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Instant hot cocoa is awful, and it's starch's fault. Here's how to make your own.

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Just make sure to arrange your beverage carefully, alongside beautiful cookies and a spoonful of cocoa powder, before you Instagram it.

There is a time and a place for instant hot cocoa. It’s called “when you want it right this second and have nothing better on hand.” Hot mix is fine in a pinch, but the reality is that the homemade variety is far tastier, and surprisingly easy to make. Plus, you can stir it up in big batches—because let’s be honest here, once one person wants hot cocoa,

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