March 1, 2012

Homemade Swiss Miss Hot Chocolate Mix

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I was going to make crispy cereal marshmallows for Food Friday this week but found out it takes at least 2 days to finish. I'll make and blog about them another day. I made Swiss Miss-style hot chocolate mix instead, recipe inspired by Bravetart of Serious Eats

Although the weather lately is getting milder during the day [but very cold in the early mornings] it's still enjoyable and comforting to have a mug of foamy hot chocolate topped with stale marshmallows. For thick foam I use a battery operated mini beater; no need for a wooden batidor. I ran out of mini marshmallows so I snipped a stale giant marshmallow with a pair of scissors. Gotta have marshmallows with my hot chocolate!

Homemade Swiss Miss-style Hot Chocolate Mix
6 ounces dark or bittersweet cooking chocolate, chopped
2 ounces white chocolate, chopped
4 to 6 tablespoons sugar, powdered in a blender
1 cup powdered whole milk (I used Nido)
seeds of half a vanilla pod
1 teaspoon instant espresso, optional
mini marshmallows
  • In the bowl of a food processor, pulse chocolates and powdered sugar 6 times. Add milk, vanilla seeds, and espresso if using; pulse until powdery. Transfer into an airtight jar. 
  • To make a mug of hot chocolate: In a 4-cup measuring cup, microwave 1¼ cups of water to boiling. Add 4 tablespoons of chocolate mix; stir well until chocolate is dissolved. Use a beater if foamy top is desired. Transfer into a mug and top with mini marshmallows. Enjoy. 


michie said...

i love hot chocolate,visiting from food friday.

ElsieD said...

Why use white chocolate instead of all dark? I find white chocolate incredibly sweet, too sweet, really.

Oggi said...

The recipe is for homemade SWISS MISS Hot Chocolate NOT dark hot chocolate. The small addition of white chocolate according to the creator of the copycat mix "contributes to the body and sweetness of the recipe" and I agree. Besides, there's very little sugar in the mix.

ElsieD said...

Thank you. I had never heard of Swiss Miss Hot Chocolate before. I shall give it a shot as I do like hot chcolate.

Unknown said...

hmmmmn, i could taste the richness of this choco mix.:p
i find all dark choco bitter...mas masarap may white chocolate.

Tetcha said...

A cup of delicious hot chocolate is the perfect breakfast companion! Here's my FF entry:

cheerful said...

i can smell its aroma...hmm, having a frother sure will make difference! thanks for sharing your recipe! visiting from FF, hope to see you around. thanks and have a great week. :)

maiylah said...

i like the recipe! am not sure where to find one of those vanilla pods, though...but am sure they are going to be VERY expensive! lol. yup, gotta have marshmallows in our hot choco! nifty gadget! :)

thanks so much for sharing over at Food Friday, Ms. Oggi

Juliana said...

I like the idea of adding vanilla to the hot chocolate, it sure looks yummie!
Hope you are having a great week :)

Jessica said...

what a sweet treat this is :-) great for a cold morning :-) Visiting late from Food Friday, hope that you can return the visit too.

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