Rich and Creamy Hot-Chocolate Mix

Rich and Creamy Hot-Chocolate Mix

Dark brown sugar and real vanilla bean heighten the complex flavors of dark chocolate in this decadent beverage mix. 

  • 12Servings


  • 1 ½ 3.5-oz. bars dark chocolate, chopped
  • 1 cup plus 1 ½ Tbs. dark brown sugar
  • 3⁄4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 4 tsp. cornstarch
  • 3⁄4 tsp. salt
  • 1 vanilla bean, halved lengthwise


1  Combine first 5 ingredients in food processor. Scrape seeds from vanilla-bean halves with small, sharp knife. Add seeds to processor. Blend mixture in six 10-second intervals, or until chocolate is finely ground, rapping sides of work bowl with wooden spoon between pulses to settle ingredients. 

2  Transfer mixture to 3-cup jar; add vanilla-bean-pod halves. Seal and store at room temperature.

3  To prepare Hot Chocolate: Bring 1 cup milk or nondairy milk and ¼ cup Hot-Chocolate Mix to a low boil, whisking often to blend. Reduce heat to medium-low, and simmer gently
45 seconds, or until thickened and smooth, whisking constantly.  

Nutrition Information

  • Serving Size: per serving
  • Calories: 168
  • Carbohydrate Content: 30 g
  • Cholesterol Content: 0.5 mg
  • Fat Content: 6 g
  • Fiber Content: 4 g
  • Protein Content: 2 g
  • Saturated Fat Content: 3 g
  • Sodium Content: 132 mg
  • Sugar Content: 23 g