National Hot Chocolate Day (plus, a recipe for DIY hot cocoa mix!)

Food is always great for the holidays because you can add a little personality with exotic ingredients. They're also perfect for party favors and hostess gifts.

This month, we’ll be posting ideas and recipes for easy food gifting!

Our first DIY recipe is a spicy way to celebrate National Hot Chocolate day, which falls on December 13th.

If you are vegan or lactose intolerant, this recipe can be easily substituted with dehydrated soy milk.

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Total Cook Time: 10 minutes

Serves: 4-6


  • 2 cups powdered sugar 
  • 1 cup unsweetened cocoa powder 
  • 2 1/2 cups powdered milk 
  • 1 tsp kosher salt 
  • 2 teaspoons cornstarch 
  • 1 pinch~1/8 tsp Organic Cayenne Powder


  1. Combine all ingredients in a mixing bowl and incorporate evenly. This recipe will make about 5 ½ cups of dry mix, which will keep indefinitely in a sealed, dry container.
  2. Boil 4-6 cups of water. Fill mug half full with hot cocoa mix and pour in water. Stir until completely combined. Serve with whipped cream and a sprinkle of cayenne.

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