Hot Chocolate, who doesn’t love this hot creamy delicious drink on a cold snowy day or on one of those damp dreary days winter seems to offer us on a regular basis.

Of course the best hot chocolate in my opinion is the use of real milk and cream warmed up in a pan on top the stove with some chunks of chocolate, chocolate syrup or chocolate powder added and a hint of vanilla extract.

I would love to come in from being outside and have a cup…it always tasted so special when mom made it. Probably because you knew it came from the heart. This was especially true when we would return home from the neighbor’s pond on Sunday afternoons after ice skating or playing a game of (disorderly) hockey. It seemed like dad would take us every weekend back then, this was the early 1970’s. Just doesn’t seem to be enough ice these days?

At least there is still plenty of hot chocolate to go around. Here is a simple tasty recipe for a hot chocolate mix. It makes a lot so get a gallon size or larger container to store it in.
This makes a great gift idea also. I put some mix in a decorative tin and buy a nice coffee mug to coordinate with it, really nice at Christmas time. Put a few cinnamon or peppermint sticks with it….yum!

You will need:

1 box of powder milk (the one that makes 8 qts)
16 oz. premium coffee creamer
1 lb. powder sugar
2 lb. Chocolate drink mix

Mix well

Add 1/3 cup of the mix to one cup of hot water and stir with a cinnamon stick

Enjoy!

Store in an airtight container in a cool dry place
Will last for several months

Great surprise gift to send to your college student!