Saving Money on Hot Chocolate

Hot chocolate is one of our favorite morning beverages and we make it at home from fresh harvest cacao beans. The beans are sun dried, cooked and grinded then placed into molds to form blocks or bars of raw unsweetened chocolate. We call them "tablea".



  • 1 cup crushed tablea blocks
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 liter water
  • milk (optional)


  1. Crush tablea blocks with a knife. Or if there is an easier way you can think to crush the blocks, much better. Make up to 1 cup crushed tablea.
  2. Pour a liter of water in a pot. Let it boil or simmer for some time until bubbles form.
  3. Pour crushed tablea into boiling water.
  4. Add the sugar.
  5. Stir mixture occasionally to melt the chocolate and sugar faster.
  6. You can add a cup of milk or add more sugar depending on your preferred taste. Transfer this in tea pots and serve hot.

Tip: you can place leftovers in popsicle molds to make chocolate popsies.

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March 17, 2005

Tips for saving money on hot chocolate. Post your ideas.


March 17, 20050 found this helpful
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I've found that hot chocolate mix is cheaper in cans than the pre-measured single serving packets. And I can mix it without using so much. In my opinion, it tastes better, and I save money on every cup.

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Make your own mix. 8 cup box of powdered milk, 1 lb bag powdered sugar, 1 lb canister non-dairy creamer, 1 lb canister hot cocoa mix (not unsweetened cocoa). Mix altogether keep in air tight container. This lasts forever, and is sooooo good. Mix with hot water to your own liking of how chocolaty you like it. My grandbabies love it especially with marshmallows on top.

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