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Drinks to warm your belly!

on January 11, 2012

In FACS4FUN yesterday we made homemade Hot Cocoa Mix.  This is a simple mix that is much better for you than the packaged envelopes of swiss miss, or Nestle Cocoa powders.  Plus it is MUCH less expensive, and contains much less sodium.  The following is the recipe of our DIY Hot Cocoa Mix




5 1/3 cup dry milk

1 cup baking cocoa

2 cups powdered sugar

1 cup powdered coffee Creamer

½ teaspoon salt


Whisk to mix well.  

Stir ¼ cup mix into 6 ounce cup of hot water, coffee or cold milk

 OPTIONS:  Add a dash of cinnamon, mini marshmallows, or a dash of vanilla extract

 Makes 1 – 7 ounce serving

 100 calories                      1.5 g. fat                     0 mg. Cholesterol

16 g. sugar                        4 g. protein                  65 mg. sodium

4% vitamin D                     12% Calcium                2% iron

I then started looking around and found a fun STRAWBERRY Hot Cocoa Mix at this blog – The picture below shows it layered in a jar ready for gift giving…  This would be a great gift for Valentine’s Day which is coming up!


If you have a favorite Hot cocoa that you would like to share, post the link in the comments, or type it out in the comments.  We would love to hear from you! 




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