Instant hot cocoa mix is a life saver. What can I say? I love my traditional hot cocoa recipe and all the variations but sometimes you just need a nice mix on hand.
A real foodie using an instant mix? Yup. 🙂 I don’t like using powdered milk because of the negative health benefits but when you use powdered coconut milk that’s a whole other story to save for a post next year. I used to LOVE instant hot cocoa, it was our Friday day night treat in the winter growing up. It came on every camping trip and was a staple on youth group missions trips where I would add two bags to every small styrofoam cups.
Now I can’t stand the stuff. It tastes so weak and fake.
Let’s say I’ve progressed a
bit LOT! I came up with a dairy-free mix last year but you have to add it to milk. (It’s still AMAZING to have on hand I might add…) what I really wanted was a mix that could be added to hot water and you were good to go.
This mix is easy to whip up for a simple gift. Pour the mix in a glass jar, tie a ribbon around it and you have an awesome gift! If you want you can add a fun spoon and a note on how to use it. Personally, I think how strong you like your cocoa is different for each individual so I just hand them a jar and tell them to mix in as much as they want until it tastes right. 😉 I think 2 1/2 teaspoons is perfect but that’s just me…
Note: I use Wilderness Family’s powdered coconut milk. There is a very slight amount of casein in the mix. I have heard of other people finding 100% dairy-free powdered coconut milk on Amazon which is why I labeled the post as such.
Other Hot Cocoa Drinks:
- Double Chocolate Dairy-free Hot Cocoa Mix
- Coconut Milk Mexican Hot Cocoa
- Creamy Coconut Milk Hot Cocoa
- Raspberry Hot Cocoa
- Peppermint Hot Cocoa
- Homemade Coconut Milk Hot Cocoa
- Nourishing Classic Hot Cocoa
- Frothy Real Food Hot Cocoa
- Mexican Hot Cocoa
Dairy Free Instant Hot Cocoa Mix
- 1 cup cocoa powder
- 1 cup powdered coconut milk
- 1/2 cup coconut sugar (or other unrefined sugar)
- 1/4 teaspoon unrefined salt
- Add the cocoa powder, powdered coconut milk and sugar to a jar, screwing the lid on tightly.
- Shake until mixed.
- Add 1 to 3 TBS of mix to a cup of hot water. Mix until smooth.
Where do you find dried coconut milk? the closest thing I’ve been able to find is powdered coconut cream at the International store but I don’t want all the junk that comes in it.
Katie Mae Stanley
On Amazon. There is a link in the post.