There is nothing better on a cold or gloomy day than a steaming cup of hot chocolate. In a pinch, a packet of Swiss Miss or other instant hot chocolate will do. If you have some time, there is always the traditional hot cocoa way to go……you know, the one on the back of the cocoa can. I prefer the taste of homemade hot chocolate with the convenience of an instant. Problem is, that can get pricey when you have a pretty big family, or a healthy hot chocolate appetite like I do.
This is what you will need:
So, here is a recipe for the best of both worlds:
10 Cups Powdered Milk
4 Cups Powdered Sugar
2 Cups Coffee Creamer (the cheap stuff works great)
2 Cups Cocoa
Optional add 2 Tablespoons Cinnamon
Mix all ingredients together in a large bowl. Take it slow, powdered sugar is very light and can get everywhere, so stir it up slow and thorough. I use a large Tupperware cereal container to keep the mixture in along with a 1/4 cup measuring cup.
1 scoop per 8 oz. of hot water (Quick Tip: I run water only through my coffee pot so I have a pot of hot water ready for hot chocolate in a matter of minutes)
…..add marshmallows or whipped topping.
Kat Smith is a 39-year-old insanely busy mother of three fantastic young people. Married to an amazing hubby Jeremy, a man 7 years her junior (he had to be younger to keep up with the fun at her house).
She is a full-time working parent dealing with a sometimes debilitating nerve disease, and a part-time ex-husband. She has been writing for decades yet she is new to blogging. She writes to expose her truth, shares her hobbies, feelings, struggles, triumphs and daily survival. She loves a great gel pen, photography, DIY projects and she tries not to let her OCD make other people crazy. Learn more about Kat on her personal blog: www.mytaintedview.com Follow her on Twitter: @MrsKatSmith and Pinterest.