Hot Cocoa Mix

We love Hot Cocoa and have tried many recipes! Laura, my daughter, has “tweaked” this recipe to become one of our favorite homemade hot cocoa recipes.

Hot-Cocoa-Mix-in-JarIt’s very easy to make at home or share as a gift in a jar for a friend!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hot Cocoa Mix
 
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Recipe type: Drinks
Ingredients
  • 2 cups nonfat dry milk
  • 1 cup sugar
  • ½ cup cocoa
  • ½ cup non-dairy creamer
  • 1 dash of salt
  • miniature marshmallows, optional
  • Combine ingredients and mix well. Store in an airtight container. Yield 4 cups mix
Instructions
  1. Add 3 to 4 tablespoons of mix to your favorite mug and fill with boiling water. Stir to blend. Add some marshmallows or cream.
  2. Sometimes we like to add some miniature marshmallows to the mix and then fill a quart jar with the cocoa mix and miniature marshmallows combination. The marshmallows dry and get firm, but soften when hot water is added.
  3. For gift giving, one year we used clean one-quart mayonnaise jars for the cocoa mix. On red paper, my son wrote the directions and added a cute poem. He cut it out with pinking shears and glued it onto the jar. We used regular canning lids and rings for the jars rather than the mayonnaise lids. Add a circle of holiday fabric, which has been trimmed with pinking shears and tie with some raffia or ribbon. You can also attach a peppermint stick or candy cane to top of the jar with the raffia or ribbon. This gift is always well received!
Notes
Gift Tag Ideas:
Wishing you a Warm and Wonderful Christmas!
Wishing you a Warm and Wonderful Holiday Season!


Snowman Soup:
When the weather outside is frightful,
Snowman Soup can be delightful.
May it warm your spirit and your soul.
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When you feel a chill or burrrrrr,
Use the peppermint stick to stir.
Add hot water and sip it slow.
Let it Snow, Let it Snow, Let it Snow.