Friday, January 21, 2011

Hot Cocoa Mix

If you're living in Wisconsin like I am, where it's -10 degrees outside but feels like -20 with the wind chill and under a wind chill advisory, you may be tempted to grab some hot cocoa like me.

(my camera wasn't cooperating for these photos)

I hate coffee.  I don't like the taste of it.  If I ever went to a Starbucks I'd be the one special ordering it so I don't taste the coffee (Yes I live a sheltered life).  I used to drink it in the morning to get me through the day though.  I would load it with sugar and a chocolate caramel creamer.  It actually tasted decent when I was done with it, however, my body didn't like it and I would go into details, you don't want to hear them. While I miss the caffeine in the morning, I'll be happy with this.  

I do love hot cocoa, drinking it at all times of the year.  I don't like the mixes you get from the store.  They tend to get expensive if you're buying a lot and they taste bland.  I'm too lazy to stand at the stove to make some.  So here I bring you a homemade powdered mix.  I'm on my 3rd container of it this winter (yes I drink a lot of it, I really like hot cocoa), usually having a couple cups during the day.

This recipe makes A LOT.  So make sure you have a large container on hand to store it in.

Hot Cocoa Mix

10 Cups Dry Milk
5 Cups Powdered Sugar
2 Cups Dutch Processed Cocoa
2 Cups Chocolate Powdered Non Dairy Creamer
1 Package Candy Canes (optional)

In a very large bowl (see above) mix together milk, sugar, cocoa, and creamer. If using candy canes, crush to a powder in a food processor and add to the mix.  Store in an air tight container.

This is the container I use to hold it all in.  Very large.

To serve, mix 4 Tbsp with a cup of hot milk or water.  Top with some mini marshmallows if you'd like.



The Galley Gourmet said...

It's -4ºF in Northern Illinois right now--perfect for a cup of hot cocoa. Thanks for stopping by my blog. Nice to meet you:)

Alisa said...

Nothing beats making your own hot chocolate and I love how you added candy canes to the mix.I came across your site from the foodieblogroll and I'd love to guide Foodista readers to your site. I hope you could add this hot chocolate widget at the end of this post so we could add you in our list of food bloggers who blogged about recipes for hot chocolate,Thanks!

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