- 7-1/2 cups instant chocolate drink mix
- 1 package (25.60 ounces) nonfat dry milk powder
- 2-1/2 cups confectioners' sugar
- 1 cup powdered nondairy creamer
- 25 peppermint candies, crushed
- Miniature marshmallows
- EACH SERVING:
- 1 cup hot whole milk
- Combine the first five ingredients; add miniature marshmallows. Divide into gift bags, or store in an airtight container in a cool dry place for up to 6 months.
- To prepare hot cocoa: Place 1/3 cup cocoa mix in a mug. Stir in hot milk until blended. Add as many marshmallows as desired. Yield: 53 servings (17-2/3 cups hot cocoa mix).
Reviews forMint Cocoa Mix
"This was VERY creamy also VERY good. Oh and when she says use a large bowl - USE A LARGER BOWL. I used Nestle's Hot Cocoa mix (it says add either hot water or milk)...so I had to try it. I used the 1/3 cup to 8 oz. hot water and it was very creamy (probably wouldn't use milk). Oh and I also added like 40 of the peppermint candies (as I had bought a rather large bag of them). I too made this for Christmas gifts - hope they like it too."
"Dreamy, Dreamy, Dreamy! I make this every Christmas for home and as gifts!"
"This is an awesome recipe! We will be using this for a long time! (For those who use cups instead of ounces, use 7-2/3 cups chocolate powder and 6-1/4 cups dry milk powder.)"
"I have made this recipe to give to friends and neighbors every Christmas for the last several years. Everyone love it!"
"I had to use a large stock pot to mix this in. I bought the instant chocolate drink mix and the nonfat dry milk powder in a wholesale store so the packaging was larger. I do not own a scale, so I estimated what was needed in cups....I used 7 cups of the chocolate mix and 6 cups of the nonfat dry milk. I made several containers to give as gifts and of course I had to try it first. It is delicious, better than the store bought hot chocolate mixes I usually buy. I crushed the peppermint candies in my mini food processor, and it did an excellent job, made it into a powder. I was a little nervous that it was going to crack the bowl, but I was lucky. I will be making this again!"
"I've had this recipe for 25 plus years also as such, but we never added it to milk because it has milk in it already.... But I also didn't add the candy to the mix, BUT I serve it with a scoop of Cool whip on top and a pepperment stick to flavor.Gloria"
"We found this recipe in Country Woman many years ago, and my daughter (10)'s teachers have been enjoying it every year since!It's GREAT in coffee! We make a triple batch, and put extra mints. (Instead of 25, we put a whole 250 piece bag in it!)Can you imagine the time it takes to open 250 peppermints?? LOL! It's worth every second!Deanna"