This is one of those recipes that I use to save money, although truth be known, it isn’t really any cheaper than that Swiss Miss crud you buy at the store.
On the other hand, I can control the quantity and quality of the ingredients when I make it myself and I buy bulk cocoa and sugar which are fairly traded. I am kind of a stickler on that one, and this is definitely cheaper than the fair-trade brands out there.
Hot Cocoa Mix
6 c. non-fat dry milk powder
1 cup malted milk
1 c. cocoa
2 cups powdered sugar
Dash of salt
I usually use 1/4 cup of mix to a cup of water or milk. When I am making this in big batches I just heat five cups of milk in a saucepan and add a cup of the mix.
Any number of powdered herbs can be added to the mix. Experiment with adding traditional spices like cinnamon or nutmeg or get creative and add powdered rose petals.