Monday, October 8, 2012

It seems Hot Cocoa season is upon us. *Sigh*

I no longer buy Hot Cocoa mixes at the store. Too many ingredients in them that I can't even pronounce, let alone know what effect they have on a body.

Plus it's so easy to make, it makes a little or a lot, you decide.

3 easy ingredients and it makes kids as well as adult with the kid still inside us happy, and oh so warm..........


Hot Cocoa Mix
1 box Carnation: Instant Nonfat Dry Milk, 25.6 oz
3-3 1/2 cups powdered sugar, depends on your sweet tooth
2 cups good quality cocoa, I used 1/2 Penzeys Dutch Cocoa and 1/2 Nestle’s

In a large bucket or bowl, mix all the ingredients together using a whisk. Store in lidded container for up to 6 months. To make Hot Cocoa, mix 3 T. Hot Cocoa Mix with 1 cup (8 ounces) hot milk (I prefer milk) or water. Stir. Add marshmallows, cinnamon and cayenne pepper, or a peppermint stick. Top with whipped cream too. Go crazy! Makes about 60 servings.
Note- You may want to make a cup of this cocoa to taste then you can adjust sweetness or add more cocoa to your liking.