In case you haven’t noticed, I’m a sucker for treat beverages. Hot beverages, cold beverages, adult beverages – if you want to win me over, share a drink with me. :)
I have a twist on traditional cocoa today after seeing a white chocolate pudding mix. On a whim, I wondered if I could use it to make a hot drink mix – and it’s both simple and delicious!
White Hot Cocoa Recipe:
- 1 c. nonfat dry milk
- 1 – 3.3 oz. package white chocolate pudding mix
- 1 c. (4 oz.) grated or ground white chocolate
You can use either white chocolate chips or baking chocolate for this recipe. To grind it up to dissolve easily, I ran white chocolate baking squares through my coffee mill. (Just take care that your motor doesn’t start to get warm – otherwise you could end up with a melty mess. Mine only started to get warm at the end, but that could have been quite a hassle to clean up if it had gotten any warmer.)
Stir your ingredients together and store in an airtight jar until ready to use. Mix 2-3 tsp. for each 1 c. hot water. For a normal-sized mug, that will be about 2 Tbsp. of mix. Stir well to be sure the chocolate melts. Then enjoy! You can optionally garnish it with a candy cane or peppermint stick.
As with nearly every mix, this packages up to gift nicely – just be sure to include instructions!
What are your favorite cold-weather beverages?