I love hot cocoa in the fall and the winter! My daughter loves it too! I make a sugar free version that I pre-mix and always have on hand for us! I save lots of old glass jars from things I’ve used in the past. In this case, you can see it’s an old pickle jar! Recycle and repurpose right! Sorry the picture isn’t better, I need to work on my photography skills!
For this you can use Hershey’s Unsweetened Cocoa or I like to use Healthworks Cacao Powder Raw Organic. I also use either Swerve sweetener (I prefer the confectioner’s version b/c it melts nicer and doesn’t leave a gritty feeling) or you can use Trim Healthy Mama’s (THM) Super Sweet Blend Sweetener or THM Gentle Sweet or . I prefer the Super Sweet Blend b/c my body doesn’t like Xylitol at all!
In my jar I usually put 1 cup of Cocoa, and then 2 cups of either Swerve, THM’s Super Sweet Blend or THM Gentle Sweet. It depends on what I have on hand. Now with the Swerve and Gentle Sweet they are finely ground to be like confectioners sugar, so they tend to leave a puff a sweetener in the air! I have yet to figure out a way to stop this! Once you have them both in the jar, securely seal the jar and shake. Now you have instant hot cocoa mix. Wait about 20 minutes before you open the jar again otherwise another puff of the sugar and now cocoa will coat your counter!
You can put a tablespoon in a mug ,how much you use in your mug, depends on the mug! You can make it with almond milk , water or milk but it tastes better with almond milk or milk depending on your audience!
I’m going to be working on a recipe to add THM Integral Collagen to it. It’s kind of a science experiment to get the right amount without affecting the taste of the final product.