Thursday, January 27, 2011

Hot Cocoa mix a la Yooper

As we travel into high winter, bringing with it sledding, ice fishing, and the like, I share with you a recipe for hot chocolate mix. I know, I know. But it is soooooooo yummy and easy to do. You can buy all the ingredients at Aldi, I promise. If you, like me, have experimented with recipes like this in the past that called for powdered sugar and/or creamer, trust me -- this recipe is far superior in taste and texture.


2 c. powdered milk
1 c. sugar
1/2 c. cocoa powder

That's it! I put mine in the blender to combine, but I'm pretty sure you could also put it in a glass jar and shake the dickens out of it if you like. I usually end up making a triple batch which fills a 1/2 gallon jar about 2/3 full. Start by mixing ~ 2 Tbsp with hot water. Add more (or take away some) to taste. We find in our house that it's even better with some yummy chocolate shavings added before the hot water. Would also love to try mixing this with dark chocolate cocoa powder, but haven't seen any lately.

Enough about recipes? Okay, I hear you. The job hunt is going horribly, thanks for asking. This is happy news for our co-dependent dog who will probably need therapy if I ever do start working again. The boys are all hale and hardy at the moment. Pa is looking forward to ice fishing contests as finances allow. See, it's so much easier to talk about food!


  1. Hi Sam,

    I have a bag of cocoa syrup powder from the coffee Mothership for you. We are going to come to EC in a few weeks again, so I have to remember it for you.

  2. Awww. See now, Jus -- that's why you're my favorite b-i-l. Can't wait to try the new ingredient!