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How to Make the Best Cheap Hot Cocoa Possible

This week, it’s the everyday chemistry of hot cocoa powder. From the chocolate mix to the milk, these science-inspired life hacks should help improve your cold weather pick-me-up.

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Producer:
Kirk Zamieroski

Writer:
Alexa Billow

Scientific consultant:
Hans Plugge

Sources:

https://www.icco.org/faq/61-physical-and-chemical-information-on-cocoa/106-physical-and-chemical-information-on-cocoa-beans-butter-mass-and-powder.html

http://www.chm.bris.ac.uk/webprojects2003/brown/emulsifiers.html.htm

http://dairyprocessinghandbook.com/chapter/chemistry-milk

https://scienceandfooducla.wordpress.com/2015/12/15/anatomy-of-a-hot-chocolate/

http://sweets.seriouseats.com/2010/12/the-food-lab-homemade-hot-chocolate-mix.html

https://www.thekitchn.com/how-do-starches-thicken-a-sauce-weve-got-chemistry-218821

https://www.popsci.com/science/article/2013-01/important-science-day-hot-chocolate-tastes-better-orange-cup

https://www.wired.com/2015/02/whats-inside-hot-chocolate-mix/

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