Hot Chocolate in the summer? Must be time for CAMPING!!! We're heading to a family reunion soon and I just found that I'm out of hot chocolate mix. We love to make our own... we can make it creamier, or more chocolaty, and as we use quite a bit, homemade makes a good amount. I have never really checked the cost of this against pre-made hot chocolate mix. This is so handy for mixing up a double sized mug of hot chocolate to sip around the campfire in the summer, or for family to mix up as they want it all winter long.
Usually I make a double batch of mix and keep it in a 2 gallon ice cream bucket. I have to make the mix a couple of times through the winter. This morning, my younger girls mixed this up in just a few minutes.
Hot Chocolate Mix
11 C. Instant Milk Powder
3 C. powdered chocolate drink mix (like Nesquik)
3 C. powdered creamer
2 C. powdered sugar
2 tsp. powdered vanilla (optional)
Mix all together in a large bowl. Store in an air-tight container.
To use: Mix 1/3 C. of hot chocolate mix with 8 oz. hot water, mix well. Add a handful of mini marshmallows.
Joy's Note: If you'd like flavored hot chocolate, add a flavored creamer, OR once your hot chocolate is mixed up, add mint or cherry flavored chips and stir until melted. We also flavor with Watkin's flavors. I love raspberry, the kids tend to like cherry or mint best.