First we need to talk about how important it is to clean off the counter before you start. That way, it won’t look like this:
The recipe I started with belongs to Little Birdie Secrets, but I made one crucial addition:
a small box of chocolate cook & serve pudding. It helps give that “real hot chocolate” mouthfeel that is so lacking in other mixes. You’re pouring boiling water into this mix – while it cools, the pudding is “cooking”. Just give it a stir before you drink it.
And I made the decision to round it all off. None of that hanky panky with 3/4 C here and there. I can’t tell the difference (and I dare you to tell me different )
And and? I used peppermint mocha creamer. It was good, but not nearly “minty” enough for me. Next time I’ll just wield more chocolate and save the mint for mint choc ice cream <3.
I made some critical judgement errors doing this. First: my largest "mixing" bowl is SO not big enough for this. I had to use the popcorn bowl.
(Okay, so the popcorn bowl IS a mixing bowl. Shush. The boys will NOT let you say that it's a mixing bowl. It's for popcorn. POPCORN. Got it?)
Error number two: For some reason I had it in my head that the recipe only made two quart jars of powder.
Newp. Not a chance. Not even close. Clearly I was not thinking. Anything that takes an entire box of powdered milk is going to make more than two quarts of powder. Derp. I had to look into the computer’s history – the recipe that makes two quart jars of powder is also the one I discarded as overly fussy. (It called for powdered sugar, cocoa powder, AND powdered chocolate milk mix. Seriously.)
(But you know now I want to try that recipe and see if it’s better than this one, right? TRY THEM AAAALLLL!)
Anyways….make this and for heaven’s sake DO NOT share it with the people you work with. Then EVERYONE will want a jar.
(Does the addition of one ingredient mean I can make it mine all mine? GONNA ANYWAY CUZ THAT IS HOW I ROLL)
Em’s SuperAwesome Hot Cocoa Mix
10 cups dry milk powder
5 cups sifted confectioners’ sugar
2 cups unsweetened cocoa powder
2 cups powdered non-dairy creamer
1 small box chocolate cook & serve pudding
A word of advice: pour slowly – the powdered ingredients will poof up right in your face if you don’t. Stir everything until well-mixed. Fill every quart jar in the house, a gallon bag or three…whatever trips your trigger.