Hot cocoa is a real treat in our household, and I’ve found that it is so simple and easy to make your own mix! Plus, Emily thinks this is a super-fun activity! We went the all organic route, but you certainly don’t have to.
Handmade Holidays — Peppermint Hot Cocoa Mix
November 30, 2009 by
To make your own peppermint hot cocoa mix, you will need:
1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
1 cup + 2 Tbsp. cocoa powder (one 4.4 oz container will have enough for one batch plus about 1/2 cup leftover)
5 candy canes
Place candy canes in a plastic zipper bag, and close most of the way. Pound the bejesus out of those suckers!
Emily’s little rolling pin did a great job, but then Mark took the bag over to the garage. I’m not *quite* sure what he did, but the candy canes came back as a fine powder!!
It sure was fun watching Emily, though!
Next, to the powdered sugar, add the (unsweetened) cocoa powder, then the crushed (pulverized..??) candy canes.
Stir, stir, stir! Make sure your mix is well-blended. There’s nothing worse than poorly stirred hot cocoa mix. Trust me on this.
Spoon into air-tight containers.
To make hot cocoa:
To 1 cup warm milk, add 1 1/2 – 2 Tbsp. mix.
Mmmm…. delicious and so festive!