My mom used to make a mix for our family growing up and then I made for mine. It was good, but I have taken the base and kicked it up a notch or two and I think it is better than the expensive kinds you buy in the cans. You can make it a dark chocolate or a more mild milk chocolate; depending on your taste. Serve with whipped cream, marshmallows, candy canes – whatever your heart desires. It’s homemade and EXTRAORDINARY!
Extraordinary Instant Hot Cocoa Mix
21 – 26 oz. container of Nestle instant chocolate milk powder mix
1 cup powdered sugar
15-16 oz. powdered non-dairy creamer, original flavor
5 cups dry powdered milk, do NOT combine with water
2 Tablespoons – 1/2 cup of dutch processed cocoa powder – the amount depends on how deep you like your chocolate flavor, a few Tablespoons for a mild hot chocolate, more for a darker chocolate flavor – the better quality, the better your product.
2 – 3.56 oz. boxes of Hershey’s instant chocolate pudding OR milk chocolate if you prefer a more mild chocolate flavored hot chocolate- dry, do not prepare pudding mix
Mix all the ingredients together in a large bowl, And blend until completely combined.
Store in tight sealing containers up to 6 months.
To serve, mix 1/4 -1/3 cup hot chocolate mix to 1 cup hot water to desired strength.
Carrie Groneman’s recipe, Copyright A Mother’s Shadow, 2016
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