The chill of November has finally reached us, more or less. This past Thursday I wrote the ingredients for homemade hot cocoa on my shopping list. One memorable winter when I was in my early teens, my mother made a huge batch of this stuff and stored it in a large bucket with a tupperware lid. We scooped cocoa mix out of that for the whole winter. It was so much fun. Now, I’m low on spare buckets around here so I also bought a 32cup storage container. Coming home, I made the cocoa mix and presented a steaming mug to my official taste tester, aka Haus Meister. My other official taste testers were already asleep. He thought it needed more cocoa, but I think it greatly depends on how much mix you add. It can definitely be too watery. I also did not follow my mom’s recipe to the letter because I had a big tub of cocoa at home. Anyway, here’s my vague recipe with even vaguer instructions:
- 1 standard box instant dry milk.
- 1 bag powdered sugar, 1 cup removed
- 2 boxes Hersheys cocoa (or cocoa of your choice)
- 1 8-10oz container instant coffee creamer
Mix these together and seal in airtight container. Add liberal helping to your mug. Fill with hot water. Stir and enjoy, with or without marshmallows.