Monday, December 17, 2012

12 Gifts of Christmas: Homemade Instant Hot Cocoa Mix

I know that packets of hot cocoa are inexpensive, but making your own can be just a little cheaper and a whole lot better for you. If you are trying to keep high fructose corn syrup out of your families' diet, you will be out of luck with most store-bought packets. Most packets also contain preservatives as well. This recipe is simple to make, although if I am honest I would much rather prefer making my hot cocoa with liquid milk, but having homemade packets to bring along when you are camping are pretty handy. Making up some of these packets and tying them together with a nice ribbon would make a good Christmas present as well.

Homemade Instant Hot Cocoa 
makes 1 serving (packet)

1/3 C powdered milk
1 tsp cocoa powder
1 tsp raw sugar

Mix above ingredients together in a mug. Pour in hot water and stir until dissolved. Enjoy!

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