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Offline 4myhoonie

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Hot Chocolate [Cocoa] Recipes
« on: October 26, 2006, 11:15:43 AM »
hi all! i am looking for a good recipe for powdered hot choc. mix.  i am looking to have a really big thing of hot water outside on trick or treat night, and mix powdered hot chocolate for the kids.  the recipes i have tried, my own kids thought were gross, but they are used to it made with real milk.  just wonderedif anyone had a good recipe!  thanks!
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Re: Hot Chocolate [Cocoa] Recipes
« Reply #1 on: October 26, 2006, 11:19:46 AM »
I made this for my family last year. Not even close to natural, but people enjoyed it. I thought about using different creamer flavors this year to make it more "gourmet."

HOMEMADE HOT COCOA MIX
2 1/2 c. non-fat dry milk powder
1 1/2 c. sugar
1/2 c. cocoa
1/2 c. non-dairy creamer
Mix and store in tightly covered container in a cool-dry place. Makes 5 cups mix. (20 servings)
For one serving, place 1/4 cup dry mix in cup and add six ounces boiling water. Stir well.

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Re: Hot Chocolate [Cocoa] Recipes
« Reply #2 on: October 26, 2006, 11:20:48 AM »
This is the recipie we use:

2 cups powdered milk
1/2 cup cocoa
1 cup sugar

mix together, use 1/4 cup per mug add 1 cup hot water, stir.  We also add a dollup of chocolate syrup.  I know it's not the most healthy thing going, but we like it.

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Re: Hot Chocolate [Cocoa] Recipes
« Reply #3 on: October 26, 2006, 11:45:08 AM »
Mine isn't healthy either but it sure taste great.  ;D

8 qt box powdered milk
11 oz powdered coffee creamer
1 lb Nestle Quick
1 lb box powdered sugar

Fill cup 1/3 full.

My SIL makes it without powdered sugar but I haven't tried that yet.  It makes a lot and I give mine away as Christmas gifts.
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Re: Hot Chocolate [Cocoa] Recipes
« Reply #4 on: October 26, 2006, 12:06:34 PM »
Mine isn't healthy either but it sure taste great.  ;D

8 qt box powdered milk
11 oz powdered coffee creamer
1 lb Nestle Quick
1 lb box powdered sugar

Fill cup 1/3 full.

My SIL makes it without powdered sugar but I haven't tried that yet.  It makes a lot and I give mine away as Christmas gifts.

so you put 1/3 of a cup in each mug and add hot water? 
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Re: Hot Chocolate [Cocoa] Recipes
« Reply #5 on: October 26, 2006, 12:28:12 PM »
Coffee creamer is some pretty nasty stuff.  Do you think you could substitue fruit pectin instead?  This is the ingredient in a frappacino clone.  This is the ingredient that makes it creamy and thick.
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Re: Hot Chocolate [Cocoa] Recipes
« Reply #6 on: October 26, 2006, 01:07:08 PM »
I nominate you to try it! We expect a full report  ;D

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Re: Hot Chocolate [Cocoa] Recipes
« Reply #7 on: October 26, 2006, 01:56:01 PM »
so you put 1/3 of a cup in each mug and add hot water? 

1/3 of a cup for a normal size mug.  If you use extra large mugs, I am guessing you would fill them 1/3 full.

I like the idea of substituting the coffee creamer.  What about the Nestle Quick?  I have never looked at the ingredients.  How bad is that stuff?
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Re: Hot Chocolate [Cocoa] Recipes
« Reply #8 on: September 14, 2007, 05:38:10 PM »
Anymore ideas on this? my kids have caught a whiff of fall in the air and are begging for hot cocoa. I don't really want to buy the envelope or other stuff.
   I'm going to try the Alton Brown recipie i think...he even has one for chocolate syrup.

2 cups powdered sugar
1 cup cocoa (Dutch-process preferred)
2 1/2 cups powdered milk
1 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons cornstarch
1 pinch cayenne pepper, or more to taste
Hot water

Combine all ingredients in a mixing bowl and incorporate evenly. In a small pot, heat 4 to 6 cups of water.

Fill your mug half full with the mixture and pour in hot water. Stir to combine. Seal the rest in an airtight container, keeps indefinitely in the pantry. This also works great with warm milk.

I'll let you guys know what the verdict is if you want.

