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Sunday, November 25, 2012

DIY Hot Cocoa Mix

When you walk outside in the morning and find that it is now time to scrape your car windows from frost, then it is time for a warm drink.

A hot, thick, chocolaty drink.

I'm not a coffee drinker {although, I do love the smell of it}, so if I am going to drink a hot drink its either tea or hot chocolate.  This will warm up your bones and give you the little jolt of caffeine to get you through the day.

I have yet to make this without scalding the roof of my mouth and tongue, but I am a work in progress...someday I'll learn to let it cool before guzzling.

DIY Hot Cocoa Mix
2 3/4 c. nonfat dry milk powder
2 c. powdered nondairy creamer
1 c. powdered sugar
3/4 c. baking cocoa
1 pkg. {3.9 oz} instant chocolate pudding mix
1/2 c. miniature chocolate chips

In a large airtight container mix the first five ingredients.  If desired, stir in chocolate chips.  Store mix in a cool dry place for up to 6 months.

To prepare cocoa, place 1/3 c. of mix in a mug and pour in 3/4 c. hot milk until blended.

Another great gift idea for the holidays!  Perfect for a stocking stuffer or Secret Santa gift at work.  I'm sure I'll be making up another batch soon, as I don't see this one lasting us too long.

Oh and did I mention throwing a dash of rum or Kahlua in this wouldn't be that bad of an idea either!  For the adults, that is.

Happy Sunday everyone!

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  1. I made this last year and packaged it in mason jars for a gift! I also kept one for myself :)

  2. Totally stealing this idea Ally. I bought four really nice thick glass snowflake mugs for my co-workers, and wasn't sure what to do with them - I think I'll buy those tiny liquor bottles to add to the basket - great idea!!!

    Hope you had a wonderful weekend!

  3. Steph@Been There Baked ThatNovember 25, 2012 at 10:01 PM

    Adding this to my list for Christmas gifts to make!

  4. Jolene (www.everydayfoodie.ca)November 26, 2012 at 11:10 AM

    I never drink hot cocoa, but his homemade version sounds good!!!