.dark chocolate hot cocoa.


In the Deep South, we rarely experience real winter weather.  We sometimes experience ice or freezing rain, but a good and proper snow is often something we must simply do without.  Nothing is quite as cozy as a hot cup of cocoa loaded with marshmallows.  As I’ve aged, I’ve come to appreciate the decadence of sinfully dark chocolate and Alton’s Brown’s hot chocolate base is the perfect vehicle for the bittersweet richness of quality dark cocoa.

This recipe yields 5 1/2 cups of dry mix.

2 cups of powdered sugar

1 cup of quality dark cocoa

2 1/2 cups of powdered milk

1 teaspoon of salt

2 teaspoons of cornstarch

1 pinch of cayenne

Mix all ingredients well {using a fork} and seal in an airtight container.  To make a cup of cocoa, simple add a few tablespoons of the dry mix with hot water or warm milk.  Mix well and enjoy!


Sister C

The original recipe from Alton Brown.

Homemade marshmallows {they’re worth the hassle}.




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