Tis’ the season for delicious hot cocoa next to a cozy fire. Use this hot cocoa base recipe to make three different types of steaming hot sweetness.
In a mixing bowl, vigorously whisk together the dry milk powder, sugar, cocoa, egg white powder, cinnamon, allspice, clove, ginger, and black pepper, making sure all the tiny clumps are broken up. Spoon the mixture into a jar, and seal tightly.
For chai, brew one tea bag in a cup or mug of hot milk. Remove the tea bag and stir in 1-2 teaspoons of mix, or to taste. Add a cinnamon stick as a stirrer, if desired.
For hot chocolate, place 1-2 teaspoons of mix (or to taste) in a mug and gradually stir in hot milk. Add a cinnamon stick as a stirrer, if desired, or 2-3 drops of vanilla extract, or 1 drop of almond extract.
For Hot Mocha, mix 1/4 teaspoon instant espresso into the Hot Chocolate.