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Hot Chocolate Mix

October 25, 2008

For years I always loved Hershey’s Syrup mixed with hot milk for hot chocolate. Topped with marshmellows or with a peppermint stick, it was fabulous. I didn’t care for dry mixes at all and please, no water!

However, a few years ago my mom gave me a jar of French Vanilla Hot Cocoa Mix that she’d made for me. I loved it! And I made a ton for gifts last Christmas. It’s makes a perfect gift when put in a canning jar with a pretty label and placed along with mugs, homemade marshmellows, sugar/cinnamon popcorn, and a gift certificate to Blockbuster. I even found a sugar free version to make my diabetic uncle!

So today I whipped myself up a big batch for the upcoming months. I think I’m going to go make some and curl up on the couch and watch a movie. You can too. Here’s the recipe:

French Vanilla Hot Cocoa Mix

2 1/2 Cup Dry Milk Powder

1 1/4 C. Powdered Sugar

1/2 Cup Cocoa

1/2 Cup Vanilla Creamer (dry) I used Coffee-Mate Sugar Free, since there’s already powdered sugar in it.

Mix and add 1/3 cup to your mug and stir in hot milk.

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11 Comments leave one →
  1. October 25, 2008 8:09 pm

    hmmm….yeah, gonna have to try this one. I’m like you, not big on powder…and ew! water! But, I trust you and your taste buds so I’m giving it a go!

  2. Ashleigh permalink
    October 26, 2008 9:00 am

    I’ll have to try this! I love hot chocolate.

  3. October 26, 2008 4:16 pm

    You brought back fond memories…I always used to make hot chocolate with Hershey’s syrup and milk when I was a kid! I’ll have to try this one. Hot chocolate is one of winter’s few redeeming qualities, as far as I’m concerned.

  4. October 26, 2008 4:19 pm

    You know, this was the first time making it sugar free and I like it better with the regular creamer. It’s not a big difference, but it changed the taste. Just a FYI!

  5. October 27, 2008 10:58 am

    Funny that you just posted this! I was just looking online for a good homemade cocoa recipe and have one to try.

    It’s got many of the same ingredients, I just need to pare it down to a smaller quantity to try first. (powdered sugar, cocoa, creamer and cinnamon) I bought hazelnut creamer and am anxious to see how it complements the cinnamon. YUM!!!

  6. Bethany permalink
    October 28, 2008 5:05 pm

    Oh this looks really good.

  7. October 29, 2008 10:43 am

    Okay~ I’ve become a total snob with Hot Chocolate ever since Bill’s mom made some for me from scratch about a year ago. Now I can’t go near the packet mixes, as they just aren’t the same. I’ve even started making my own Hot Cocoa from scratch…my favorite is with Dark Chocolate Cocoa, and I melt in Dark Chocolate Squares….

    This recipe looks awesome; I can’t wait to try it, as I never thought of using dried Milk???? I looked at the recipe, and was like, “They make dried Milk????” (Yeah, give me a break…I’m just getting into this cooking thing….)

  8. November 5, 2008 1:53 pm

    Can you post the sugar free version you made for your uncle? :-) Thanks!

  9. December 20, 2008 3:18 pm

    I decided to use this recipe for Christmas gifts this year and added a TBS of cinnamon and a 1/4 tsp. of nutmeg for a little holiday flair. So yummy! Thanks for sharing!

  10. December 20, 2008 10:32 pm

    I made this for the first time tonight. So far Ben, Dan B, Joel, and I have indulged. It’s a big hit! I think I’ve just found an easy, delicious gift that’s sure to please.

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