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Homemade Hot Chocolate Mix
This recipe for homemade hot chocolate mix is a great one for packaging in decorative bags or tins and putting in gift baskets - or just enjoying for yourself on a wintery day. The mini chocolate chips enhance the flavor as they melt!
Check out the recipes that follow. While you may not be able to use those as a mix, you could still put together a gift basket with the ingredients and the recipe - add a couple of mugs and candy canes and voila - lovely gift!
- 2 cups nonfat dry milk powder
- 3/4 cup sugar
- 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa
- 1/2 cup mini semisweet chocolate chips
- 1/2 cup powdered nondairy creamer
- 1/8 teaspoon salt
- Measure all of the ingredients into a mixing bowl and whisk them until they are evenly blended.
- Store the mix in a tightly covered container at room temperature until you're ready to package it. Makes about 4 cups of mix.
Tips on Packaging:
- The recipe makes enough for 4 gift-size portions, each of which can be measured into a small plastic bag and tucked into a cup or mug filled with mini marshmallows, candy stick stirrers, and a spoon.
- The mix is also great in little plastic bags tied with a decorative tie with the instructions attached and placed in a gift basket - with mugs of course!
- Wrap each filled gift cup in cellophane and don't forget to include a tag with the following instructions.
- Don't forget to include the instructions: Spoon 3 or 4 generous tablespoons of cocoa mix into your cup (depending on the size), add boiling water, and stir well.
Snow Flake Cocoa
- 2 cups whipping cream
- 6 cups milk
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 1 12-ounce package of white chocolate chips
- Whipped cream for garnish
- Candy canes for garnish
- Stir together the whipping cream, milk, vanilla and white chocolate chips in a slow cooker.
- Cover and cook on LOW for 2 to 2-1/2 hours stirring occasionally until mixture is hot and chocolate chips are melted.
- Stir again before serving.
- Garnish with whipped cream and candy canes if desired.
Hot Chocolate - South American Style
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- 1/4 cup white sugar
- 1/4 cup Dutch process cocoa powder
- 2 tablespoons chili powder
- 1 cup water
- 1 red bell pepper, seeded and sliced into strips
- 2 cups milk
- 2 tablespoons cherry brandy (optional)
- In a saucepan over low heat, stir together the sugar, cocoa powder and chili powder.
- Cook and stir for 5 minutes.
- Add water and bell pepper strips and mix well.
- Bring to a simmer and stir in milk.
- When the mixture is heated to your liking, remove the pepper strips with a slotted spoon.
- Add cherry brandy if using and serve.
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