Though the Weather Outside is Frightful…

December 3, 2010

Much to my dismay, the temperatures have begun their yearly downward spiral.  Somehow it became December, and I’m still trying to figure out where October and November went.  After dragging myself to class today, I came home and promptly parked myself in my comfy armchair.

Then, like a conditioned Pavlovian response, all I could think about was a large mug of hot chocolate.  Not just any hot chocolate, but my Gramma’s homemade hot chocolate mix.  And, while this recipe is no great work of culinary genius, I do love it for its simplicity.  It always reminds me of when I was little, coming in from hours of playing in the snow—clothes completely soaked, lips blue, fingers numb—and my Gramma would make everyone a round of hot chocolate.  Nothing warms you up quite like it.

And since there is snow in the forecast today, I decided I wanted to share the recipe here.  Be warned, it makes A TON…but, it does make for a nice gift when given in a cute Christmasy tin.  Enjoy!

The Best Hot Chocolate Mix

  • 1 – 22 oz. container Chocolate Nesquik Powder
  • 2 cups Confectioner’s Sugar
  • 1 – 16 oz. container Powdered Coffee Creamer
  • 1-8 quart box of Dry Milk
  • 1 box of Jell-O Instant Chocolate Pudding

Mix all ingredients together in a large container.  Prepare by filling cup 1/3 full with dry mix, and the rest with not-quite-boiling water.  Enjoy as-is, or with marshmallows, whipped cream, or a peppermint stick!

~ Josie


One comment

  1. Love, love, love, this hot chocolate! Thank you, Gramma! Yes, and we spelled Gramma correctly!

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