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The Best Homemade Hot Chocolate Recipe

Apr 18, 2008
Remember when you were a kid and came inside from a cold winter's day and wrapped your hands around that warm steaming mug of hot chocolate? Hot chocolate is a delectable treat, no matter if it is ordered pre-made from a coffee shop, made from a mix, or made from scratch. However, using your own recipe for homemade hot chocolate produces a beverage with so much more meaning.

The Advantages Of Making Hot Chocolate From Scratch

Using your own recipe for homemade hot chocolate produces results that are superior to both using a mix and ordering a cup of hot chocolate from a coffee shop. It can be healthier because you can control the sugar content and you can use fresh ingredients. Making the beverage from scratch is both quick and easy, anyone can make homemade hot chocolate.

Additionally, there are many recipes for homemade hot chocolate out there, and they allow the consumer to customize the beverage to fit their needs. You can vary the type and amount of ingredients to make a cup of hot chocolate that tastes just the way you like it. You can also get creative and make some unique variations of hot cocoa.

Making The Mix, A Recipe For Homemade Hot Chocolate

To make homemade hot chocolate, there are only a few basic ingredients that are needed. These ingredients include:
* 2 cups of powdered natural sugar
* 1 cup of organic cocoa
* 2 1/2 cups of organic powdered milk
* 1 teaspoon of organic sea salt
* 2 teaspoons of cornstarch
* 1 pinch of cayenne pepper
* Hot water, or organic milk

The steps you need to follow to make homemade hot chocolate from a recipe are very simple. All you have to do is combine all the ingredients into a bowl and mix evenly. Then, heat four to six cups of water, or use milk if you desire. Take a mug and fill it halfway full with the mixture, and pour the hot water on top. Stir and enjoy!

One thing that is great about making homemade hot chocolate using a recipe is that the leftover mix can easily be stored for another day. Simply store the hot chocolate mix in an airtight container, and it can be stored indefinitely.

Homemade hot chocolate made from a recipe also makes a great gift during the holiday season. Just place the hot chocolate mixture in a decorated jar or container, and use ribbon to tie a copy of the recipe to the lid of the jar. Anybody is sure to appreciate being the recipient of such a thoughtful gift.

As stated above, feel free to make any of your own adjustments to the above recipe as desired. Add whip cream, mix in some coffee, honey etc. Simply put make it how you like it and enjoy. You will be sure to put smiles on the faces of anybody who is cold.
About the Author
Brue M. Baker, is an expert on natural health and fitness who has helped people from across the world sky-rocket their health and well-being. Rather than hitting your head against a wall trying to find unbiased health information let Brue take you by the hand and give you the best natural health information and resources on the web. Visit DietHealthAndFitness.com to learn more.
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