HOT CHOCOLATE MIX

Hot Chocolate Mix & Dehydrated Mini Marshmallows
Homemade hot chocolate mix is something simple you can make at home, and makes extra special gifts for all occasions. To serve, stir 3 heaped tablespoons into a cup of boiling water (or hot milk), then serve. If you have leftover candy canes (or other powdered flavourings), why not grind them up and make a your own flavour of hot chocolate mix!
   
YIELD: 5-6 CUPS
 
INGREDIENTS:
2 1/2 cups skim milk powder
2 cups icing sugar (powdered sugar), sifted
1 cup good quality cocoa powder, sifted
1 teaspoon salt
   
METHOD:
1. Sift ingredients into a bowl. Mix well.
2. Pack into clean, dry, airtight jars.
3. Seal, label and store in your pantry for up to 3 months.
   
How to Make a Hot Chocolate:
Stir 3 heaped tablespoons of hot chocolate mix into 1 cup of boiling water (or hot milk). Serve.
       
FLAVOUR IDEAS:
  • Choc mint mix: add ground candy canes or powdered mint flavouring;
  • Try other flavours (powdered only, no liquids).
     
Author: Megan Radaich          Image credit: Megan Radaich          
Publication: www.foodpreserving.org 
    
Learn how to make more delicious homemade gifts for Christmas with our Christmas Preserving Guide AVAILABLE HERE
   

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