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Winter is in full force.  Well, technically. Christmas here in Nashville was unseasonably warm and you will not hear me complain one bit about 75 degree weather in December.  Now, we just have to get through the next two months of yuck weather so March can satisfy my spring fever.

Where you live is probably coldish and there is nothing better than a steaming cup of Hot Cocoa to warm you up. 🙂

I have tried several versions of homemade hot cocoa mix and this one is definitely the best I’ve made so far.  The ingredients are simple and you probably have most of them on hand…well, maybe not dry milk powder.  I just don’t get that stuff but hey, it makes great hot chocolate! This Hot Cocoa mix recipe is not sugar free or “healthy” but compared to the store bought hot chocolate and it’s long list of unpronounceable ingredients, it is a better option.

3 cups nonfat instant dry milk powder
2 cups powdered sugar
1/2 cups unsweetened cocoa powder
1 1/2 cups white chocolate chips (optional)
1/4 teaspoon salt

1. Mix everything together in a large bowl.
2. Pour mixture into a food processor and pulse until smooth.
3. Store your hot cocoa mix in an airtight container.

To make the hot cocoa drink, mix 3 tablespoons of the cocoa mix with 1/2 cup of hot milk and 1/2 cup of cow milk or nut juice (Almond or Cashew milk. Ha).