Hot Cocoa Mix

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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.

2 thoughts on “Hot Cocoa Mix

  1. Judy

    Mmm, hot cocoa with a hint of cayenne. I had some of that this evening. Definitely warms the body and soul. This is similar to the one my Mom has made for years but she also puts in non-dairy coffee creamer- yuck- talk about a chemical mess. I may try yours.

    1. Stephany

      Hi Judy! I have an elixir I make from with cacao nibs, cayenne that is kind of an antioxidant circulatory stimulant. It is a great mix. I also like nutmeg.

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