Friday, October 26, 2012

Homemade Hot Cocoa Mix

On nights like this, who doesn't love a glass of hot cocoa?  Here is my bulk recipe for hot cocoa dry mix.  It makes a large batch, so make it now and enjoy delicious, creamy hot cocoa all season long.  (I think it will make great party favors for holiday parties, too!)  This recipe makes a very sweet and creamy hot chocolate.  This year, I decided to try french vanilla creamer instead of regular to make a french vanilla hot cocoa mix.  My family likes to put a small spoonful of marshmallow cream on top and let it melt into it as well.  Mmmm.  Michael prefers his hot chocolate approximately the consistency of a melted Hershey's bar, so it's a little mild for him.  He usually mixes in some extra cocoa powder.  Like most things, do what tastes right to you.

Homemade Hot Cocoa Mix
Ingredients:
- 1 box instant nonfat dry milk (the size that makes 8 quarts)
- 4 1/2 cups Nestle chocolate Nesquik
- 1 1/2 cups powdered creamer
- 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
- secret ingredient:  a big dash of holiday cheer!!



Directions:

1.  Combine all ingredients in a large bowl or gallon ziplock bag.



2.  Shake or stir to combine.



3.  Store in airtight container, ziplock bag, or ladle into Ball jars.  Top with mini marshmallows for a cute, festive gift.



4.  To enjoy, stir 2-4 heaping spoonfuls into a mug of hot water.  (depending on the size of the mug and how strong you like it).  Top with marshmallow cream or mini marshmallows.

instant holiday cheer!


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