Here in Texas it doesn't get nearly as cold as it did when I was a child growing up in Pennsylvania.
But it does get chilly, and the young-men-folk on the farm think they are gonna die when it gets frosty outside.
So we use lots of homemade cocoa to help keep the poor little darlings warm on those few chilly mornings.
This is our favorite recipe.
And it only costs pennies a cup!
Dana's Creamy Hot Cocoa Master Mix
2 cups nonfat dry milk
2-3 cups powdered sugar (or to taste)
1 cup unsweetened powdered cocoa
2 cup non-dairy powdered coffee creamer
dash of salt
1.) Combine all of the ingredients, mix until well blended.
2.) Store in an air-tight container.
To make Hot Cocoa..
spoon approx 1/3 cup of mix into a mug.
Fill with boiling water.
Top with marshmallows.
Tip!! Make your own marshmallows too!
They are so much better than store bought and easy too!
My recipe can be found HERE.
For Mocha... substitute coffee for the boiling water.
sprinkle with cinnamon.
use French Vanilla creamer. (you may want to reduce the amount of sugar added tho)
top with homemade marshmallows.
add a dash of cayenne pepper.
*Attach a baggie of homemade marshmallows to a mug of Hot Cocoa Mix for a GREAT teachers gift!*
1 year ago