How to Make Hot Cocoa Mix

February 20, 2014 · 42 comments in 'How to's,Snacks,Uncategorized

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Hey Friends: I’ve got a recipe for Hot Cocoa mix up on the Small Batch Column of Food52!

(there’s bittersweet chocolate and coconut milk powder involved – so so so so good.)

Click on over to find (and save or print) the recipe.

In other news

- I was interviewed for Food & Wine magazine’s website in their ‘blogger spotlight’ column!!!! (so cool) You can check it here! :)

- I’m in the running for the Homies in the ‘Best Blog from Abroad’ category on The Kitchn -so thanks to whoever nominated me and whoever has voted as well! If you wanna vote for me too then the link is here and I will send you internet hugs ;)

- Dana and John released a digital 31 Meals Cookbook!! It’s utterly gorgeous and a go-to source for me when I just have no idea what to have for supper. (p.s. my fave is the Kale falafel recipe – it’s mega healthy and really filling). Those two are always bringing out such stellar resources for food bloggers! Too awesome.

-Stephanie is writing an eCookbok about quick breads and muffins which is basically my dream come true. I am crazy for loaf/ muffin shaped food. Excitinggg!!

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I’m on half term this week buuut have managed to reserve no time for bloggy goodness so far which is why this recipe/not recipe post is a thing that has happened! But I *should* be back here this weekend with a real post ;)

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Amy February 20, 2014 at 11:12 pm

I love hot cocoa. It looks delicious!

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Izy February 25, 2014 at 12:08 am

me too :) thanks amy!

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Rossi @ A Baking Girl February 20, 2014 at 11:48 pm

Coconut milk powder?!?! Sounds rad

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Izy February 25, 2014 at 12:08 am

yeah it makes it taste SO GOOD! you can buy it online

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Zainab @ Blahnik Baker February 20, 2014 at 11:53 pm

Love the interview!!

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Izy February 25, 2014 at 12:08 am

thanks Zainab :)

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Maryea {happy healthy mama} February 21, 2014 at 1:54 am

I didn’t know coconut milk powder existed. Excited to check this out.

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Izy February 25, 2014 at 12:09 am

Yeah! It’s amazing, you can buy it online, in Asian food stores and sometimes in the ‘world foods’ aisle of supermarkets

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Stephanie @ Girl Versus Dough February 21, 2014 at 3:27 am

Thanks so much for the shoutout, girlfren! Hooray for loaf-shaped carbs :)

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Izy February 25, 2014 at 12:09 am

nooo problemo :) they’re the best!

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dana February 21, 2014 at 4:18 am

Gorgeous photos, as always. And thanks for sharing the cookbook! We love your face off.

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Izy February 25, 2014 at 12:10 am

thanks dana :) You’re more than welcome, right back at ya!!

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Ale February 21, 2014 at 7:47 am

Thanks it’s an amazing and delicious idea!
http://duecuoriinpadella.blogspot.it/

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Izy February 25, 2014 at 12:10 am

thanks Ale!

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Beth February 21, 2014 at 8:17 am

Your hot cocoa looks so delicious and rich. I’d love to make some right now, but unfortunately I already have a cupboard crammed full with the stuff! Definitely one to bookmark though!

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Izy February 25, 2014 at 12:11 am

haha doesn’t sound like too bad of a situation to be in! ;)
Thanks Beth

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Katie February 21, 2014 at 12:06 pm

Loads of fabulous news! This hot chocolate looks divine! I’ll be one of the first to grab your cookbook when it comes out!

Katie <3

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Izy February 25, 2014 at 12:11 am

thank you Katie!! heheh :)

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Sophia @ NY Foodgasm February 21, 2014 at 2:36 pm

Stunning work as always Izzy! This looks sooooo decadent too!!

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Izy February 25, 2014 at 12:11 am

thanks so much Sophia!

