So we reverted back to the powdery packets of ho-hum. But I quickly tired of tasteless tan liquid. I searched for recipes on Pinterest, Food Network and allrecipes but who to believe? Recently I beseeched my Facebook friends for their favorite, tried-and-true hot cocoa mix recipe. And one came up a near winner!
The Chocolatiest Homemade Hot Cocoa Mix
1 (8 qt) box dry milk
2 large boxes instant chocolate pudding mix
2 (30 oz) containers chocolate drink mix
½ c. powdered sugar
1 medium jar coffee creamer
Mix together and store in airtight container. Add ¼ c. mix to each 6 oz. water. Top with marshmallows or whipped cream.
If you are adventurous, add a tablespoon or two of cinnamon to the batch (I'm the only one here who likes cinnamon in my hot cocoa (and my chocolate chip cookies) so I just shake a little in my cup when I prepare it).
If you decide you have already long ago derailed the train called Self-Control, add a dribble of real cream when you prepare a cup.
And, as a side note, I always thought dry powdered milk was supposed to be cheaper than regular milk? I only buy a box every year or two but egads - it's way more expensive than I remembered. I think I calculated the total cost of this recipe to be around $11.00 and it should yield about 66 servings.