Nothing says winter comfort like a big mug of hot chocolate overflowing with tiny marshmallows. Although, sometimes hot chocolate packets can be a bit disappointing. They lack the right flavor and freshness that really makes a cup of hot chocolate.
Where’s the compromise between instant mixes and hot chocolate with flavor? In making our own supply of instant mix. Instead of heading to the baking cabinet each time we want a cup, we can premix quality ingredients (with plenty of chocolate) and have a supply ready to go at any time. No packets required.
This recipe does not include powdered milk, so instead of mixing with water, you can mix with your favorite dairy or non-dairy milk.
This recipe is adapted from the Smitten Kitchen, and was adapted from Cook’s Illustrated. The result is dark, chocolatey, and not very sweet. You may want to add more sugar if you like a sweeter hot chocolate, but when topped with marshmallows we think you’ll find it sweet enough. The addition of corn starch may seem odd, but it helps the mix more easily dissolve into liquid.