How would you like a master mix recipe for a delicious Christmas-themed hot cocoa?
Oh good, because I have one that I can’t wait to share with you! 🙂
I have say, my seven-year old, Colton, is CRAZY about this Candy Cane Hot Cocoa.
I actually had another amazing mocha recipe in mind to share with you today, but Colton begged for the Candy Cane Hot Cocoa.
So here you go!
This is a fun recipe to make with kids (you know, the candy canes and all…).
It’s super tasty for the Christmas season, and makes a wonderful gift too!
This recipe yields about four cups of hot cocoa mix… plenty for you to enjoy and share.
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Candy Cane Hot Cocoa
A festive holiday drink that kids will enjoy making AND drinking!
- 1 C sugar
- 1 C cocoa powder
- 1/2 C powdered milk
- 6 candycanes
Place the sugar, cocoa powder, and powdered milk into a blender (I use the Blendtec!). Process for about one minute.
Remove the wrapper from your candy canes. Add the candy to the food processor (I break them into a few pieces first).
Process again, this time for about 15 seconds. If your mix still has large pieces of candy canes, process again for about 15 seconds.
Your cocoa mix is ready to use and enjoy!
To make a cup of hot Candy Cane Cocoa, whisk 4 to 5 TBSP of mix into an 8-ounce mug of hot milk. Add a few mini marshmallows on top if you want!
And here’s a step-by-step tutorial, just for fun!
Here’s what you’ll need to get started:
- sugar (I use raw, organic sugar from Aldi or Walmart)
- cocoa powder
- powdered milk
- candy canes
A few other things you’ll need:
- a blender (I use the Blendec)
- a favorite coffee mug!
- milk, and a sauce pan to heat it up
- a large jar or air-tight container to store your cocoa mix
Process the sugar, cocoa powder, and powdered milk in a high-powered blender for about one minute.
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Next, add six candy canes to the blender pitcher.
Go ahead and remove the candy wrapper first, okay?
And, yes, go ahead… eat a candy cane or two… 😀
I like to break my candy canes into smallish pieces before I throw them in the Blendtec.
Process the hot cocoa mix for about 15 seconds, then give it a little stir.
If your mix still has chunks of candy cane in it, process it again for another 15 seconds. It should be smooth when it’s ready to serve.
Now it’s time to heat up your milk!
Some of my kids use “regular” (cow’s) milk, and the rest of us drink almond milk.
You’ll need about 8-ounces of milk per serving; gently heat it up in a saucepan on the stove top.
I have to give a nod to the Pioneer Woman right here… aren’t her dishes beautiful?
The pretty “holly” plate under the white coffee mug is by Better Homes & Garden. I love festive dishes!
Once your milk (or almond milk) is nice and warm, add 4 to 5 TBSP of your amazing Candy Cane Cocoa Mix to your mug…
Whisk it really well, until it’s smooth and creamy.
By the way, I like my hot cocoa pretty rich… thus the 4 to 5 TBSP of mix.
Trust me, it’s DELICIOUS!
Add a handful of mini marshmallows (if you feel the need for a true sugar overload!), and most of all…
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