This isn't so much of a recipe as a ratio for making your own homemade cocoa mix. A lot of cocoa mix recipes also include powdered milk (which you can do at 1.5 times the amount of the cocoa powder), but that's assuming you'll mix it with water. Since I always make my cocoa with milk, I leave the powdered out of the mix—and sometimes I dress it up with a little spice of some sort. —Erin Jeanne McDowell
about 16 cups of cocoa
good-quality cocoa powder (dark cocoa is especially nice)
Spices: cinnamon, cardamom, or a pinch of cayenne are all awesome (optional)
In This Recipe
Sift the cocoa and powdered sugar together. Whisk in the salt and any spices, if using.
Store in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 3 months.
I always have three kinds of hot sauce in my purse. I have a soft spot for making people their favorite dessert, especially if it's wrapped in a pastry crust. My newest cookbook, The Book on Pie, is out on November 10th, 2020.