There is nothing to warm you on a cold day like the old stand-by, hot chocolate! If you like to try something new every once in a while or of you have family or friends who don’t like chocolate (Is there such a person? : ) ) on your gift list, here is something different– Strawberry hot chocolate. Try dipping the rim of the glass in in some melted white chocolate chips for a more festive look.
Take your favorite hot chocolate mix or use the one I have included below and replace the chocolate Nestle Quik with Strawberry Quik and the chocolate pudding with vanilla pudding. Serve hot with whipped cream or marshmallows, topping it all with red sugar or sprinkles for a really festive look.
Hot Chocolate Mix
10 2/3 cups dry milk
1/3 cup powdered sugar
1 lb. (2 cups) Nestle Quik (chocolate or strawberry)*
1 1/2 cups non-dairy creamer
2 small packages instant chocolate (or vanilla) pudding mix**
1 tsp. salt
Sift the ingredients into a large bowl. Place the mix in airtight containers.
*I am so picky about hot chocolate made with water because, even in the best recipes, it still doesn’t have that made with milk taste so I add an extra 2 cups of Nestle Quik to my recipe on top of what is written above for the perfect taste.
**You might add a package of white chocolate or cheesecake pudding for a different flavor in place of one of the vanilla pudding mixes.
Attach this to the jar:
Hot Chocolate: 5 Tbsp. (1/3 cup) Hot Chocolate Mix, 1 cup hot water (not boiling), marshmallows or whipped cream
Place the Hot Chocolate Mix into a mug. Add water. Stir until Hot Chocolate mix is dissolved. Garnish as desired with marshmallows or whipped cream. Serves 1.
For more homemade jar mix recipes, check out our Dining On A Dime Cookbook.
Photo By: Andy Hay