February 10, 2016

Homemade Hot Chocolate Mix

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In this cold winter weather, keep your loved ones deliciously warm with Homemade Hot Chocolate Mix.  Make up a big batch to keep on hand ~ and you'll be ready anytime to share a creamy mugful with the ones you love!  Thank you to REAL® Seal for sponsoring this post, and for certifying the REAL® dairy products that make this Homemade Hot Chocolate Mix extra delicious.

Homemade Hot Chocolate Mix ~ keep a batch of this easy mix on hand and enjoy a creamy mugful of hot cocoa any time!   www.thekitchenismyplayground.com


February is the month of love!  And that's exactly why the folks at REAL® Seal invited me to share a recipe this month {featuring a REAL®-certified dairy product, of course} that shows someone that I love them.   

This was a very easy invitation for me, my friends.  Because I'm thrilled to say that just a few short weeks ago ... 7 weeks ago yesterday, to be exact ... my husband and I welcomed a 5-year-old little girl into our family!!
In those short 7 weeks, Little Miss H has already filled our home and our hearts with love.  Sure, life is way crazier, free time is non-existent, and a quiet house is something from a by-gone era ... but the amazing bear-hugs are way more plentiful!

Would you like to know two of Little Miss H's loves?

Chocolate.  And helping me out in the kitchen.  A girl truly after my heart, right there!  So of course, we had to combine those two loves ... and whip up a batch of homemade Hot Chocolate Mix together.  And of course, we've had to enjoy several mugfuls together, too!

 Homemade Hot Chocolate Mix ~ keep a batch of this easy mix on hand and enjoy a creamy mugful of hot cocoa any time!   www.thekitchenismyplayground.com

Little Miss H enjoys hers best with marshmallows.  And I must admit, I do, too.

Our homemade hot chocolate mix recipe is based on the homemade hot chocolate mix my Mom used to make for me when I was growing up.  At the start of every winter, Mom would make a huge batch of mix and store it in a big jar in our cupboard.  On countless days throughout the winter, we'd enjoy delicious mugfuls of hot chocolate after playing for hours on-end out in the cold Vermont snow.  There was just nothing better to thaw you out from that cold!

Now, I feel as though I'm passing the hot chocolate love down to the next generation.  And that warms my heart ... almost as much as a big ol' bear hug from Little Miss H.

The hot chocolate mix gets it's creaminess from REAL®-certified Carnation instant nonfat dry milk ...

Homemade Hot Chocolate Mix ~ keep a batch of this easy mix on hand and enjoy a creamy mugful of hot cocoa any time!   www.thekitchenismyplayground.com


See, the REAL® Seal provides individuals and families with a guarantee they're buying the wholesomeness of genuine U.S.-made dairy products.  Compared to their imitators, REAL® Seal products contain a unique package of nine essential nutrients that people of all ages need.  Visit REAL® Seal on Facebook  or REAL® Seal on Pinterest to learn more.  And look for the red REAL® Seal drop emblem when shopping to be sure you're getting genuine U.S.-made dairy products!

Then to whip up this homemade Hot Chocolate Mix, simply place REAL® Carnation instant nonfat dry milk in a large container and add chocolate milk powder, cocoa, confectioners' sugar, and coffee creamer.  Next, shake it up all up until it's well combined.  For our batch, the shaking was a job that Little Miss H took on ...

Homemade Hot Chocolate Mix ~ keep a batch of this easy mix on hand and enjoy a creamy mugful of hot cocoa any time!   www.thekitchenismyplayground.com

Once all the fun shaking is done, you've got homemade Hot Chocolate Mix at-the-ready whenever you get a hankering to enjoy a mugful.

Homemade Hot Chocolate Mix ~ keep a batch of this easy mix on hand and enjoy a creamy mugful of hot cocoa any time!   www.thekitchenismyplayground.com

So in these cold winter months, keep your loved ones deliciously warm with homemade Hot Chocolate Mix.  Keep a big batch on hand ~ and you'll be ready anytime to share a creamy mugful with the ones you love!

Homemade Hot Chocolate Mix ~ keep a batch of this easy mix on hand and enjoy a creamy mugful of hot cocoa any time!   www.thekitchenismyplayground.com
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Homemade Hot Chocolate Mix
(Printable recipe)
Ingredients
  • 1 (makes 8 quarts) box REAL® Carnation instant nonfat dry milk
  • 3 1/2 c. confectioners' sugar
  • 1 (6 oz.) jar plain powdered coffee creamer
  • 1 (18.7 oz.) package Nestle Nesquick powder
  • 3/4 c. unsweetened cocoa
Directions
  1. Mix all ingredients thoroughly. Store in an airtight container for up to six months.
  2. TO PREPARE A MUG OF HOT CHOCOLATE: Place 1/4 cup mix in a mug. Add 8 ounces boiling water; stir until hot chocolate mix is dissolved. Top with marshmallows, if desired.
Enjoy!





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4 comments:

  1. Wow, congratulations on adding to your family!

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  2. Been wanting to make some homemade hot cocoa, thanks for sharing! Pinning for later! Visiting from Miz Helen's Full Plate Thursday link party!

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  3. Very useful post, thanks for sharing with Hearth and soul bloghop. pinning.

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