Thursday, December 13, 2012

Homemade Hot Cocoa Mix

If you are looking for an inexpensive gift to give this season, this is a recipe we have had around for years, it's another one from our Aunt Joanne. It's always a great gift for those on your list that you don't know what to buy. I have tried several recipes for hot chocolate mixes but this one is a favorite. It makes a cute gift in a jar or even a single serving given in a cute bag. I found these little glass spice jars at our Bed Bath and Beyond Store, they came in a pack of 4 for under $5. Give it with a bag of our Simply Homemade Marshmallows to make it even more special!
What you need:
This will make about 2 quart jars of powder, enough for several servings (or gifts!)
  • 10 cups of powdered milk
  • 6 oz container of powdered coffee creamer, I used the store brand french vanilla
  • 1 lb. container of Nestle or Hershey Cocoa Powder
  • 1-2 cups powdered sugar
Pour all ingredients into a large bowl and mix together. Then put into separate containers or jars for gifts.

To make the hot cocoa: use 1/4 cup of mix to 8 oz of hot water or milk. Remember to put the instructions on the gift!
You might want to make a cup for yourself  to enjoy before you give it away!

~Simply Angie

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