Sunday, December 6, 2009

Gift of Christmas.....Hot Chocolate!!!!

Winter brings with it images of snowflakes, snowmen, and freezing cold weather. The following recipes can be made from several Food Storage items and given as gifts or enjoyed at home. (from

Amaretto Cocoa Mix

10 1/2 C. non-fat dry milk
4 C. confectioners' sugar
2 (8 oz.) jars Amaretto flavored non-dairy powdered creamer
3 1/2 C. Nestle's Quik
2 3/4 C. non-dairy powdered creamer
1/2 tsp. salt
Measure all into a large bowl, mixing well. Divide into small pint jars as gifts.Attach a Tag:Amaretto Cocoa: Add 3 Tbsp to 1 Mug of hot water or cold milk.

Instant Diabetic Cocoa Mix

2 cups nonfat dry milk powder
1/2 cup lower-fat powdered nondairy creamer
1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
10 packets Equal® sweetener or 1 Tblsp Equal® for Recipes or Equal Equivalent
Measure all ingredients into a Ziploc Bag. Shake well, Close & Store.
To Use: 1/3 c. per mug

Mexican Hot Chocolate Mix
1/3 cup light brown sugar
3/4 tsp. ground cinnamon
1 1/2 tsp. powdered vanilla
1/4 cup cocoa
2 1/2 cups powdered milk

Measure all ingredients into a ziploc bag and shake well.
To use: add 1-2 T of cocoa mix to a mug of boiling water.

Peppermint Cocoa Mix (non-dairy)

3 (4 1/2-inch) peppermint sticks
1 cup powdered sugar
1 cup powdered non-dairy creamer
3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa
Measure all ingredients into a blender grind until powdery and well blended.
Vacuum Seal Mix or store covered.
Per Mug: 1/4 c. mix, boiling water to fill.

Try some on a cold winter morning....your family will thank you!

Addendum: I recently got this good information from my sister.

I saw your blog... A while ago, I needed to 'doctor up' the dry pack hot chocolate mix from the church. It was very watery. So I added some chocolate pudding to it. It made it MUCH better. So here is a recipe that I use, don't have to get cannery stuff anymore. Just thought you might want a little push for additional food storage usage. You can adjust amounts to your liking. Ingredients:

3 cups powered Sugar
8 oz. non-fat dry milk
16 oz. Instant Chocolate Milk
6 oz. non-dairy creamer
1 large box instant chocolate pudding
dash of salt
1/2 tsp. powdered vanilla flavoring

The pudding makes it really creamy.

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