Thursday, February 21, 2013

Hot Cocoa

Today is one of those days, where just looking out the window freezes you to the core.
My honey should be home soon.  He has been out driving in this mess all morning.  Driving and delivering and freezing.  But, I have something ready and waiting.  Something that will warm him through!
Hot Cocoa.  He likes his with lots of marshmallows!


These are the basic ingredients:
4 cups of instant nonfat dry milk powder
2 cups of sugar
1 cup of powdered non-dairy creamer
2/3 cup unsweetened cocoa
1 package of instant store-bought chocolate or vanilla pudding mix (French Vanilla pudding mix is amazing in this cocoa.
 Pour all of those ingredients into a large bowl.  (Be sure that you manage to make a mess of it all over your secret ingredient, it makes it taste better.)  Then dip into your secret ingredient...instant coffee.  I use this decaf. kind, only for coffee mixes.  If you mix 1 tablespoon of this into your cocoa, something wonderful happens.  Don't worry, it doesn't turn it into a coffee drink.  Just this little bit makes you cocoa taste more like chocolate.  Try it.  I dare ya!
If you want you mix to be a finer, more uniform grain, you can pulse it in a blender.
At this point, you can pour it into a container and wrap it up for a nice gift.
 you can enjoy a nice steamy, creamy cup with your lunch, right away.

Stir 1/3 cup of cocoa mix into 1 cup of hot water.  Top with mini marshmallows.

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