Searching for the best 'jar gift' hot cocoa mix.

kim31kimDecember 15, 2001

Hello everybody,

I want to mix up some jars of hot cocoa for xmas gifts.. however I dont have time to try all the various ones... sooo would you guys recommend some that you have tried and you know are wonderful? the ingredients i have on hand are sugar/powderedsugar/hersheys cocoa/salt/cinnamon etc.. I need to purchase the dry nonfat milk.. sometimes that part confuses me though.. if it calls for powdered milk do they mean the dry nonfat milk? I have never purchased this stuff, but its the only 'non-liquid' milk i have seen.

Thanks so much for your help


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I have used both of these recipes for jar cocoa gifts. They are both very Good. Powdered milk and nonfat milk are the same thing.

Hot Chocolate Mix
One is never too old to enjoy hot chocolate, Just the perfect thing for those cold snowy nights in front of the fireplace!!.
3 cups powdered milk
1/2 cup cocoa
3/4 cup sugar
Dash of salt
Sift the ingredients into a large bowl. Pack the mix into an airtight container.
Attach this to the Jar
Hot Chocolate
Serves 1
4 tablespoons Hot Chocolate Mix
8 ounces boiling water
Marshmallows or whipped cream
Place the Hot Chocolate Mix into a mug. Pour in the boiling water. Stir until the Chocolate mix is dissolved. Garnish with marshmallows or whipped cream.

Hot Chocolate Mix

3 cups powdered milk
1/2 cup cocoa
3/4 cup sugar
1/8 tsp. salt

Combine all ingredients. Blend well. Add 4 Tbsp. in mug of hot water.

    Bookmark   December 15, 2001 at 1:52PM
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Hi Kim,

My mother made cocoa mix every winter for
the family and as gifts. The following is
her recipe and makes a huge amount.
Its creamy, rich and wonderful...

2lb. (1 container) Nestles Quick
16oz. (1 jar) Coffeemate creamer
1box (14 qt. size) Powdered Milk
2lbs. Powdered Sugar

Mix ingredients together well.
Store in air tight containers.
Use 1/3 cup of mix per cup of boiling water.

Happy Holidays - ENJOY!

    Bookmark   December 15, 2001 at 3:48PM
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Hi, I use this recipe. My hubby says it's better than Swiss Miss. This also makes alot. I use my roaster pan to mix it in.
Hot Chocolate Mix
8 oz. coffee creamer (I use the cheapest)
16 oz. Nestle Quik
12 oz. powdered sugar
25.6 oz. dry milk (powdered)
Use 3 to 4 Tablespoons per cup
Hope you find one you like.
Merry Christmas!

    Bookmark   December 18, 2001 at 7:45AM
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Hi there. When you say powdered sugar, are you talking granulated or confectioners? Sorry, my brain is not working this morning.
Thank you!

    Bookmark   December 18, 2001 at 10:15AM
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Hi, powdered sugar like you make icing out of. The stuff that looks like powder. It's in a plastic see thru bag. Good Luck! Merry Christmas Everyone!

    Bookmark   December 19, 2001 at 8:03AM
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To give the hot chocolate a little more add some ovaltine to the hot choc. mix. My friends and I do this and it sells ike hotcakes!

    Bookmark   December 22, 2001 at 10:25PM
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hi all..

thanks so much for all the recipes!


    Bookmark   December 24, 2001 at 9:07PM
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