hot cocoa mix recipe
My kids love hot chocolate. When they come home. After being outside playing, or just because it’s a cold winter day. IT can get expensive buying the containers of cocoa. But making my own hot cocoa mix recipe, I could handle. My daughter likes to make gifts for her friends so this is perfect for her friends (they loved it!). It doesn’t cost a lot and is something most kids love to drink hot cocoa on the colder nights. Or just because it’s there.
preparing to make the mix
You will want to get a huge bowl (I used one that was about 26 cups) to mix all of the ingredients together.
10 cups powder milk
2 cups Nestle Quick
3/4 cup powder sugar
2 cups white sugar
1/2 cup cocoa powder
1 cup powder coffee creamer (plain or flavored)
8 cups mini marshmallows
making hot cocoa mix
In a big bowl, add all the ingredients EXCEPT the marshmallows! Mix the ingredients slowly or you will have a big fluff cloud in your kitchen. Yo u can mix ingredients as you go or wait and mix once all the ingredients are in the bowl.
Taste test the hot chocolate by mixing 1 cup water with 1/4 cup hot chocolate mix. Want a more chocolaty taste, add more cocoa. Want it sweeter, add more sugar. I found it to be not to sweet, and chocolaty enough to make my kids happy.
Once you have it to your liking, it’s time to bag it up.
I put five 1/4 cups in each treat bag with 1 cup of marshmallows on top. This gives each person 5 cups of hot cocoa.
These would make great party favors as well. A little thank you for the delivery people in your life too.