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Homemade Hot Chocolate Mix Recipe

Homemade Hot Chocolate Mix Recipe
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6 ounces moderately toasted sugar

5 ounces white chocolate, 30 to 35% cocoa butter

4 ounces dark chocolate, 75 to 80% cocoa solids

3 ounces Cacao Barry Extra Brute

2 ounces malted milk powder, such as Carnation or Hoosier Hill Farm

1 teaspoon instant espresso powder, not ground coffee, such as King Arthur

1 teaspoon Diamond Crystal kosher salt; for table salt, use about half as much by volume or the same weight

1/2 teaspoon pure, ground vanilla bean powder, such as Heilala, or 1 leftover vanilla pod; see note for more details


In the bowl of a food processor, combine toasted sugar, white chocolate, dark chocolate, Dutch cocoa, malted milk powder, instant espresso, salt, and vanilla powder . Pulse until chocolate is fully ground and mixture looks powdery and dry. Transfer to airtight container and add the leftover vanilla bean pod . Store at cool room temperature up until the date stamped on the package of white chocolate. To use, stir about 1 ounce of the mix into 6 ounces hot milk. Season to taste with additional salt or vanilla, and serve hot.