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Re: Hot Chocolate [Cocoa] Recipes
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Re: Hot Chocolate [Cocoa] Recipes
« Reply #10 on: September 15, 2007, 05:05:07 AM »
Here is one we have made many times:

16 c. powdered dry milk
1/14 c. cocoa powder
5 c. sucanat
1/2 t. salt

Here is another:
RICH HOT COCOA MIX

2 C. POWDERED MILK
1/2 C. OVALTINE
1/2 C. POWDERED COFFEE CREAMER
1/2 C. SUCCANAT
1/2 TSP. SALT

both these recipies you put 1/3 c. and add hot water, yummy :D I know the powdered sugar is not good, but my alternate (box of hot cocoa mix) isn't a good choice either  :)  This I will take camping this week!

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Re: Hot Chocolate [Cocoa] Recipes
« Reply #11 on: September 15, 2007, 10:45:30 AM »
Here is one we have made many times:

16 c. powdered dry milk
1/14 c. cocoa powder
5 c. sucanat
1/2 t. salt

Here is another:
RICH HOT COCOA MIX

2 C. POWDERED MILK
1/2 C. OVALTINE
1/2 C. POWDERED COFFEE CREAMER
1/2 C. SUCCANAT
1/2 TSP. SALT

both these recipies you put 1/3 c. and add hot water, yummy :D I know the powdered sugar is not good, but my alternate (box of hot cocoa mix) isn't a good choice either  :)  This I will take camping this week!

Is it possible to get powdered coffee creamer without hydrogenated oil and/or casein? Or liquid without casein?
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Re: Hot Chocolate [Cocoa] Recipes
« Reply #12 on: September 15, 2007, 11:43:04 AM »
I'm really not sure about that?  I will look at our local healthfood store and check-it out  ;)

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Re: Hot Chocolate [Cocoa] Recipes
« Reply #13 on: September 17, 2007, 02:58:13 PM »
Like, Florida?    ;)

Sounds like fun!

I was feeling a nip in the air today and came here for some good hot chocolate recipes - thanks, gals!

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1 can coconut milk
1 cup water
2 TBSP. cocoa(I used an organic pre-mixed hot cocoa)
1 tsp. vanilla extract
2 TBSP maple syrup(or to taste)
3/4 tsp. dolomite powder(optional...this ingredient actually makes you sleepy!!!)

Bring all ingredients to a very warm state and enjoy.

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Re: Hot Chocolate [Cocoa] Recipes
« Reply #14 on: September 18, 2007, 02:14:22 AM »
Coffee creamer is some pretty nasty stuff.  Do you think you could substitue fruit pectin instead?  This is the ingredient in a frappacino clone.  This is the ingredient that makes it creamy and thick.

HB or anyone else - has anyone tried this yet? It sounds like an interesting idea. And what kind of fruit pectin did you use? Thanks!  :)
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« Reply #15 on: September 18, 2007, 02:46:20 AM »
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Like, Florida?    ;)

Sounds like fun!


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Re: Hot Chocolate [Cocoa] Recipes
« Reply #16 on: September 18, 2007, 06:50:55 AM »
  I make a simple hot chocolate by mixing a little water, some carob and some sweetener, like maple syrup, agave, sucanat or honey, simmer the sauce a little and then add milk. My kids love it and i like to add some coconut oil and a little vanilla. Stir with cinnamon sticks.

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Re: Hot Chocolate [Cocoa] Recipes
« Reply #17 on: September 18, 2007, 08:55:11 PM »
ummmm and if you don't have/like carob can i just do chocolate chips? or cocoa powder better? i talk like my kids!!

BUT otherwise that simple one sounds wonderful!!

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Re: Hot Chocolate [Cocoa] Recipes
« Reply #18 on: September 19, 2007, 01:15:09 AM »
  Yes, you can use cocoa or chips, whatever strikes your fancy.

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Re: Hot Chocolate [Cocoa] Recipes
« Reply #19 on: November 01, 2007, 03:20:53 PM »
Found this recipie that uses whole CHOCOLATE instead of powder...i remember seeing it on Barefoot Contessa on Food Network....think i'm gonna give it a whirl...going to TJ to buy some chunks of chocolate....

2 1/2 cups whole milk
2 cups half-and-half
4 ounces bittersweet chocolate, chopped
4 ounces milk chocolate, chopped
1 tablespoon sugar
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1 teaspoon instant espresso or coffee powder
4 to 5 vanilla beans or cinnamon sticks, for garnish

Heat the milk and half-and-half in a saucepan on medium heat to just below the simmering point. Remove the pan from the heat and add both chocolates. When the chocolates are melted, add the sugar, vanilla extract, and espresso and whisk vigorously. Reheat gently and serve immediately. Use a vanilla bean or cinnamon stick to garnish each serving.

