Day 63/365: Hot Chocolate Recipe

Day 63: Hot Chocolate

There is nothing better than hot chocolate on a cold winter day. Ok, hot chocolate with Reddi-Whip, that makes it better. Tell you a little secret, I will often sneak a squirt of it right on my fingers, but I always get caught, last week by my son. All I could do was give him a guilty look and a smirk.

Anyhow, back to the hot chocolate. My kids like Ovaltine, and I normally have it in the cabinet. But, this year I was given two bags of instant milk. I thought, what in the world am I going to do with all this powdered milk? So I put it in the freezer until I could think of something. It didn’t take long. As Christmas approached and I was thinking of what I could make as gifts an idea came to me.

Hot Chocolate mix! Perfect. Not only did I have lots of powdered milk, but I had three tins of Herseys cocoa.  Every Christmas I buy a new container for holiday baking, totally forgetting I had some from last year. Perfect! I looked on my favorite recipe site and found the recipe below. It was a hit in my gift bags.


  • 10 cups powdered milk
  • 1 3/4  cup powdered non-dairy creamer (you can use the flavored kind for a different twist)
  • 4 3/4 cup powdered confectioners sugar
  • 1 3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder

In a large mixing bowl, combine milk powder, confectioner’s sugar, cocoa powder and creamer. Stir thoroughly.

For one serving place 1/3 cup cocoa mixture in a coffee cup or mug, add 3/4 cup boiling water (or milk for a richer taste). Stir to dissolve.

Although the recipe doesn’t call for it I would definitely sift the mixture. Almost all the ingredients have little itty bitty tiny chunks that don’t dissolve well and will sometimes give the final product “texture”.

6 thoughts on “Day 63/365: Hot Chocolate Recipe

  1. Wow the first one to leave a comment here!!! All i can really say is I enjoy looking at your pictures every day. So keep them coming 🙂 Maybe taking photos is your calling…ever checked into becoming a pro?? Take care & keep snapping that camera 🙂

    1. Thanks for the compliment, I’m honored and touched. I’d need a much better camera to be a professional, but maybe one day, a dream job in the works, who knows.

      I think this 365 project will accomplish a great deal, one of which is getting inspiration and encouragement people like yourself. Thanks again, you made my day.

    1. Smile, it was a very random shot, as soon as I made it I thought,…photo-of-the-day,…my kids are getting just a little tired of it already. Didn’t have much time before the cream melted.

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