Monday, December 21, 2015

It's Cocoa Time!


Sometimes it doesn't really feel like the holidays until I've gone off the deep end completely and overtaken the kitchen with coco powder and sugar.

Boom. A whole host of cocoa mixes, packaged and labelled and currently en route to their new homes. I decided to make up a few different kinds of cocoa mix for fun and variety, and because cocoa is delicious.

The mixes go out to my old college friends, and everyone got three quarts this year. I made my classic recipe, a peppermint cocoa mix, and a rich cinnamon cocoa mix that I discovered recently and can't quite get enough of.

Recipes and instructions are below for all three, and for those of you concerned about my sweater progress...I think I need an elf.


RECIPES, YO:

Classic Cocoa:
4c dry milk
1 1/2c sugar
1c dry coffee creamer
2/3c cocoa powder
1/2c pudding mix

Whisk and store in an airtight container. To prepare, add 2tbsp mix to 6-8oz hot water or milk and stir.

Mint Cocoa:
3c dry milk
1/2c powdered sugar
1c cocoa powder
1/3c mint powder (or crushed candy canes)

Whisk and store in an airtight container. To prepare, add 2tbsp mix to 6-8oz hot water or milk and stir.

Cinnamon Cocoa:
3c brown sugar
3c cocoa powder
1/4c cinnamon

Whisk and store in an airtight container. To prepare, add 2tbsp mix and 1/2tsp vanilla extract to 6-8oz hot water or milk and stir.

3 comments:

  1. Hmm cocoa, you can never have enough of that! The cinnamon version sounds delicious.

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  2. what a lovely gift!! I never think of those things for some reason. Your sweater is looking mighty fine!

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  3. This is a good gift. Hot cocoa is festive and comforting.

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