Tis the season for Hot Cocoa and this creamy, dreamy, chocolatey mix will really hit the spot on cold, damp, winter days. A hit with both the kiddos and adults, Hot Cocoa never goes out of style! My recipe is extra creamy because I use both dry powdered milk in the mix and then add six ounces of hot milk to two tablespoons of the mix and oh my, it is luscious! There’s an added bonus, because we’re making this as a “Food in a Jar, Gift Mix!” That’s right, this recipe will make 20 servings. Placed in a clear glass jar and decorated as you wish with a cloth hat, colorful ribbon and a neat little tag with the directions, this makes a lovely, delicious and economical gift. I add just a hint of cinnamon to my mix which is barely detectable but adds another layer of flavor. Because it is the Christmas season, tuck a candy cane or peppermint lollipop in the ribbon for extra jollyness. I think this would make an excellent teacher gift or a gift exchange at your annual cookie party. We have a neighbor who loves Hot Cocoa and I’ll be sending one of these up to her.
A few simple ingredients is all we will need!