Monday, October 3, 2011

Hot Choclote Mix


The cooler weather got me started thinking about this mix and the fact that if I don't make it soon the children will start asking for it. Years ago when it was just my husband and me drinking hot chocolate I used to buy the Hershey's French Vanilla mix but with the children drinking it too I started making my own every winter. I've never really been able to quite get it like I wanted it but I was talking to a friend yesterday (thanks Carolyn for the idea!) and she suggested adding instant vanilla pudding. This comes close enough for me and the my husband and the chillens will love it! If I would make it just for me and Serena I think I'd make it into a Cappuccino. But truth be told I really don't need it and she will be just as happy with this. See, I do have some self-control! ha

7 cups powdered milk
3 cups powdered sugar
12 ounces French Vanilla creamer
3 large boxes French Vanilla Instant Pudding
1 lb. Nestles Quik
1/3 cup Special Dark Cocoa powder

Whisk all together in a large bowl until thoroughly mixed. I like to add mini mini marshmallows but they often harden and don't melt very well. So we either add them later or do without or if we think about it we add a dollop of marshmallow cream.

When ready to use add desired amount to water or milk. I used 1/3 cup of mix to 10 ounces water.

                                          MMM, sure hits the spot when it's chilly outside!

Be Blessed!!

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  1. Thanks! As soon as it gets cold I will make this. And thanks for sending me the cookie picture...those were adorable! Lisa!

  2. Awesome! Thanks for sharing!!

    Thank you so much for joining the Make Yourself Monday blog hop!

    You be blessed too, :o)

    For Love of Cupcakes

  3. how cool is this! I love this idea for gifts in baskets for xmas. NICE!

  4. came over from Rook No. 17 to check this out! Sounds perfect. You've got the wheels turning. I wonder what adding a pumpkin pudding packet would do??? mmmmmmmm

  5. I have a recipe that my aunt used to make, but this sounds like a very good update! Thanks for sharing this one!

  6. Yummmmmy...I love it..I would love for you to pls link and share this via my linky party today ~ Pin Inspitational Thursdays via TY. :))..officially following ya..

  7. I'm totally going to make this! Thanks!

  8. This sounds so much better than my ancient receipe! Many thanks!

    Thanks so much for linking to Potpourri Friday!

  9. Yum! Your special blend sounds amazing! I would have never thought of using the pudding -- fab!

    Thank you so much for sharing your heart and soul warming recipe at Rook No. 17!


  10. im featuring this on tell me tuesday!!! thanks for linkin up girl:)

  11. This is SUCH useful information! I'm so glad to know how to make my own! Thanks for sharing this @ Show & Share! I appreciate you always linking up!

  12. This looks delicious!

    ~Mrs. Delightful

  13. Im definitely going to be giving this a try!! Pinned it :) Newest follower. Would love it if you would stop by and share this at my linky party!


  14. Pinning this for later, sounds delicious! Thanks for sharing it at Weekend Craft Soiree! :)

  15. Vanille pudding? No kidding. I've never found a homemade mix I'm completely satisfied with. Never would have thought to use vanilla pudding.

    Thanks for linking up w/ See ya In the Gumbo.

  16. Realmente una delicia genial luce absolutamente delicioso,abrazos hugs,hugs.