Is there anything better than coming in from the cold to a nice, hot mug of hot chocolate? Sometimes the promise of hot cocoa is the only thing that will convince my boys (including Luke, above) to come in from playing in the cold..
Homemade hot chocolate is so good, but sometimes a mix really comes in handy. Like when you have three little boys who are freezing and need a warm drink, and fast! I put together an easy mix for them so nobody has to wait.
Combine 3 cups dry milk, 3/4 cup sugar, 1/2 cup baking cocoa, and a dash of salt in a large bowl. Stir well to combine, and store in a tin or sealed plastic container. Spoon 1/4 cup or so into the bottom of a mug and ad a cup of boiling water. Stir, add marshmallows, and serve.
We like gingerbread-flavored marshmallows for a change of pace, or hooking a candy cane over the edge of the mug so it melts into the hot chocolate and makes it all pepperminty. Or add a little cinnamon to the mix for Mexican hot chocolate. A mix like this would also make a nice gift. Put some of the mix in a glass jar, make a fabric topper, and attach a handmade tag with some pretty ribbon, and you’re set!