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Instant Hot Cocoa Mix

What you need: 

1 cup powdered soymilk (original flavor)
1 cup cocoa powder
1 cup granulated sugar

What you do: 

1. Mix ingredients thoroughly and store in a tightly lidded container.
2. To prepare, add 1 cup hot water to 5-6 tablespoons mix. Stir to combine.
Package individual servings for travel to mooch off of the hot water at continental breakfasts, conferences, and the office water cooler. Suitable for backpacking.

Preparation Time: 
3 minutes
Cooking Time: 
Servings: 
8
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SO HOW'D IT GO?

I think the amounts of milk varries depending on the type of powder you use.  Some milk powders call for 2 tbls and others for a quarter cup per 8 ounces of water.  My daughter likes it best with Better than Milk brand. I have to buy online or Amazon.

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This tasted just like I remember powdered mixes tasting, only better! I like veggydog's proportions. I did the 2 parts soymilk, 1 part cocoa and 1 part sugar, and it was super yummy--just the right amount of everything. I also like the granulated sugar, as I've seen dry mix recipes with powdered sugar, and these often have cornstarch and just are too sweet/sugary tasting.

If you just want to make up enough for one mug (I don't have much cabinet space, so I don't premix) use these measurements: 2 tablespoons soy milk powder, 1 tablespoon cocoa powder and 1 tablespoon sugar (this also gives you flexibility to use more or less sugar). This is super yummy, and I will definitely be making a mix to take camping in the future. 

Also, we thought about adding instant coffee to this mix to make a mocha mix. I will let you guys know if I try it.

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Try 2 parts soymilk powder + 1 rounded part cocoa powder + 1 part sugar.  Those proportions seem to do it for me.  Others might like a little more sugar though.  I use 4 tablespoons of mix and fill the rest of a 10 oz. mug with hot water.

(I haven't actually tried the recipe above; I was thinking of posting my recipe and was looking to see if there was already one posted.)

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Really good but I ended up adding more soymilk powder, maybe at least 1/4 more cup and 1/4 more cup extra sugar... it was a little too cocoa tasting before... i also added about half the recommended amount of hot cocoa mix to the water and it was perfect... i am so stoked i can drink this when i have to work overnight... grocery stores are freezing!!! thank u!  :)>>>

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Good idea..to make a mix, but I think the proportions are off a bit. I did a 1/4 cup of each, and it's just not quite sweet enough for me. The cocoa is very strong. I can't imagine making this with 5-6 tbs of mix! I did about 3, and still had to add more water. My first time using powdered soymilk.

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i would love to try this but where can you find powdered soy milk? is there a specific brand, or is it usually sold in bulk?

I got powdered soymilk in the bulk food section of our local Humboldt Co-op.  I am sooo thankful for this recipe!  it's so good, and a nice, light chocolate treat, not thick or heavy.

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i would love to try this but where can you find powdered soy milk? is there a specific brand, or is it usually sold in bulk?

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I made the mix last week and I just tried it.  It is seriously intense.  I would recommend using no more than 4 tablespoons of the mix, even if you love cocoa.  In the future I will only use 3-4.

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This is brilliant!  I'm bringing it on my next camping trip.

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