Have you always hated instant cocoa?
Perhaps you never did, but I still hate it. Even boxed chocolate beverages. They taste watered down and disgusting.
This homemade hot chocolate drink is simple and quick. And it takes no more than 10 minutes! Rich, thick and full of flavor.
Just for your information, below are the ingredients of popular instant cocoa mixes and chocolate beverages.
Yoo-hoo Chocolate beverage
Photo Credit: Wiki
water, high fructose corn syrup, whey (from milk) and less than 2% of: cocoa (alkali process), nonfat dry milk, natural and artificial flavors, sodium caseinate (from milk), corn syrup solids, calcium phosphate, dipotassium phosphate, palm oil, guar gum, xanthan gum, mono and diglycerides, salt, spice, soy lecithin, niacinamide (vitamin B3), sucralose, vitamin A palmitate, riboflavin (vitamin B2), vitamin D3.
Nestle’s instant cocoa mix
Photo Credit: Giant Eagle
sugar, corn syrup solids, vegetable oil (partially hydrogenated coconut or palm kernel and hydrogenated soybean), dairy product solids, cocoa processed with alkali, and less than 2% of cellulose gum, nonfat milk, salt, sodium caseinate, sodium citrate, dipotassium phosphate, sodium aluminosilicate, mono- and diglycerides, guar gum, artificial flavors.
Swiss Miss Classic Marshmallow Hot Cocoa Mix
Photo Credit: Hy-Vee
sugar, corn syrup, modified whey, cocoa (processed with alkali), hydrogenated coconut oil, marshmallows (sugar, corn syrup, modified corn starch, gelatin, artificial flavor), nonfat milk, calcium carbonate, less than 2% of: salt, dipotassium phosphate, mono- and diglycerides, carageenan, acesulfame potassium, sucralose, artificial flavor.
My homemade drink consists of just FOUR ingredients, whereas food manufacturers use more than TWENTY ingredients.
Are you a chocolate lover? Then try this recipe and let me know what you think.
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