At the check-out in our grocery store, they're selling cute little packets of single serving hot chocolate. The price? $1.25! So, my friends, though I had never made hot chocolate mix until yesterday, I experimented with a one-cup serving recipe. Delicious! Not surprisingly, when I checked the back of our commercial-brand mix, the ingredients were remarkably similar--minus the partially hydrogenated oil.
So here you go--enjoy a mug this afternoon or package it as little stocking stuffers for loved ones. If you add peppermint (chopped and mixed in, or a mini candy cane tied to the package), it will be even better!
2 T. sugar
1 1/2 T. cocoa powder
1/3 c. powdered milk.
Add 1 c. water. Stir constantly on low heat.