Here’s a“Christmas Miracle”for you….we have 10 more days until Christmas and I have already made and packaged my neighbor/friend/co-worker gifts! I know, I know…pretty crazy huh? I’m usually frantically baking right up until Christmas Eve. But not this year…this year I’ve been inspired by all the wonderful things I see on Pinterest and in Blogland and could hardly wait to give at least one a try.
I <3 hot chocolate! But, believe it or not, have never made my own. Why? I have no idea because it is so easy, it’s kind of ridiculous.
I used this simple recipe for Homemade Hot Chocolate Mix at EatAtHomeCook.com.
It’s SUPER fast and easy to make…and delicious too! As a matter of fact, I am sipping a large mug-full of it right now and it is smooth, creamy, and just the right amount of sweet.
Plus, when you add the mix to your hot water or milk…it dissolves beautifully! No globs floating on top! (I only had BIG marshamallows, so I cut them in fourths. That would explain the strangely shaped white things floating on top!)
Here’s what you’ll need:
4 cups powdered milk
21.8 oz box Nestle’s Quik
16 oz instant coffee creamer
1 cup powdered sugar (you can adjust this to taste. I like it a little less sweet and this amount is perfect).
Mix all of this together in a big bowl. (Trust me on this one!) Pour back into the empty containers to store. To make a mug of cocoa, fill it with water or milk and heat in the microwave. Add 3-5 heaping spoons of mix to the cup and stir well.
The mason jars aren’t an original idea…but I have SO many jars and lids left over from my son’s recent Open House where we served “Dessert In A Jar”…that it made perfect sense to use these.
I then printed out these charming gift tagsat SassAndPeril.com, slapped them on some brown craft paper using spray adhesive….and after a little drying time….cut them out and tied them to the jar with some jute twine. I also printed out the recipe (and a silly little poem I made up on the spur of the moment…so don’t judge too harshly) and glued it to the OTHER side of the tag….but forgot to take a picture of it. :-/
Yay! Moving on to next project!! Have a great Saturday everyone!!
Anyway, I found THE easiest way to “make” this for keeping on hand at home.
Here we go:
- Buy one of these one-gallon containers (or something similar). I bought mine at Wal-mart for less than $3.
- Dump all the ingredients into the container.
- Put lid on tight.
- Put on shelf in pantry. :-)
It just doesn’t get ANY easier than that my friends!