My kiddos love hot cocoa/hot chocolate. I’ve been buying it for the Keurig which is nice and easy but gets expensive after a while. My husband told me that he loved the hot chocolate mix his mother made when he was a child. He said she made it in bulk so they always had it around. That’s all I needed to hear. I asked her for her recipe and she sent it right over.
I told you it made a lot!
Alright. I know. The recipe doesn’t use cocoa by itself. It uses Nesquik. I’m using the recipe as it was given to me.
Instant Cocoa Mix Recipe
1 pound box (powdered) instant chocolate flavoring such as Nestlé’s Quik
8 quart box of instant dry milk 13 ½ cups
5 oz (powdered) non dairy creamer like Coffee Mate
1 cup confectioners sugar, sifted
Combine thoroughly and store in a tightly covered large container.
To use: Mix ¾ cup hot water with 1/3 mix.
I added all of the ingredients and began stirring the mix. Super Husband offered to shake it up instead. I took these photos as my sons and I stood by laughing and waiting for the Glad Press n’ Seal wrap to give way and cover my dear husband like a snowman. We waited. He shook the container…and shook it…and we watched and waited hoping it would break for a good laugh…hoping it would not break for good hot cocoa. Guess what?
Yeah. The Glad Press & Seal wrap didn’t break. No instant snowman dad for us. Sad. Well, we still had hot chocolate to drink! YAY!
I highly suggest putting some of the mix into a smaller container for daily use. That keeps the big container from being knocked off, contaminated by winter illness and from being in the way.
Add 3/4 cup of hot water and then 1/3 cup of the mix and stir. One of the first things we did was figure out what setting we could use on our Keurig to make this even faster. I have the Keurig Platinum B70 and we found that putting it on the second cup choice was the perfect amount of water for this drink. YAY!
I’m a huge fan of dark chocolate. That’s definitely NOT what this tastes like. I’d say…to me…this has a sort of a white chocolate flavor to it. It’s a milder hot cocoa/hot chocolate drink. I’m so glad I made this. It brought back such fond memories for my husband and making this as a family created new ones for us all.