Monday, November 7, 2011
Homemade Convenience Foods: Hot Chocolate
Sorry to have stepped away for so long. I planned on coming back and each day just seemed to push on and on til here we are almost a month later.
We are now in the thick of my most favorite time of the year and as the weather is definitely turning quite cool around here, my children are requesting their daily dose of hot chocolate during our morning hours of school once chores are completed. They come in with little pink noses and soft rosy cheeks, pulling off the gloves and toboggans eager to see if Moma has something to warm them to their toes.
I actually did break down and buy one box of instant cocoa a week or so ago... lemme just say, blech!
So I decided to get out a big jar and make up some to have on hand.
This is how easy it is...
I've got it put in a pickle (gallon) jar so we have some ready when friends come calling, feel free to cut it down if you don't expect to use so much.
For Hot Chocolate:
7 cups sugar
5 cups cocoa
2 tablespoons of salt
Mix this together throughly.
All you do is add this to warm milk about 2 tablespoons at a time.
For Hot Cocoa:
3 cups cocoa
4 1/2 cups sugar
6 1/2 cups powdered milk
1/3 tsp salt
Mix together throughly.
Add to hot water about 2 tablespoons at a time.
I hope you enjoy this easy way to keep your children, your guests, and yourselves warm and toasty on those chilly mornings ahead.