I’m a bit of a fuddy-duddy when it comes to sweets in our house. Enter the picture my sisters. Aunt Jennifer and Aunt Joyce treat my children to all kinds of delicious sweets. On a visit to Aunt Joyce’s house last winter, MacGyver was served instant hot cocoa. MacGyver has been dreaming of hot cocoa ever since that blissful day. Today Aunt Joyce convinced me let the children make homemade hot cocoa mix. Besides when it’s cold outside who can resist a creamy cup of hot chocolate? Look for the FREE printable recipe guide at the end of this post.
*1½ cup sugar *1 cup dry milk powder *1 cup powdered nondairy creamer *1 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
* marshmallows optional * cinnamon optional
*blender *measuring cups
Step 1: Add all dry ingredients to blender.
Step 2: Blend all ingredients on high until well mixed.
Step 3: Store cocoa mix in a jar or tin. *Add marshmallows optional.
Step 4: Mix 3 tbsp. cocoa mix with 1 cup hot water. *Top with cinnamon optional.
Valentine Parent or Teacher Gift: Pair this hot cocoa mix with a flavored Italian syrup and you’ve got a delicious Teacher gift for Valentine’s Day. In the classroom, the children can measure and mix together the ingredients for this homemade hot cocoa for their parents. A recipe card can be included with each gift.
Valentine Decorative Hot Cocoa Jar Tops: We gave the children large circles cut from tissue paper. Then we turned them loose with pink, red, white and purple shades of tissue paper, scissors and glue. Younger children can simply tear and glue tissue paper to circles. Older children can add handwritten Valentine messages.
In no time at all, the children had made one-of-a-kind Valentine gift toppers for their jars of homemade hot cocoa mix. MacGyver and Miss Enigma will share their jars with friends, neighbors and Grandparents.
It’s actually chilly here today in South Texas. I think it’s time to enjoy a cup of homemade hot cocoa!
Try a scoop in your coffee and save yourself a trip to Starbucks.
print this recipe: easy homemade hot cocoa mix
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