Monday, September 26, 2011

Vegan Hot Cocoa Mix...

...I've posted before about making my Mom's Hot Cocoa from scratch...a vegan version of course...It's yummy and perfect to have on a snowy winter day...

...but I needed a packable version as I searched the net and found Alton Brown's version for a Hot Chocolate mix...

...I got out my powdered soy milk...some powdered sugar and my favorite cocoa...

...first I copied the recipe into my binder...and dontchyajusluv how I use my stovetop as counter space...that's 'cuz my counter is still full of tomatoes...

...just mixed everything up in a big bowl...

...trying to get most of the lumps out...

...then of course we have to give it a try...

...pour in some hot water...I didn't let it quite get to the boiling point...then I would have had to wait until it cooled to drink it...

...gave it a good stir...look how foamy it is... makes a perfect breakfast drink now...and I'm sure it will also be a good warming drink around a campfire on a cool fall evening...

Hot Cocoa

Recipe adapted from Alton Brown

1 cup powdered sugar
1/2 cup cocoa (Dutch-process preferred)
1 1/4 cups powdered soymilk
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoons cornstarch
dash cayenne pepper, or more to taste
Hot water


Combine all ingredients in a mixing bowl and incorporate evenly. Heat 4 to 6 cups of water.

Fill your mug half full with the mixture and pour in hot water. Stir to combine. Seal the rest in an airtight container, keeps indefinitely in the pantry.


  1. I tell you; you are so inventive!

  2. Funny, this is the 2nd vegan hot cocoa recipe I saw today. It's that time of year! I've tried making something similar before, using the powdered soy milk, and that's all I could taste. But you've inspired me to try again.

  3. Well, you taught me some once again. I will be mixing up a batch of this for the crew here. I heard we have a cold front blowing in this weekend so it will be perfect!

  4. Wow! That looks yummy. I was quite taken by surprise by the cayenne!

  5. P.S. I love the canister!