Floaty’s Astronaut Hot Chocolate

We can vouch for this hot cocoa mix: it's just what you're looking for!

Floaty - Drinking Hot ChocolateThis is Floaty’s favorite thing to drink while getting cozy on the International Space Station. Floaty takes it wherever he goes during the holiday season. Try the recipe and let us know what you think!

Floaty’s Favorite Hot Chocolate


  • 1 cup (7 ounces) sugar
  • 6 ounces unsweetened chocolate, chopped fine
    Floaty prefers Ghirardelli 100% Cacao Unsweetened Chocolate Bar, but Hershey’s Unsweetened Baking Bar also works.
  • 1 cup (3 ounces) unsweetened cocoa powder
    Floaty prefers Hershey’s Natural Cocoa Unsweetened cocoa powder
  • ½ cup (1 ½ ounces) non-fat dry milk powder
  • 5 teaspoons cornstarch
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ¾ teaspoon kosher salt


Process all ingredients in food processor until ground to powder, 30 to 60 seconds. Transfer to airtight container and store at room temperature for up to 2 months.

For one serving, heat 1 cup of milk (any kind) in a small saucepan over medium heat until it starts to steam and bubbles appear around the edge of the saucepan.

Add ¼ cup of chocolate mix and continue to heat, whisking constantly, until simmering, 2 to 3 minutes longer.

Serve in your favorite mug.

Adapted from America’s Test Kitchen, Floaty’s favorite recipe website.