Hot Cocoa Mix and Peppermint Stick Hot Cocoa

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peppermint stick hot cocoa

When I was a kid,
I would BEG my  mom to buy hot chocolate mix.

She always made her own,
and even when she’d add those cute little marshmallows,
or a big scoop of whipped cream,
I still longed for those little pouches.

Now, my kids are just the opposite.
They’ll drink the store bought cocoa,
but they much prefer homemade.
{I happen to agree…now}

With Thanksgiving in just a few days, we are really beginning to get in the spirit of things.
We are planning a week full of family movie nights, games, and ice skating.

Ice skating just HAS to have hot cocoa involved,
and today seemed like a great day to mix up a batch.

Whatever your plans are for this holiday week,
I hope you Enjoy!

Hot Cocoa Mix:
In a large bowl mix together
2 1/2 cups of powdered milk
2 cups of powdered sugar
1 1/2 cups of cocoa powder
and 1 tsp salt

this mix will keep a LONG time in the pantry.

fill your mug 1/2 full with the cocoa mix
and 1/2 hot water or hot milk

we decided to get a little festive with our cocoa today and added some peppermint whipped cream
{add 1/4 – 1/2 tsp pf peppermint extract to the cream as you are whipping}
and a peppermint cocoa stir
{found at my favorite place on earth Sur la Table}
equally delish would be to add some homemade marshmallows

the perfect treat for a cold and gloomy day:)