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hot chocolate in coffee urns
Can I make hot chocolate in a coffee urn using hot chocolate mix and water?
Yes, but there are a few tricks to it:

Put in the water only until the perk cycle is finished and the light comes on, then stir is the powder. The perk cycle is too hot, the hold temp is OK.

Do not put the steel rod or basket in.

Use about 10% more mix than you think you need. Stir very well.

DO NOT use mix with tiny marshmallows.

A couple of tablespoons of ground cinnamon stirred in, is an improvement.

As soon as done serving, immediately fill with cold water and scrub out. Put at least a quart of water through the spigot. Scrub the little place in the bottom where the steel rod goes, very well. Don't let old chocolate dry by leaving it for morning.

As soon as done serving

Thanks, Ellen! I have a 60 pot urn and was wondering how many cups of hot chocolate mix to use for 60 cups of water? Also, can the mix stand for a while? I serve hot chocolate at football games and usually make the hot water about 2 hours before the game starts. This website is so extremely helpful!!
Usually, a 60 cup urn is actually 60 5-6 ounce cups, or 10-11 quarts (about 2 1/2 gallons) total. For most mixes, 6 pounds of mix makes about 16 quarts (4 gallons).
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