We closed our pool yesterday, just in time for the drizzle to start. Feeling cold, I went inside for the first hot cocoa of the year. I used my new mugs that I just bought at the Big E from Bear Hills Pottery in Newtown, CT. I like to make my own mix; usually I put in the extra dark cocoa but alas, none was found in the cupboard. I had to make do with regular cocoa powder. Here’s how I do it:
Anna’s Hot Chocolate Mix
1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder (I prefer Hershey’s dark)
1/3 cup sugar
1/3 cup powdered milk (nonfat)
1 tsp. powdered vanilla (yes, there IS such a thing!)
pinch salt (heightens flavor)
Mix all together and store.
To use: I nuke 1 cup water and add 2 generous tablespoons of mix.
Stir and enjoy!