There is one thing that summer and winter have in common ~ Hot Cocoa. Convenience has produced a powdered mix that travels easily. As much as I prefer hot apple cider, I also enjoy hot cocoa & knew that I needed to create a non-dairy powdered version. After reviewing several other recipes I came up with this version.
2 cups Confectioners’/Powdered Sugar
2 cups Cocoa Powder (if you want is more chocolaty, add additional cocoa powder)
2 cups Coconut Powdered Milk (I purchased powdered coconut milk, also on Amazon, just do a search)
2 tablespoons vanilla powder (I used Nielsen-Massey Madagascar Bourbon Pure Vanilla Powder, purchased on Amazon)
Combine powdered sugar, powdered milk & cocoa powder; eliminating any lumps. Store in a sealed container in the pantry.
(Powdered Coconut Milk: removing lumps, this can also be sifted to remove the lumps)
(Add powdered sugar, eliminating lumps as you go)
(and same for the cocoa powder)
(last, add in vanilla powder & mix thoroughly)
To use: to 6-8 hot water, add 2-4 heaping teaspoons or to taste.
For a deeper chocolate flavor, add some non-dairy chocolate chips & stir until melted.
Add marshmallows, if desired, or add crushed peppermint for mint chocolate.
If you don’t like coconut, you can also try powdered soy or powdered rice milk.
Do you like hot cocoa? Which milk would you choose; do you have a favorite chocolate flavor (coconut, mint, raspberry, etc)? Comment & let me know.