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Mocha Cocoa

Layer the ingredients for homemade cocoa in a jar, add a ribbon and a tag, and you have a simple but stylish gift. This mix will fill a 1-quart jar (12 servings), but if your containers are different sizes, just keep the ratio of ingredients constant. On the back of the tag, write: "Mix contents in a large bowl. For each serving, place 1/3 cup cocoa mix in a mug and stir in 1 cup boiling water. Store remaining mix in airtight container."

Sunset DECEMBER 2004

  • Yield: Makes 1 quart mix or 12 servings hot cocoa


  • 1 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup espresso powder
  • 1 cup powdered milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup chopped bittersweet chocolate or miniature chocolate chips


Layer cocoa powder, sugar, espresso powder, powdered milk, salt, and chocolate.

Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 141
  • Calories from fat: 23%
  • Protein: 4.1g
  • Fat: 3.5g
  • Saturated fat: 1.9g
  • Carbohydrate: 28g
  • Fiber: 2.3g
  • Sodium: 130mg
  • Cholesterol: 1mg

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Mocha Cocoa Recipe