Spoon this hot chocolate mix into jars to give as gifts, or keep some on hand in your own pantry for chilly afternoons. For a burst of flavor, try steeping a bag of mint or almond tea in the mug along with the hot chocolate.
Put sugar and vanilla bean into a food processor and pulse until vanilla bean is very finely chopped and well incorporated. Strain vanilla sugar through a fine sieve, discarding any large pieces of vanilla bean that remain; transfer to a large bowl. Add milk, cocoa and salt to bowl with sugar, stir well and then transfer to an airtight container.
To make hot chocolate, put 1/4 cup of the mix and 1 cup boiling water into a mug and stir well. To make a flavored hot chocolate mix, try one of the following:
Spiced Hot Chocolate Mix 1 recipe hot chocolate mix (see above) 1 teaspoon ground cardamom 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1 teaspoon ground ginger 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
Java-Style Hot Chocolate Mix 1 recipe hot chocolate mix (see above) 1 to 2 tablespoons instant coffee
Per Serving:140 calories (40 from fat), 4.5g total fat, 2.5g saturated fat, 15mg cholesterol, 95mg sodium, 19g carbohydrates, (1 g dietary fiber, 18g sugar), 5g protein.
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