Here in the Northeast we are about to head into a week-long cold spell… the likes of which we haven’t seen in a few years. Temperatures aren’t supposed to get above the 20’s, but the “feel-like” temperatures will be closer to zero! So it is the perfect time to warm up the kiddos with a mug of hot chocolate! At our house we prefer to make our own large-sized tub of homemade hot cocoa mix rather than buying those expensive single-serving pouches at the grocery store. And we think this recipe tastes better too!
Homemade Hot Cocoa Mix:*Adapted from Family Fun.com
Makes one very large tub of cocoa mix… enough to last one large-sized family a few months! (About 8 cups of hot cocoa mix)4 cups nonfat dry milk powder 1 1/2 cups of sugar 1 cup of unsweetened cocoa powder (I prefer Hersheys or Ghiradelli) 1 cup of mini-sized semi-sweet chocolate chips 1 cup of powdered nondairy creamer 1/4 teaspoon of salt
Mix all of the ingredients in one large tub until well blended.
Add hot water to 3-4 tablespoons of the homemade hot cocoa mix and stir well! Add mini-marshmallows if desired!
Container and Label:
I received an email from a reader asking about the plastic tub container I used and if I could please share a printable version of the label I created…. so here you go! The plastic tub was recycled from a prior use in my home- I can’t even recall what was originally in it!
And if you’d like to print a copy of the label I created, simply click on the image below and print!
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