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Okay, so it's a long subject line, but seriously, I made this last week when we were all down with colds because we ran out of hot chocolate and I didn't want to run to the store to buy some. My husband found this recipe in my recipe book "Good Eats: The Early Years" and asked if I could try making it. I have been VASTLY disappointed in home made hot cocoa mix recipes as all of the ones I've tried in the past have tasted like dehydrated milk when you make them (I grew up on the stuff and am not a fan I'm sorry to say), so I had more than a few doubts when I made this stuff up. I mean I, for the most part, love Alton Brown's recipes, but I just figured that home made hot cocoa mix just plain doesn't taste good. But you know what? This stuff was GOOD! I'd definitely recommend making it if you want some good quality hot cocoa mix that you know what is in it (and yes it tastes like chocolate, not dehydrated milk :).
My only advice? When you make this stuff make it with milk, not water. It tastes pretty bland with water, but tastes great with the milk in it. Also, be sure to keep your cheyene pepper to a pinch and do NOT omit it (from what reviewers on foodtv.com said it sort of somehow makes the recipe :).
I just thought people might be interested in a good recipe for this stuff since the cold weather is coming quick with snow soon to follow, and hot cocoa goes hand and hand with cold weather as far as I'm concerned.
Go HERE to check it out.