Hot Cocoa Mix

Serves 10

A note on sugar: Many recipes called for powdered sugar. I assume this is because it dissolves more quickly, or perhaps people feel that it thickens their brew in a desireable way. I tried it with both powdered and granulated and although both were fine, I preferred the granulated. It tasted better and I didn't have any trouble getting it to dissolve. That said, I did blend my mix (more on that below). However, if you've ever put granulated sugar, or perhaps even a sugar cube, in hot water, you know that it will dissove without too much trouble.

A note on powdered milk: I blended the whole mix in the blender. Why? Because I use cheap powdered milk and find it a bit clumpy. Blending it makes the mix nice and powdery and may help the tastier granulated sugar to dissolve faster.

3 C granulated sugar
3 C dry milk (I'm sure if you can find it in whole, it will be tastier, but mine was skim and worked fine)
1 C cocoa
1 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp nutmeg

Blend all ingredients in blender.

To make hot cocoa: (Don't forget to include these instructions if you're giving it away)

Add 1/4 C hot cocoa mix to 3/4 C very hot water. Mix well. Drop a Hershey's kiss in the bottom if you must. Enjoy.
Posted by The Tasty Cheapskate