Sunday, December 5, 2010

homemade hot cocoa

The holidays are a perfect time to get creative by making cute cards and
homemade things for family and friends. If you know me, you know I'm
a huge fan of snail mail pen pals and care packages, so when I have a
reason to send goodies and cards, I'm all about it.

This year I decided to make some homemade hot cocoa and tried out these
holiday photo cards on!

click photos to make bigger!

For homemade chocolaty hot cocoa, you will need:

10 cups dry milk powder
4 3/4 cups sifted confectioners sugar
1 3/4 cups unsweetened cocoa powder
1 3/4 cups powdered non-dairy creamer
6"x4" treat bags or cute little jars
ribbon, yarn or something to tie treat bags

Makes 50 cups

1. In a large mixing bowl (I'm talking 6+ quarts, I actually had to use a big pot)
combine milk powder, confectioners sugar, cocoa powder, and creamer

2. Stir, stir, stir until thoroughly combined, no cocoa or milk powder lumps!

3. Scoop 5 tbsp. of cocoa mix into each bag or jar

4. Tie a little bow to make it nice and pretty

5. Attach a little note or card letting your friends know to add 1 cup boiling water
to cocoa mix. Stir to dissolve. Top with whipped cream or marshmallows!

1 comment:

  1. These were so yumm! The package and card made my day. Love your face!