Recipe: Hot Chocolate

Today is National Cocoa Day and it’s the perfect time of the year to be able to use this ingredient to help keep your food truck customers warm. Today we share a simple hot chocolate recipe that gives a little twist to the typical hot chocolate that can be quickly and inexpensively created to offer up from your food truck menu.


Hot Chocolate

Prep Time: 5 minutes | Yield: 5 ½ cups dry mix


  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 cup cocoa (Dutch-process preferred)
  • 2 1/2 cups powdered milk
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons cornstarch
  • 1 pinch cayenne pepper, or more to taste
  • Hot water
  • Whipped cream or marshmallows, for garnish


Combine all ingredients in a mixing bowl and incorporate evenly. In a small pot, heat 4 to 6 cups of water.

Fill your mug half full with the mixture and pour in hot water. Stir to combine. Seal the rest in an airtight container, keeps indefinitely in the pantry. This also works great with warm milk.


2017-03-31T08:42:29+00:00 By |Recipes|

About the Author:

Richard is an architect by degree (Lawrence Technological University, Southfield, Michigan) who began his career in real estate development and architectural planning. In September of 2010 he created Mobile Cuisine Magazine to fill an information void he found when he began researching how to start a mobile hotdog cart in Chicago. Richard found that there was no central repository of mobile street food information anywhere on the internet, and with that, the idea for MCM was born.

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