Super Chocolately Hot Chocolate Mix and Red Velvet Hot Chocolate Mix

Servings: 2 .5 cups of hot chocolate mix
Author: Dini from The Flavor Bender
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  • 3.5 oz 70% good quality chocolate
  • ¼ cup plus 2 tbsp Valhorna cocoa powder
  • ¾ cup - 1 cup white sugar I add about ¾ to keep it less sweet
  • ¼ cup cornstarch cornflour
  • ½ tbsp cinnamon
  • ½ tsp kosher salt
  • 1 tbsp 3 tsp red food coloring powder (for red velvet mix)


  • Grate the chocolate and transfer it to a food processor.
  • Add the cocoa powder, white sugar, cornstarch, cinnamon, salt and food coloring (if you're making red velvet) and process until you get a fine powder.
  • Store the hot chocolate mix in an air-tight, dry bottle/jar.

To make Hot Chocolate

  • Heat 1 cup of milk.
  • Add 2 - 3 tbsp of hot chocolate mix and stir briskly to mix.

To make a frothy Hot Chocolate

  • Place 1 cup of hot chocolate in a small saucepan. Add 2 - 3 tbsp hot chocolate mix and heat the mixture while stirring, until completely dissolved and the drink is nice and hot.
  • Place the hot chocolate mixture in a sealable bottle OR in a small french press.
  • Shake the bottle until the milk is frothy, or use the french press by moving the depressor up and down vigorously to froth the milk.
  • Pour into a mug, top with marshmallow and serve. Enjoy!