This cocoa mix is inspired by traditional Oaxacan spiced cocoa, but with a few modifications to add some variety and make it easier to throw together. The type of cocoa will have a big impact on the final flavor and consistency, so choose wisely (or use whatever you have in the house!). I like to use 75% Ghiradelli cocoa and 25% Black or "Dutch Processed" cocoa which gives a more pudding-like flavor and a darker color.
Mix together in a quart-size Mason Jar:
- 1 cup Cocoa Powder
- 1.5 cups Sugar (Organic sugar tends to have a better flavor)
- 2 t Cinnamon (Use Ceylon cinnamon if you have it!)
- 1.5 t Cayenne Pepper
- 1 t Ground Nutmeg
- 1 t Allspice
- 1 t Ginger Powder
- ½ t Ground Cloves
- ½ t Salt
To make a single serving combine 2T of the Cocoa Mix with 8oz of boiling water or heated milk, stir well, and enjoy!