Thursday, December 3, 2009

Ho-Ho-Hot Chocolate

I had never thought of making my own hot chocolate mix before. Which is crazy as I love the spiced hot chocolates that come out at Christmas time and have panic-bought loads of packets in the past so that I have enough to take me through January!

This is so easy as to almost not be a recipe. You do need a food processor to make it otherwise the chocolate would be a nightmare to grind finely enough.


150g good-quality 70% cocoa chocolate
125g Green and Blacks cocoa powder
140g granulated sugar
1 1/2 tbsp cinnamon
1 1/2 tbsp pure vanilla extract
1 tsp ground nutmeg
1/2 tsp ground clove

Break up the chocolate into individual squares.

Place all ingredients in a food processor fitted with a metal blade and process until mixture is powdery.

Be careful not to overprocess as the mixture will get hot and begin to melt!

Store in an airtight container for up to 6 months.
To turn it into hot chocolate, add 2 tbsp of the mix to a mug of hot milk.

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