Devilishly Delish Sipping Chocolate

Woke up this morning craving hot cocoa for breakfast -- problem, not a single package of cocoa mix in the house. Where there's a will there's a way and a quick look through the cabinets found everything I needed to stir up a batch of homemade cocoa mix. In no time I was happily sipping away.

Adding the usual whipped cream or mini-marshmallows makes a nice finish. But a dollop of cold frothed milk with a swirl of old fashioned chocolate syrup is the final fantasy for hot cocoa lovers. A cold milk frother will run about twenty dollars at any specialty kitchen shop. Just one sip of hot cocoa or coffee coming through a cold cloud of fluffy frothed low-fat milk will make you wonder how you ever got by without it.

The secret to my homemade m
ix is the addition of chili powder. Measure carefully. Just the right amount will enhance the chocolate flavor of your drink to downright sinful but too much will give new meaning to hot cocoa!

2 cups nonfat dry milk powder
3/4 cup sugar
1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa
1/2 cup mini semisweet chocolate chips
1/2 cup powdered nondairy creamer
1/4 teaspoon chili powder
Dash of salt

Add all of the ingredients into a large mixing bowl. Whisk until it's all evenly blended. Store the mix in a tightly covered container at room temperature. Makes about 4 cups of mix. Spoon 3 or 4 rounded teaspoons of the cocoa mix into each cup. Add boiling water and stir vigorously. The mini chips will melt away making the drink extra rich and chocolaty.


  1. Certainly the most elegant cocoa I've ever seen!

  2. And in my favorite mug from LL Bean! Now that I have discovered how to the cuisine feature on my digital camera, I hope my pics will improve.

  3. oh yum. you and those chilis. are you a fan of or have you tried "mole?"

  4. I do love mole sauce and I have a favorite recipe, too!


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