Coffee and hot chocolate, with a special treat, is a weekend tradition at our house.
Most mixes, including the fancy ones, have about 65% sugar! The secret ingredient to making the chocolate so decadently thick and creamy is milk powder. Yes, I know, you mix it in with hot milk, why add powdered milk as well? Like I said, secret ingredient. Check the label on those fancy mixes, see, there you go...
I make my mix with 1/3 each:
Sugar. Choose your own, I chose rapadura for this batch.
Cocoa powder (unsweetened) I love the bitter Dutch cocoa for this
Combine in a jar, leaving some room on the top to make it easier to mix, and shake until combined.
Add a teaspoon for every hot cup of milk, or to taste.
The slice on the plate? Nut butter blondies, recipe to follow...