Homemade Hot Chocolate.

Hot-chocolate mix is a wintertime staple. A homemade version is delicious and natural — containing only cocoa, sugar, and salt — and especially economical compared with store-bought mixes.



3 1/2 cups sugar

2 1/4 cups cocoa

1 tablespoon table salt

Whole milk for serving


  1. Step 1

    In a large bowl, combine sugar, cocoa, and salt, and whisk to combine well. Store the mixture in an airtight container.

  1. Step 2

    For individual servings, pour 1 cup whole milk into a microwave-safe mug, and microwave on high just until hot. Add 2 tablespoons of cocoa mix, and stir to dissolve. For a larger batch of cocoa, warm the milk in a saucepan set over medium-low heat, taking care not to let the milk boil; as it warms, stir in 2 tablespoons of mix for each cup of milk.

Source via Martha Stewart Kids, Holiday Cook | Martha Stewart



Warming Winter Beverages.

This is one of my favorite warming winter beverages. When cold weather hits, warm yourself with this delicious spiced hot chocolate.











All you need is :


  • 4 cups prepared hot cocoa with 2% milk or almond milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
  • 4 cinnamon sticks


  1. Combine cocoa, nutmeg and chili powder. Pour into mugs and serve with a cinnamon stick.

4 servings

Active Time: 5 minutes

Total Time: 5 minutes

This spiced hot chocolate will keep you warm. Do you have a favorite warming winter beverage ? I would love to hear from you.