 1 month.
Place 1 Tbsp of the powder into a cup, pour over boiling water and some milk.
My marshmallow thief!