After a cool evening walk, one of our favorite things to do is grab a cup of hot cocoa! Here’s a quick recipe that will keep your family warm throughout the season!
The basic recipe is made by adding 3 parts nonfat dry milk & 2 parts semisweet chocolate chips.
3 cups instant nonfat dry milk & 2 cups semisweet chocolate chips (12 oz.).
After you mix the amount desired, mix 1/2 of the recipe at a time in a food processor. Store in an airtight container.
To serve, place 3 heaping spoons of mix in a cup of hot water.
If you’d like, you could add a bit of vanilla or marshmallows to your cup.
* This recipe can be stored for up to 6 months!
This would make a great gift for friends, teachers, the mail man, bus driver, or anyone for that matter! Simply put mix in a pretty tin or jar, and include the directions for making on a nice card that you could attach to the container.
You could also put some of the mix in a zip lock bag, stuff that into a nice coffee mug, and attach the recipe for the mix on a handcrafted note card (brown paper bag with a stencil or stamp would be really nice!), and add a cinnamon stick or two. This would also make a great addition to a gift basket.
To stop the mess made by pouring pancake batter from the bowl, squeeze your pancakes into the pan using a meat baster!