Hot Cocoa Mix and a winner!

by Melanie on December 16, 2009

This hot cocoa station sits on my kitchen counter and my boys and all their friends love it! Nothing beats a warm cup of hot chocolate on a cold winters day! The fact that is not as cold here in our first Tennessee winter has not really affected their hot cocoa habit much:) My boys like to top it with marshmellows and a peppermint candy! I have to admit that this is Steven’s Hot Cocoa pictured,because I have a lot of it in my food storage room. But, to make your own, I wanted to share my Grandma’s Hot Chocolate mix recipe with you. It is great…just like everything that sweet woman makes!  

*Also a great gift idea to make with your kids for their friends:
put about a 1/2 cup in a sandwich bag sprinkle on chocolate chips and marshmellows (you could even throw in a peppermint ball or two) tie with a cute ribbon and a little Merry Christmas tag!
Grandma’s Hot Chocolate Mix
2 cups powdered sugar
1 16oz containers of Nestles Quick
6oz Coffeemate
10 2/3 cups Powdered Milk
Mix and store. Use 3 Tbs to one cup water. Enjoy!

(This makes 17 cups mix)

NOW FOR THE ‘The Gathering Of Friends’ cookbook giveaway WINNERS:
Meagan who said:
Flank Steak for sure. And the cranberry salsa.
Chrissy (under annonymous) who said:
All the recipes look good to me–but I would like to try first the cranbery salsa. I would love to win this cookbook!
Please email me at with your mailing address and we will get them out to you asap!
Thanks to everyone who entered!
Oh how I wish I had one for each one of you!
Hopefully Santa will bring you a copy of your own!
We will give away volume 2 next month!

{ 14 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Ursula December 16, 2009 at 5:52 pm

Sounds Yummy…one question though

Do you use instant or none instant milk powder?

thanks for sharing


2 Melanie Anne December 16, 2009 at 6:18 pm

Hi Ursula,
i use instant powdered milk
Hope you enjoy!


3 Griffin Christensen December 16, 2009 at 6:36 pm

Love the idea of a hot cocoa station. We miss you!


4 A Year on the Grill December 16, 2009 at 7:29 pm

congrats to the winner, he says with the fake smile seen mostly at the academy awards

and the instant powdered milk idea sounds terrific


5 Trinette McCrary December 16, 2009 at 7:35 pm

Very cute idea. Where did you get the jars?


6 Brittany December 16, 2009 at 8:40 pm

Cute hot cocoa station, mel! You're boys have such a fun mom!! :)


7 Valerie December 16, 2009 at 10:01 pm

Congrats to the winners! What a fun idea to have a hot cocoa station. I think I'll have to steal your idea! :)


8 Ursula December 17, 2009 at 1:40 am

thank you so much Melanie Ann….


9 Melanie Anne December 17, 2009 at 2:21 am

I got the jars at target, one of my favorite stores:) I think were$5.99, $4.99 and $3.99. They have them at Hobby Lobby too–but Target was actually a better cheaper. It is fun for my kids and I like to look at the jars on my counter:)
Merry Christmas!


10 rahul December 17, 2009 at 5:44 am

Thanks for nice info.

I found a totally free classified, have a look.


11 Anonymous December 17, 2009 at 8:33 pm

Can you convert the measurements to cups and ounces? I was wondering if you really use 16 liters of powdered milk. Wouldn't that be more than four gallons of powdered milk?


12 Eliana December 18, 2009 at 3:56 pm

Great gift idea and congrats to the winners.


13 Crystal August 21, 2012 at 7:49 pm

I found this recipe thanks to Pintrest. I’ve been on the look out for a recipe since Swiss Miss is getting too expensive. :) I just made a batch of the mix tonight … YUM!!! Thanks for sharing your recipe.


14 Brian December 1, 2012 at 10:55 pm

I have a questions about the Coffee-mate. There are several flavors available, since you did not mention a particular one, would I be correct to assume that you are referring to the “original” flavor? If so, have you tried this with any of the other flavors? Some of them sound awesome!


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