Rich and chocolatey, this homemade hot cocoa mix is easy to make and a perfect treat on a cold winter day! You might be thinking, “Why do I need to make it from scratch when I can buy it in little packets at the store?” Well, it makes a nice gift for a chocolate lover when packaged in a pretty jar (just be sure to include directions on how much cocoa mix and milk to use per mug). Also, there’s no funky additives or preservatives. Plus, it’s easy to make so why not?
The recipe calls for using white chocolate chips. I have found that not all brands are created equally. In fact, some white chips I’ve tasted are downright nasty and artificial tasting. The only brand of white chocolate chips I buy are Guittard Choc-Au-Lait Baking Chips. Not all stores carry them so I usually stock up on a few bags when I find them. It really comes down to what tastes good to you…find a white chocolate chip you like and go with that. Now if it were only snowing outside…!