Make "Instant" Hot Cocoa from Real Chocolate That's Easy to Store
If a cup of hot chocolate sounds good to you, this video from America's Test Kitchen shows you how to make your own "instant" hot chocolate from real chocolate that you can heat up any time you want a cup. Best of all, you can make it using whatever chocolate you prefer, and flavor to your tastes.
The video does the storytelling here, but the recipe is pretty simple—you'll need a 12oz bag of semisweet chocolate chips—whatever brand or cocoa percentage you prefer—one cup of heavy cream, and 1/4 teaspoon salt into a mixing bowl. Microwave for about two minutes, then stir, and repeat the process until it's nice and smooth. Cover it over, pop it in the fridge for a few hours until it's firm. Then you can scoop 2-inch (3 tablespoon) single servings out of it, wrap them in plastic, and then pop them into a plastic baggie for later.
Whenever you want a hot cup of quality hot chocolate that didn't come from a powered packet, you can grab one of those scoops, drop it in a mug with one cup of milk, and then just put it in the microwave. Stir until it's all combined and warm, and you're all set. It's definitely more work and more setup than a packet of powder, but it tastes worlds better, uses better quality ingredients, and hits the spot just as well. Hit the link below for more.