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Hot Chocolate Mix with Variations (Vegan, Gluten-Free, Soy-Free)

Posted on by Alisa Fleming in Beverages with 3 Comments
This assortment of hot cocoa mix recipes was created by the chefs at Whole Foods.  Package this mix in a decorated jar, with the directions attached, for a wonderful holiday gift.

Traditional Organic Hot Cocoa Mix:

  • 1 cup organic dry powdered rice or soy milk
  • 1/4 cup good quality organic cocoa powder
  • 1/2 cup vanilla sugar (see recipe below)
  • Pinch of sea salt

Mix all ingredients together and store in an airtight container. To make hot cocoa, stir one cup boiling water into 1/4 cup mix.

Spiced Organic Hot Cocoa Mix

  • 1 recipe Traditional Organic Hot Cocoa Mix
  • 1 tsp ground cardamom
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp ginger
  • 1/2 tsp nutmeg
  • Pinch of sea salt

Mix all ingredients together and store in an airtight container. To make hot cocoa, stir one cup boiling water into 1/4 cup mix.

Java Style with Almond

  • 1 recipe Traditional Organic Hot Cocoa Mix
  • 1 to 2 TB organic instant coffee or coffee substitute

Mix all ingredients together and store in an airtight container. To make hot cocoa, stir one cup boiling water into 1/4 cup mix.

Hot Mint Cocoa

  • 1/4 cup Traditional Organic Hot Cocoa Mix
  • 1 herbal mint tea bag

Fill one mug with the Traditional Hot Cocoa Mix. Add 1 cup boiling water and the mint tea bag. Steep for 1 to 3 minutes.

Hot Almond Cocoa

  • 1/4 cup Traditional Organic Hot Cocoa Mix
  • 1 almond flavored tea bag

Fill one mug with the Traditional Hot Cocoa Mix. Add 1 cup boiling water and the almond tea bag. Steep for 1 to 3 minutes.

Vanilla Sugar

  • 2 cups organic unbleached raw cane sugar, (such as Florida Crystals or Sucanat)
  • 1 whole vanilla bean, cut up into small pieces

Combine the sugar with the vanilla bean in a food processor or a blender. Process until the vanilla bean is completely minced. Strain sugar into a container with a tight fitting lid. Store in a cool dry place.

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Alisa is the founder of GoDairyFree.org, Senior Editor for Allergic Living magazine, and author of the best-selling dairy-free book, Go Dairy Free: The Guide and Cookbook for Milk Allergies, Lactose Intolerance, and Casein-Free Living. Alisa is also a professional recipe creator and product ambassador for the natural food industry. Follow me on Google+.

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3 Comments

  1. DebiDecember 10, 2012 at 2:05 pmReply

    where does one find dry rice or soy milk? . . . Whole Foods didn’t even have it

    • Alisa FlemingDecember 10, 2012 at 2:53 pmReplyAuthor

      Debi, that surprises me! They do in the Whole Foods here, but each region is different. There are a few brands that you an buy online. This is the brand I use (Growing Naturals): http://bit.ly/rice-milk-powder. They’ve got new Plain and Chocolate versions coming out, too, but the Creamy Vanilla works well for hot chocolate mix. Here are some more brands: http://amzn.to/X20hhq.

  2. Patricia UnderwoodDecember 24, 2012 at 1:12 pmReply

    I got Better then Milk Soy at Amazon & am off to make my cocoa now. Thanks for the recipe!

    I’ll be using powdered vanilla:
    :http://cooksvanilla.com/product/47/Pure-Vanilla-Powder-5-lb.-Jar.html

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