Hot Chocolate

Snowy days means hot chocolate time!

The first hot chocolates were bitter and spicy. Mayans are generally beleived to have invented hot chocolate in 1400 BC.

In 1502, Christopher Colombus was the first european to taste hot chocolate – and he didn’t like it! The bitter hot chocolate was far from today’s silky and sweet drink. 

Today, hot chocolate is drank around the world. There are numerous versions of hot chocolate; from the rich cioccolata in Italy, to the mexican Atole and the american sweeter thinner hot chocolate.

This easy hot chocolate dry mix can be made ahead of time and is the perfect gift for family and friends. 

Dark Hot Chocolate


Dark hot chocolate

This dark hot chocolate is easy to make! The dry mix includes 6 ingredients.

  • Total Time 5 Minutes


  • Chocolate chips - 16 oz
  • Icing sugar - 2/3 cups
  • Cocoa powder - 1/4 cup
  • cinnamon - 1 tsp
  • corn stach - 1/2 cup
  • marshmallow optional


  1. In a bowl mix the dark cocoa power with the cinnamon. In an other bowl, mix the corn starch with the icing sugar.
  2. In a pint mason jar, layer up the icing sugar mix, dark cocoa powder mix and the semi-sweet chocolate chips.
  3. Shake the mason jar well before using. To make a hot chocolate, put 1 1/2 tbsp. of mixture and a cup of milk per person into a pan.
  4. Bring to a simmer over a medium heat for 5 minutes, whisking regularly, then pour your thickened, silky, frothy hot cocoa into mugs!!

Hot Chocolate Garnish

Garnish for the cup

  • Graham or Oreo cookie crumbs
  • Maple sugar

Hot chocolate garnish 

  • orange zest
  • cinamon
  • marshmallow
  • whipped cream