Hot Chocolate Drink Base

Give the gift of chocolate with this delicious homemade hot chocolate mix. Don't forget to offer this mason jar hot chocolate gift with serving directions so it's easy to mix up a serving (or several).

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  • Makes: 12 servings
  • Serving Size: 1/3 cup
  • Makes: 4 cups
  • Prep: 20 mins
  • Cook: 10 mins

Hot Chocolate Drink Base

Directions

  1. In a heavy medium saucepan combine the cocoa powder and brown sugar. Add the whipping cream; stir gently to combine (should be a thick, stiff mixture). Add the milk chocolate pieces, corn syrup, and butter. Heat and stir over low heat about 10 minutes or until butter melts and the mixture is glossy and smooth.
  2. Remove from heat. Stir in vanilla. Cool completely. Spoon hot chocolate mix into glass container; cover. Store in the refrigerator. Include serving directions with gift.

From the Test Kitchen

TO SERVE:

For one serving, stir 1/3 cup drink mix into 1 cup hot milk. Chilled Hot Chocolate Drink Mix also makes a great fudgy ice cream topper.

MAKE-AHEAD DIRECTIONS:

Store in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks.

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Nutrition Facts (Hot Chocolate Drink Base)

  • Per serving:
  • 484 kcal ,
  • 34 g fat
  • (21 g sat. fat ,
  • 1 g polyunsaturated fat ,
  • 9 g monounsaturated fat ),
  • 98 mg chol. ,
  • 173 mg sodium ,
  • 39 g carb. ,
  • 3 g fiber ,
  • 31 g sugar ,
  • 11 g pro.

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