Recipe By C. Portteus
Published Mar 21st
Prep 10m Cook - Additional - Ready In 10m
Servings 25 servings Calories 298.8

The flavors in this elegant blend are reminiscent of Old Spain. This recipe mix makes enough to serve at a social gathering or to mix and give for holiday gifts. If desired, omit the confectioners’ sugar and add honey to the milk to sweeten.

Recipe Ingredients

  • 2 pounds confectioners' sugar, sifted
  • 4 cups French vanilla flavored powdered coffee creamer
  • 2 cups Dutch process cocoa powder
  • 2 tablespoons dried orange zest
  • 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon ground anise seed

Cooking Directions

  1. 1 In a large bowl, stir together the confectioners' sugar, coffee creamer, cocoa, orange zest, cinnamon and anise seed. Store in an airtight container, or separate into smaller jars for gift giving.
  2. 2 To prepare, mix 1/4 cup of the cocoa mix with 1 1/2 cups of hot milk or boiling water.

Nutrition Facts

  • Calories 298.8
  • Carbohydrate 59.1 g
  • Fat 10.3 g
  • Fiber 2.3 g
  • Protein 1.3 g
  • Saturated Fat 9.9 g
  • Sodium 1.7 mg
  • Sugar 35.7 g


  1. This was just what I was looking for. It's hot chocolate but with a little bit of extra winter spice. I used less than 2 cups powdered sugar and honestly I didn't need to add any more. I think adding the full amount of sugar would have made it too sweet.
  2. really tasty.. liked the spices added to it. Would recommend using the milk instead of hot water
  3. I made this mix for my daughter for Christmas who LOVES hot cocoa! She was pleasantly surprised at the myriad of flavors! I did have some trouble finding ground anise so I bought whole seed and ground it myself! Thank you so much for the recipe!
  4. Made this for Christmas gifts. It was hit with all to include my children.
  5. WOW! I used special dark chocolate cocoa. Not too sweet; just perfect....layered tastes. Definitely a keeper!
  6. I used this recipe to make a collection of different hot chocolates in a Christmas present I gave out to all my friends and family. This one was by far everyone's favorite blend. The drink is smooth minus the orange zest chunks. The flavor is rich. I used a combination of dark chocolate and regular - Read more ...
  7. This makes a delicious hot chocolate. Very smooth and flavorful
  8. it was good