Recipe by Fran Willis
"Hot chocolate mix is great for gift giving and is very fast and simple to make."
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dry milk powder
1 (8 ounce) container
powdered non-dairy creamer
2 1/2 cups
1 (16 ounce) container
instant chocolate drink mix
This recipe was tasty, but I made a few changes. Although it is very creamy and sweet, it wasn't chocolaty enough. Instead of a 16 oz. container of chocolate milk mix, I bought a bigger container and ended up using three full cups. Then I also added 1/4 cup of cocoa for a richer taste and a darker color. Lastly, I used 1/2 cup of regular creamer, and 1/2 cup of French Vanilla flavored creamer. The end result was great, and I made 48 decorated mason mugs full of this mix for our school's Santa's Workshop. In the instructions, I also added a variation: "for a delicious mocha flavor, add 1/2 tsp. of instant coffee". My 10 year old son LOVED making these with me! Very easy for kids and not much mess.
I'm not sure why this is a 4 star rating when almost everyone has had to change it significantly. I tried a small batch of this as suggested in the recipe and it turned out to be milky hot water with a hint of chocolate in it. I then followed others advice and it turned out wonderfully, but let's give credit where it's due, to the reviewer who suggested upping it to 3 cups chocolate mix, adding 1/4 cup cocoa and half the cream be french vanilla flavor. When I made it that way, it turned from a flavorless mystery drink into a nice gift for my family.
This is a wonderful mix. I did as others advised and used 3 C. chocolate drink mix (I used Nestle's Quick) and added a heaping 1/4 C. cocoa. This was wonderful. It made one of those 1 1/2 gallon ziploc bags full. I am giving as Christmas gifts and have already recieved many compliments. I bought the clear gift (treat) bags from the dollar store and put the mix in there and tied with pretty ribbon. Stuck the mix in pretty mugs with a tag and voila! Instant gift. You might want to put on the tag "mix with either hot water or for a cremier hot chocolate use hot milk). BTW, it is much prettier if you will add a few mini marshmallows on the top of the mix-the color contrast of the white marshmallows looks great in the bags. Thanks Fran! I'm making the 3rd batch tonight.
I too had to tweak this a bit for my own taste as follows:
11 cups dry milk powder
2 1/2-3 cups confectioners' sugar (to taste..after mixed try a cup if not sweet enough add more )
1-1 1/2 C. cocoa powder
1 (32 ounce) container instant chocolate drink mix
1 (8 ounce) container powdered non-dairy Chocolate creamer
1 (8 ounce) container powdered non-dairy French Vanilla creamer
I've used this mix and variations for many years. Here's one bit of advice I'd give, please use high quality ingredients. Milk or creamer with an off flavor will adversely affect the mix. I often add more cocoa powder or an excellent quality baking chocolate powder to boost the chocolate flavor. Sometimes I use a little less creamer to reduce the fat content. You can also successfully reduce the sugar content by using Splenda for part of the sugar.
This recipe is great! I made a different mix last year that was awful! This is a keeper!!! I added 3 cups of chocolate drink mix like other's suggested, and used half regular creamer and half french vanila....YUMMY! It tastes just like the gourmet hot chocolate mix I bought last year! Everyone in my family loves it! No more store bought packets for us anymore!
People you need to read the recipe properly your "advice" is to up the instant chocolate drink mix to 3 cups. The recipe calls for a 16 ounce container, a 16 ounce container is a little more then 3 1/2 cups of powder. I think people are seeing that 16 ounce and automatically thinking that is 2 cups. There are 16 ounces in two cups of liquid, it doesn't work the same with a powder. I have made this exact recipe for over 35 years and have never once had any complaints or anyone tell me they tweaked it any. Thank you Fran for posting it!!!!
This was a wonderful recipe. I followed the previous advice and add Nestle Quick mix and i used 4 oz chocolate creamer and 4 oz french vanilla creamer and it was great. I also added cocoa to make it darker in color. I also bought mini Hershey's kisses to drop in the cup and it made it even better.
My family enjoys it and says it's better than the store bought. Also, I tried it with liquid french vanilla creamer in each cup I make and that taste wonderful.
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Hot Chocolate Mix I
Serving Size: 1/80 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 80
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 15
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