|I wrap the needed items for our Advent Calendar and put them on our mantle|
so we can enjoy our adventures each day!
The original is from FamilyFun.com and is called Best Hot Cocoa Mix. They suggest using it for gifting mainly but I find with a few tweaks and additives it becomes quite delish and amazing for both family time and gifting!
Homemade Hot Chocolate
~2 Cups Nonfat Dry Milk Powder ( I prefer a higher milk content)
~3/4 Cup Sugar
~1/2 Cup Unsweetened Cocoa
~1/2 Cup Mini Semisweet Chocolate Chips
~1/2 Cup Powdered Non-dairy Creamer (french vanilla flavored is pretty good too!)
~1/8 Teaspoon Salt
Mix everything together until evenly blended. You can split into fourths at this point and put into Ziploc baggies or you can store in an airtight container for individual use.
To make one cup: Mix 8 oz of boiling water with 3-4 tablespoons of mix. Stir well.
Additives: Candy Cane Stirrers, Mini Marshmallows, Big Marshmallows, Homemade Whip Cream, Liquor (if your old enough), Chocolate Straws, etc. Let your imagination run wild!
I find that boiling water in the coffee pot and adding to the mix in the cup works best. Everyone's tastes are different so you may like a little more or less mix so play around with it a little.
Christmas is crazy regardless of where you are and how you celebrate. Sometimes taking a moment and just relaxing with a steamy cup of Hot Chocolate surrounded by family is just the thing to take the "Christmas Crazy" edge off. I hope you enjoy this great little way to cut the work out and get straight to the family time!
|Warning: Hot Chocolate may cause extreme Sugar High's that |
produce Parental Silliness and Toddler Laughter.
Jules and Monkey