Thursday, March 06, 2014
I feel like I should not be writing about this in March, but it is still currently below freezing with more snow on the way. While living in California, I did not drink hot cocoa at all as far as I can remember. Now that I'm back in the Midwest, I drink it all the time. Instead of having to heat up milk every time I make it, I came up with a way to make it in advance to where all I have to do is add hot water. You can either turn on your hot water at your sink or do like I do and make a cup of hot water using my coffee maker. (I don't trust the hot water from our sink, so we always have filtered water in the fridge.) Here is the recipe:
Hot Cocoa Mix:
3 Cups Store bought Hot Cocoa (We use the Hyvee brand that normally uses 2 TBSP hot cocoa/cup of milk)
8 Cups Instant Dry Milk Powder (in the baking aisle)
Mix the two up together & store in an airtight container. When you're ready for your cup of hot cocoa, measure 1/3 Cup Hot Cocoa Mix & 7/8 Cup Hot Water. Stir & enjoy. (For an extra special touch, you can add a tiny bit of Almond Extract.)
I always like to label my DIY things with the measurements so that when I run out, I don't have to search for the recipe or instructions.