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Re: Hot Chocolate [Cocoa] Recipes
« Reply #20 on: November 01, 2007, 05:16:58 PM »
Ok, so this isn't JUST hot cocoa mix, but I have a question about instant coffee.

We've always added instant coffee, dry non dairy creamer, sugar, cinnamon and nutmeg to our hot cocoa mix.

So now that I know how bad the creamer is, what about the instant coffee? Is it bad too? I sure love my Spiced Mocha Mix and would hate to give it up this year, but what are my options?

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Re: Hot Chocolate [Cocoa] Recipes
« Reply #21 on: November 01, 2007, 05:22:25 PM »
hey can i have that recipe? ;D

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Re: Hot Chocolate [Cocoa] Recipes
« Reply #22 on: November 01, 2007, 05:38:39 PM »
Me?
Sure.

Spiced Mocha Mix
1 c. dry non dairy creamer (dunno why non dairy matters... if it does)
1 c. dry hot cocoa mix
2/3 c. instant coffee
1/2 c. sugar (granulated)
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp nutmeg

Mix it all together. Store in airtight container (or baggies) in pantry.
Add 3-4 tsp per cup of boiling water.

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« Reply #23 on: November 01, 2007, 05:46:53 PM »
Me?
Sure.

Spiced Mocha Mix
1 c. dry non dairy creamer (dunno why non dairy matters... if it does)
1 c. dry hot cocoa mix
2/3 c. instant coffee
1/2 c. sugar (granulated)
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp nutmeg

Mix it all together. Store in airtight container (or baggies) in pantry.
Add 3-4 tsp per cup of boiling water.

~Elif

i was thinking that since this sounds good, but i tend to stay away from non dairy creamer, why couldn't a person just add 1/2 and 1/2 to the cup after mixing with the hot water?  it would still hopefully be creamy and yummy!  who's gonna try it?
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Re: Hot Chocolate [Cocoa] Recipes
« Reply #24 on: November 01, 2007, 05:52:45 PM »
Ok, I'll try that or cream (see creamer thread  ::)).
What about the instant coffee? I haven't got any in the pantry right now so I can't look at the ingredients list. Anyone know about this stuff?
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Re: Hot Chocolate [Cocoa] Recipes
« Reply #25 on: November 01, 2007, 08:28:21 PM »
Anymore ideas on this? my kids have caught a whiff of fall in the air and are begging for hot cocoa. I don't really want to buy the envelope or other stuff.
   I'm going to try the Alton Brown recipie i think...he even has one for chocolate syrup.

2 cups powdered sugar
1 cup cocoa (Dutch-process preferred)
2 1/2 cups powdered milk
1 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons cornstarch
1 pinch cayenne pepper, or more to taste
Hot water

Combine all ingredients in a mixing bowl and incorporate evenly. In a small pot, heat 4 to 6 cups of water.

Fill your mug half full with the mixture and pour in hot water. Stir to combine. Seal the rest in an airtight container, keeps indefinitely in the pantry. This also works great with warm milk.

I'll let you guys know what the verdict is if you want.

kittyninja

kittyninja,
Have you tried this one yet? 

I was hoping you would be the guinea pig.... umm, I mean, tester  :D

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Re: Hot Chocolate [Cocoa] Recipes
« Reply #26 on: November 02, 2007, 12:11:25 AM »
These all sound YUMMY!

We noticed that we had bed-wetting after powdered hot chocolate mixes.  So...we've been using the Vita-Mix to blend up raw milk, cocoa, cinnamon and maple syrup...then I heat it gently on the stove.  No problems w/ that.  :)

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Re: Hot Chocolate [Cocoa] Recipes
« Reply #27 on: November 02, 2007, 04:29:54 AM »
From www.drbenkim.com (plus lots of other yummy recipes):

Hot Chocolate Smoothie

Ingredients:

3/4 cup hot chocolate made by mixing 3/4 cup hot water and 2-3 teaspoons of raw, organic chocolate powder
1 ripe banana
Small pinch grated nutmeg
Small pinch ground cinnamon
2 teaspoons honey (optional)

Directions:

Combine all ingredients in a good blender and process into a hot chocolate smoothie.

Enjoy this warm and soothing hot chocolate drink.

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Re: Hot Chocolate [Cocoa] Recipes
« Reply #28 on: November 02, 2007, 04:31:09 AM »
Guar gum can be used as a thickener, BTW.

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Re: Hot Chocolate [Cocoa] Recipes
« Reply #29 on: November 02, 2007, 04:46:22 AM »
Thanks, DHW!  That looks good...milk-free, too.  Hmmm.  I wonder if xanthan gun is a good thickener option?