Thursday, November 11, 2010
(I have no idea what I did, but I can't make the post smaller, the font won't change. I am just struggling trying to figure out everything as I go!!! One thing for sure - you don't need glasses to read this post!!!!)
|Hot Chocolate Topped With a Dollop of Whipped Cream and a Sifting of Cinnamon|
Oh, I can hardly wait for the weekend!!! Guess I am about half nuts (or all maybe) but it is supposed to be a rainy, chilly weekend after the unusually warm week we have enjoyed so far! I believe it is still called Indian Summer. However, I am actually looking forward to the coming cold front. There is nothing so comforting as wrapping in a soft blanket with a good hot cup of hot chocolate on a dreary chilly night, watching favorite TV programs that have long since left prime time! I am sharing a very good homemade hot chocolate mix with you and I believe it will be a keeper. It is a little different than the ordinary ones. This makes a lovely gift when packaged as a gift in a jar, serving instructions handwritten on a whimsical little tag cut from a plain brown paper bag and tied with jute, twine or a country ribbon. Place this in a basket lined with paper shreds, mugs, marshmallows and a shaker of cinnamon and VOILA ... a gift suitable for Queen Elizabeth herself!! I am sure she would curl up with a blanky and cup of steaming hot chocolate if given the opportunity!!!
Here is your recipe. I hope you enjoy making this and keeping it on hand for the coming months.
Hot Chocolate Mix
1 (5 or 6 Qt.) box instant milk
1/2 cup powdered sugar
1 cup Nestle's Quik
1/2 cup powdered creamer
1 box instant chocolate
1/4 to 1/2 cup cocoa
Mix ingredients well and package in airtight container.Use 1/3 cup mix to 1 cup hot water.