Monday, November 7, 2011

Homemade Convenience Foods: Hot Chocolate

Good morning, my friends!!
Sorry to have stepped away for so long. I planned on coming back and each day just seemed to push on and on til here we are almost a month later.
We are now in the thick of my most favorite time of the year and as the weather is definitely turning quite cool around here, my children are requesting their daily dose of hot chocolate during our morning hours of school once chores are completed. They come in with little pink noses and soft rosy cheeks, pulling off the gloves and toboggans eager to see if Moma has something to warm them to their toes.

I actually did break down and buy one box of instant cocoa a week or so ago... lemme just say, blech!
So I decided to get out a big jar and make up some to have on hand.
This is how easy it is...

I've got it put in a pickle (gallon) jar so we have some ready when friends come calling, feel free to cut it down if you don't expect to use so much.

For Hot Chocolate:

7 cups sugar
5 cups cocoa
2 tablespoons of salt
Mix this together throughly.

All you do is add this to warm milk about 2 tablespoons at a time.

For Hot Cocoa:

3 cups cocoa
4 1/2 cups sugar
6 1/2 cups powdered milk
1/3 tsp salt
Mix together throughly.

Add to hot water about 2 tablespoons at a time.

I hope you enjoy this easy way to keep your children, your guests, and yourselves warm and toasty on those chilly mornings ahead.




  1. Thanks for this recipe. I like hot chocolate late at night before bed. I can't wait to try it!

  2. Welcome Back! Glad you took some time with your family.Aren't these wonderful fall days amazing?

  3. Dearest Chas, Welcome back....
    I just bought some cocoa packets and they tasted like chemicals and they are not even diet. I guess my tastes have changed, I used to love swiss miss cocoa. I was just thinking yesterday that I wish I had a recipe and here you are hearing whats on my heart across the miles. ;) I will try your recipe. They have all been good and I appreciate the time it takes you to share them. I'm glad you have been getting in alot of time with your children. The days go by so fast.
    It was lovely to visit with you.
    God Bless you.