Happy happy Tuesday friends!
You may be thinking, “it’s finals season, what the heck is Sarah doing blogging right now? Shouldn’t she be sitting in a library with her nose buried in her books?” Well, yes and no. I’m not the sort of student to camp out in the library or sacrifice healthy habits for my grades—I take frequent study breaks to go to the gym, hang out with friends and cook. So during some of my study breaks I have been working on a few new recipes for this holiday season!
I’m kicking off my Holiday Series today with this DIY Hot Chocolate Mix, which would make the perfect gift for neighbors and friends.
Over the next few weeks I’ll be posting a recipe every other day (don’t kill me if I fall behind though!) My goal is for the recipes to be pretty much holiday agnostic, meaning they would be appropriate for your table no matter if you’re celebrating Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, New Years, or any other winter holiday! Granted some recipes will be traditionally more tied to one holiday over another, but who says you can’t eat Gingerbread alongside your latkes?!
A few recipes I feature will be throwbacks from a few months or years ago on my blog, but a lot of them will be new! So check back regularly for the latest in my Holiday Recipe Series
Okay enough chit chat, who wants some hot chocolate?!
- 5 Tbsp coconut sugar
- 5 Tbsp cocoa powder
- ½-1 C coconut milk powder** (which I also found at Whole Foods)
- pinch of salt
- optional: 2-3 Tbsp finely chopped dark chocolate for a richer hot chocolate
- Put all of the ingredients in a jar. Real tough, huh? I left the mix layered for more aesthetic photos but obviously you should shake it up before using it :)
- When you're ready to make the hot chocolate: If using hot water, stir ¼-1/3 cup of the mix into 14-16 ounces of hot water. If using warmed milk, stir 3 Tbsp of the mix into 14-16 ounces of warmed milk.
This recipe will fill roughly 1 14-16oz mason jar.