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santa's hot cocoa mix

(2 ratings)
Blue Ribbon Recipe by
Lori Borgmann-Nelson
Fairfield, NE

This is the best instant hot cocoa mix I have ever tasted!! I think the malted milk powder is what takes it over the top! YUM!

Blue Ribbon Recipe

This hot chocolate mix is creamy and not overly sweet with just the right amount of chocolate. The flavor is a little different and you just can't put your finger on it... I think it's from the malted milk and makes this different than your average hot cocoa. This recipe makes a ton, so it would be great for teachers at the holidays or a hostess gift. To make individual gifts, place mix in a small piping bag, top with mini-marshmallows, tie it closed and attach the directions. Adorable and simple!

— The Test Kitchen @kitchencrew
(2 ratings)
yield 48 serving(s)
prep time 10 Min
cook time 10 Min
method No-Cook or Other

Ingredients For santa's hot cocoa mix

  • 1 pkg
    8 quarts (about 10 cups) nonfat dry milk
  • 1 pkg
    16 ounces sifted powdered sugar
  • 1 3/4 c
    unsweetened cocoa
  • 1 1/2 c
    instant malted milk powder
  • 1 jar
    6 ounces non-dairy powdered creamer

How To Make santa's hot cocoa mix

  • 1
    Sift the powdered sugar into a large bowl.
  • 2
    Combine all ingredients in a large bowl.
  • 3
    Store in an airtight container. Makes about 16 cups or enough for 48 - 8-ounce cups of hot cocoa. Garnish with marshmallows or whipped cream!
  • 4
    INSTRUCTIONS: Place 1/3 cup of mixture in a mug.
  • 5
    Add 3/4 cup of boiling water. Stir to dissolve.
  • 6
    Top with marshmallows or whipped cream and enjoy!!