Cold, snowy, winter days at our house mean one thing...hot cocoa. Sometimes it's the only way I can get the kids to back in the house before frostbite sets in. I love the rich, creamy kind that my mom always makes. The kind with fresh milk. Sometimes though, I find myself with three freezing children and not enough milk in the house.
I was thrilled to discover how quick and easy it is to make homemade cocoa mix. It offers the ease and convenience of the store bought packets, but tastes much better. After much trial and error, here is the recipe that I came up with. Enjoy!
1 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
4 cups nonfat dry milk
1&1/4 cups sugar
1/2 tsp cinnamon
marshmallows or whipped cream for serving optional
Mix all of the ingredients together in a canister with a securely locking lid. Shake well to mix.
For cocoa, use 1/2 cup mix per 1 cup water. Put desired amount in a large saucepan and stir over medium heat until hot. Store remaining mix in tightly sealed container.