I ran out of hot cocoa mix ages ago and because it was the. best. summer. ever. I never bought any to replace it. And I shouldn’t really because homemade hot chocolate mix is so easy to whip up, just a little cocoa powder, a little sugar, pinch of salt and sift, stir into warm milk, done.
For fall though I thought I’d make it spicy and sumptuous by adding the favorite flavors of fall, cinnamon, cardamom, fresh nutmeg and a hint of cloves. This easy to put together Pumpkin Spice Hot Chocolate Mix hits the spot in smell and flavor on these now cool fall evenings. And because it’s made with real milk not milk powder you can make it vegan or allergy friendly with your choice of dairy alternatives. As an added bonus you can absolutely make this hot chocolate mix for a gift, in fact I highly recommend it!
Pumpkin Spice Hot Chocolate Mix
2/3 cup of Imperial Sugar, use vanilla sugar if you have it
2 TBSP Cocoa Powder
3/4 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp fresh grated nutmeg
pinch of ground ginger
pinch of ground cloves
pinch of salt
mix all ingredients
then 2-3 times to remove all lumps
store in an airtight container
to make hot chocolate
mix 1 1/2 TBSP Hot Chocolate Mix in 8 ounces of warmed milk
stir to combine
top with whipped cream if desired
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