Frugal Friday – Hot Cocoa Mix

Now that it’s getting cold out, we have started making hot cocoa again. We like to put the water on to heat while we go outside to feed the animals, or hang clothes on the line. Yes, I hang clothes on the line even in winter. Sure saves on the electric bill! When we come in, the water is ready, and we are that much closer to warming up with a nice cup of hot cocoa. Here’s the recipe I use:

5 1/2 cups powdered milk
1 1/2 cup cocoa
3 cups sugar
dash of salt

I give it a whirl in the food proccessor to make the milk a finer powder. I had trouble with it not all dissolving when I used it just out of the box. And it makes the texture like store bought mix. I adapted this recipe from another one that used non fat dairy creamer, like for coffee. But when I worked on getting all the trans fat out of our diets, that had to leave. The kids couldn’t tell the difference. They like to have mini marshmallows in theirs. But I like my chocolate straight!

EDIT I neglected to tell you how much to use! lol We use 3 – 6 teaspoons, depending on how big your mug is. And how strong you like it to be. :)

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  1. lizzykristine says:

    Hi Linda! This is my first visit to your blog.

    Thanks for the recipe! My husband loves hot cocoa, so I’ll be giving this a try… Should be cheaper than those little packets. 😉

  2. Peter & Becky Bowersox says:

    How much mix do you need for a cup of cocoa? I ask because I just tried another recipe, and it was terrible. The food processor trip may help a lot though. Thanks!

  3. Peter & Becky Bowersox says:

    How much mix do you need for a cup of cocoa? I ask because I just tried another recipe, and it was terrible. The food processor trip may help a lot though. Thanks!

  4. Peter & Becky Bowersox says:

    How much mix do you need for a cup of cocoa? I ask because I just tried another recipe, and it was terrible. The food processor trip may help a lot though. Thanks!

  5. Peter & Becky Bowersox says:

    How much mix do you need for a cup of cocoa? I ask because I just tried another recipe, and it was terrible. The food processor trip may help a lot though. Thanks!

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