New American Plate Challenge

Three-Ways Hot Cocoa Mix

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Weekly Recipe
Serves 2 1/2 cups of powder mix

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.


Ingredients

  • 1 Cup
    instant, nonfat dry milk powder
  • 1 Cup
    sugar
  • 1/2 Cup
    Dutch-process cocoa powder
  • 1/4 Cup
    dried egg whites
  • 1 1/2 Teaspoon
    ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 Teaspoon
    ground allspice
  • 1/4 Teaspoon
    ground cloves
  • 1/4 Teaspoon
    ground ginger
  • 1/8 Teaspoon
    ground black pepper
  • 6 inch cinnamon stick for garnish, optional
  • black tea bags

Instructions

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. For Hot Mocha, mix 1/4 teaspoon instant espresso into the Hot Chocolate.

Nutrition: Per serving of hot chocolate: 112 calories, 3 g. total fat (2 g. saturated fat), 24 g. carbohydrate, 8 g. protein, less than 1 g. dietary fiber, 129 mg. sodium.

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