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Old 12-14-2007, 04:45 PM   #1
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Thumbs up Homemade Hot Chocolate Mix - TNT

It's that time of the year and I love hot chocolate. I always have a canister of this on hand and give it as Christmas gifts, too. Enjoy!

HOMEMADE HOT CHOCOLATE MIX
(Makes about 18 cups mix)

1 (25.6-oz.) box nonfat dry milk powder
1 (6-oz.) jar powdered non-dairy coffee creamer, like Coffeemate
2 cups powdered sugar
1 (16-oz.) can instant chocolate drink mix, like Quik
cup dark cocoa powder

Sift all ingredients into a large bowl. Mix well. After mixing, sift again, then put in a large airtight container. Store in a cool, dry place. Can be stored up to 6 months.

To make hot chocolate, add 3 tablespoons mix to 1 cup of hot water. Stir to dissolve. To make mocha, use 1 cup of hot coffee instead of water.

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Old 12-14-2007, 04:50 PM   #2
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This sounds easy to make. I've always wondered how to make a good mix. Copy and pasted this one. Thanks Katie!
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Sounds good!
Why only six months shelf life?
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Old 12-14-2007, 05:04 PM   #4
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I have another question.
When someone says tablespoon as you have, do you mean an actual measuring tablespoon, or the table spoon that you would most likely stir with? The one that would sit on you table?
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Old 12-14-2007, 05:20 PM   #5
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I have another question.
When someone says tablespoon as you have, do you mean an actual measuring tablespoon, or the table spoon that you would most likely stir with? The one that would sit on you table?
I have always used a "measuring" tablespoon. And, I've had it last quite nicely longer than 6 months. I keep mine in a Tupperware container.
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Old 12-14-2007, 05:48 PM   #6
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Thanks Katie.
That's always been one of those great cooking mysteries to me.... since there is such a thing as a typical spoon that sits on the table and they are all basically the same size.... it would just stand to reason that anything that's going to be put into a liquid, stirred and drank should use a "normal" spoon to measure it out and it should be called a Tbs. Call the measuring Tbs something else .
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Old 12-14-2007, 06:17 PM   #7
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Thanks Katie.
That's always been one of those great cooking mysteries to me.... since there is such a thing as a typical spoon that sits on the table and they are all basically the same size.... it would just stand to reason that anything that's going to be put into a liquid, stirred and drank should use a "normal" spoon to measure it out and it should be called a Tbs. Call the measuring Tbs something else .
Hi, pacanis. I think the measuring tbsp and tsp we use are based on soup and tea spoons, but are standard sizes. Soup and tea spoons on the table might have slightly differerent capacities, depending on the design. Just a guess
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What about putting cinnamon in it? Would that work?
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Sure, why not
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Old 12-14-2007, 07:22 PM   #10
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The small ski slope by me makes what they call a "snuggler". They add a shot of peppermint schnapps. I don't like Pep schnapps by itself, but this drink is very tasty. Who doesn't like chocolate and peppermint?
Hope it was politically ok to mention that in the NA drinks forum
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