I was thrilled when I read the topic for this month’s redux–mixes! I Love making and giving food mixes, well, just food gifts in general. And I knew immediately I was going to make a hot cocoa mix. Who doesn’t love a steamy mug of hot cocoa on a chilly day? No one in my house that’s for sure.
I started looking around at various hot cocoa mix recipes and found a common ingredient, one I didn’t care to use in mine–powdered non-dairy creamer. Yes, with all the various flavors available you can make a variety of kinds of hot chocolate mixes. But for my mix, I wanted one that was more au natural. So I measured and mixed and mixed and measured until I came up with a mix that I liked. And of course, one that my kids gave their stamp of approval on.
See what my colleagues mixed up: