Hot Cocoa Mix

Because hot cocoa is synonymous with cold weather, I often make up large batches of cocoa mix for the family to enjoy. It is a great way to warm up and make that harsh weather a little more bearable (It is also a great way to use up my powdered dry milk that I have in the pantry). For the coffee lovers, add some instant coffee granules to add a little more punch to this tasty concoction.

If you’re looking for a low cost gift to give your child’s teachers this year, make up a batch of this cocoa mix and add it to a decorated mason jar and viola! The teachers will love this gift that keeps on giving!


Hot Cocoa Mix

  • 3 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 cup dry milk powder
  • 1 cup powdered non-dairy creamer
  • 1 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons cinnamon
  • 1/4 cup instant coffee granules, optional
  • broken peppermint pieces, sprinkles, mini chocolate chips or mini marshmallows

Makes 4 cups

Instructions:

  1. In a large bowl, combine sugar, milk powder, creamer, cocoa and instant coffee. Mix together until well blended. Store in a sealed container.
  2. To serve, Heat a cup of water per serving (or milk, for a creamier taste.) Stir in 2 to 3 heaping teaspoons of cocoa mixture.

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Tess Pennington is the author of The Prepper’s Cookbook: 300 Recipes to Turn Your Emergency Food into Nutritious, Delicious, Life-Saving Meals. When a catastrophic collapse cripples society, grocery store shelves will empty within days. But if you follow this book’s plan for stocking, organizing and maintaining a proper emergency food supply, your family will have plenty to eat for weeks, months or even years. Visit her web site at ReadyNutrition.com.

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Originally published November 30th, 2012
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  • Rhonda Anne

    How would these   be for long time storage?

    • http://www.readynutrition.com Tess Pennington

      Hi Rhonda,

      You could store this mix for up to 12 months as long as it’s in an airtight container and away from sunlight, moisture or exposed to oxygen.

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