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Erika February 21, 2014 at 8:01 pm

LOL! “I’m not going to lieβ€”it’s mainly because I do really like cake.” <–Um, my sentiments exactly. You're a star! I loved your interview + your hot chocolate post + I am excited for your next real recipe post + how are your photos always so PERFECT?! Love.

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Izy February 25, 2014 at 12:13 am

ahaha I was trying to be as honest as possible ;) glad I’m not the only one!
thanks so much friendy! haha well you don’t get to see all the fail/out of focus/super dark photos that I hide away

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Linda February 21, 2014 at 9:41 pm

awwww congrats on the Food & Wine feature and the nomination lady!! (Guess who’s heading over there right now to vote?) Also, this winter is kicking my butt, so yay for hot cocoa mixes! And Small Batch! Love that column.

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Izy February 25, 2014 at 12:14 am

thanks Linda!!! yaaay :)
Totally, totally! I remember seeing your farfalle on there (still obsessed with it, too cute)

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Gemma February 21, 2014 at 10:06 pm

Oh my God that looks great, so great!!! :-) The pictures are very beautiful too.
Happy weekend sweetie!

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Izy February 25, 2014 at 12:14 am

thanks Gemma! :)

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Laura February 22, 2014 at 6:38 am

Where in the world did you get powdered coconut milk? This looks amazeballs! As a local gal myself, would be great to know where you got this sweet sounding nectar from???

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Izy February 25, 2014 at 12:15 am

You can buy it online, in Asian food stores around North End Road and in the ‘world foods’ aisle of supermarkets (like Tesco has it). I buy the Maggi brand – it’s a yellow box
It’s amazing!

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Millie February 22, 2014 at 6:35 pm

Coconut milk powder sounds amazing! Where did you find it? I’m slightly lactose intolerant and I LOVE coconut, so it just sounds perfect!

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Izy February 25, 2014 at 12:15 am

Excuse the copy & paste job going on here haha:

You can buy it online, in Asian food stores around North End Road and in the ‘world foods’ aisle of supermarkets (like Tesco has it). I buy the Maggi brand – it’s a yellow box

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Lily (A Rhubarb Rhapsody) February 23, 2014 at 4:47 am

I also want to know where you found coconut milk powder! I try to always have some home made hot cocoa mix in the cupboard for my husband’s much-loved mochas. The addition of coconut has really struck my fancy.

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Izy February 25, 2014 at 12:16 am

Again, copy & pasting from above ;)

You can buy it online, in Asian food stores around North End Road and in the ‘world foods’ aisle of supermarkets (like Tesco has it). I buy the Maggi brand – it’s a yellow box

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LeeLee February 24, 2014 at 7:05 am

Whoa, amazing. Thanks for sharing.

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Izy February 25, 2014 at 12:16 am

thanks LeeLee!

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Skye February 24, 2014 at 12:55 pm

Congratulations on all the awards and all the exciting news!
And thanks for the heads up on the cocoa recipe – I’m a big cocoa fan so very excited about this one :)

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Izy February 25, 2014 at 12:16 am

thanks so much Skye :)
gahh I love hot cocoa too

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Alex February 24, 2014 at 6:18 pm

I never tire of a nice hot cup of cocoa – they go down well on these cold winter nights :)

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Izy February 25, 2014 at 12:17 am

so good right!? deffo will

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Mia February 26, 2014 at 7:24 pm

Just wanted to let you know (if you didn’t already) that this recipe is posted on Yahoo right now! I recognized the wooden table, and when I checked out the article they got it from the Food52.com post. Congrats on all the exciting stuff happening for you right now!

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JB February 27, 2014 at 3:49 pm

Along with Mia, I was coming to tell you I saw this on Yahoo and immediately recognized your beautiful photographs. Aren’t you just all kinds of awesome? ;)

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Sinead Fenton February 28, 2014 at 6:39 pm

mmmm hot cocoa! It’s never going to stop being cold in the UK, genuinely think making a jar and carrying it around as a handbag essential is the only way to survive until the sun ever wants to come out again! Congrats on the awards, how exciting! :)

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