Hot! Hot! Yeah, we got it!

It’s about that time of year when the leaves change color and the mornings have a decidedly autumnal feel to them.  There’s a little nip in the air which makes warming up with a cup of hot chocolate the perfect activity.  I fondly remember bundling up as a child in my snowsuit, mittens and hat to go outside to build tunnels and forts out in the snow.  (On a side note, why is it there was so much more snow when I was a child?) Although the anticipation of going outside to play was great, it didn’t match the warm feeling I would get once I came back inside to get a drink of my mom’s homemade hot chocolate – complete with mini marshmallows.

8 quart bag of Carnation Instant Nonfat Dry Milk
2 pounds of Nestle Nesquik
6 ounces of coffee creamer (CoffeeMate)
1 1/2 pounds of powdered sugar

Mix all of the dry ingredients in a LARGE bowl with an air-tight lid.  Add approximately 1/3 cup of chocolate mix to a cup of hot water.  The mix should make approximately 60 servings.  Hot chocolate.  Yeah!  We got it!

For peppermint hot chocolate, I’ve found if you stir in a Peppermint Hershey’s Kiss it adds just the right amount of flavor.

Using the Livestrong.com website, we entered the details of the recipe and it calculated this nutritional information (for those that are curious).

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