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

Posted by kim31kim (My Page) on
Sat, Dec 15, 01 at 8:08

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
Kim


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

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.


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

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!
~Jude~


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

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!


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

Hi there. When you say powdered sugar, are you talking granulated or confectioners? Sorry, my brain is not working this morning.
Thank you!


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

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!


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

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!


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

hi all..

thanks so much for all the recipes!

:)
Kim


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