It is a hot cocoa kind of morning. Raining and chilly out side. This time of year I like to make up a large batch of hot cocoa mix to share and to last me all winter. It is also money saving.
1 box (14 qt. size) powdered milk
1 lb. box powdered sugar
1 2 lb. box Nestle's Quik or similar product
¼ cup of dark chocolate unsweetened cocoa
8 oz. jar coffee creamer
In a large airtight container (a
Texas gallon ice cream bucket works well),
mix ingredients together well until even colored and no streaks remain. Cover
tightly with a snap top lid and keep away from humidity. Put a plastic 1/4 or
1/3 measuring cup in the container and leave it there for convenient measuring.
Measure out 1/4 or 1/3 cup of the mix and stir into 1 cup boiling water and stir well. I like to leave a measuring cup right in the container so I know how much to use or you can use a Sharpie and write on top of the container. Drop in some miniature marshmallows or dollop of whipped cream to make it extra rich. Christmas season serve it with a peppermint candy cane.
This also makes a nice Christmas gift. Fill a mason jar with the mix and tie a nice Christmas bow on it. You can also put a tag on it with the recipe so they can make it.
It makes many servings and keeps indefinitely.
Nice thing to warm up your Tricker or Treaters when they come back from the evening out. Have a safe and happy Halloween. Keep warm, be happy and may God bless you and yours.