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Alton Brown's Hot Cocoa


  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/2 cup Dutch Process cocoa*
  • 1 1/4 cup powdered milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon cornstarch


  1. Mix all of the ingredients together and store in a container with a lid in a cool, dry place.
  2. When ready to use, place about 1/3 to 1/2 cup of mix into a mug, fill cup with hot water or hot milk. Mix and enjoy.
  3. Tips:

Recipe Notes

-*When buying Dutch Processed Cocoa, buy a good quality chocolate, it will greatly improve the flavors in the finished product.
-If you are in a hurry, or don't want to make your own hot cocoa mix, you may substitute a pre-made powder mix, such as Stephen's Hot Cocoa Mix (I suggest a dark hot chocolate mix).
-When making the hot cocoa, you may use hot water when mixing up to drink, but I like to mix with milk for extra rich flavor.