Friday, December 19, 2008

another quick Christmas gift idea....

DING DING DING UPDATE!!! For a sugar-free, fat-free version try this link.... I have not tried it, so if you do and it is good, let me know.....(my sis is "the cook" of the family and searched this out for me..THANKS SIS!!)

I think there are some people on my list that would love some Hot Chocolate for those cold wintery nights.... I found this recipe on line and wish I could remember where so I could give kudo's. It is the best hot chocolate mix I have ever tasted. Great to put under the tree for last minute "uh oh, they brought us a gift and we didn't know it" times...

For this you will need the following -

4 cups nonfat dry milk powder

1 1/2 cups sugar

1 cup non-dairy coffee creamer

2/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder

1 (4 oz) pkg instant chocolate fudge pudding (I couldn't find the fudge kind, so I used plain chocolate pudding)

Mix all together in a large bowl. I used a rubbermaid container with a lid and shook it all up.

This recipe will fill 2 quart canning jars. Add a ribbon, bow and instructions.... You could also package it in reusable plastic containers with a nice mug on the side.

To make add 1/4 cup mix to 8 oz hot water. The Rock Star loved it, but wants to try it with hot milk next time...

Wah Lah....another quick gift ready to deliver. Yes, there are only 3 jars here. We have the other jar almost empty. We are drinking a lot of hot chocolate in this cold weather.

Happy Holidays,


Val said...

Great idea! When I can get out to a store (roads are terribly icy) I'll have to pick up the ingredients for this too. Thanks and Merry Christmas.

Carolyn said...

Oh boy - I'm making some of that!!!

When did you get so home-makey in the kitchen - are you trying to out do me?!?! ;)

Your Sis...

Got your call - I guess you got up the hil :)

Amanda said...

Thanks for the recipe, Nancy! My kids will love that!

Pat said...

Just curious to know if you have ever substituted Splenda for the sugar? I have some diabetics who would like this and it would help if I could substitute for the regular sugar...but I"m not sure if it would be substituted in equal amounts?

Carolyn said...

I'm going to help sis out on the diabetic question. I think the following recipe might be real close to Nancy's.

Hope this help!

Merry Christmas!
Happy New Year!

Nancy's sis

Anonymous said...

I make a similar hot cocoa mix but I use powdered sugar instead of granulated (melts better) and add an envelope or two of Dream Whip.

I found this works with Carob powder also for those (like me) that are allergic to chocolate.

Judy Laquidara said...

I've made homemade cocoa before but hadn't made the sugar free version. Thanks for that!

jayayceeblog said...

Great gift idea and the jars are so cute!!!