I have been working like crazy to get through the many works in progress I have going on here. I'm hoping to finish up another quilt top this afternoon and then start basting. I think I have at least 5 tops and bottoms waiting to be sandwiched right now. One for us, one for someone special, the rest I'm hoping will find homes in the new shop I have been working on as well. When Monday brought our first snowfall of the season, I knew I better take a break from stitching get a batch of cocoa mixed up, sooner rather than later. Andy likes to drink it in the evenings when the weather turns and it has definitely turned.
hot cocoa mix
2 cups powdered sugar
1 cup dutch processed cocoa
2 1/2 cups powdered milk (I use organic valley because it gives the cocoa an extra creamy texture)
1 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons cornstarch
1 cup powdered creamer (flavor of your choice - I used hazelnut for this batch)
1 teaspoon vanilla powder
4 ounces chopped dark chocolate
Mix well in large bowl. Store in airtight container.
To use, place 2-4 spoonfuls in cup. The amount depends on how chocolaty you like your cocoa. Add a small amount of almost boiling water and stir to dissolve the mix then fill cup the rest of the way.
Personally I like with some fresh whipped cream, but marshmallows are great too.