Hot Chocolate Mix

I was so thankful this morning that someone kept this mix on hand. With school canceled cause of snow, I hung out with my brother, made snowflakes to hang in our window, lit candles, listened to Christmas music, and drank this hot chocolate at 6am. This is a delicious and easy mix that we make quite often. I love stirring in a York Peppermint patty with a bit of coffee. Marshmallows can be added to the mix.


Ingredients:
2 cups dry milk
1 cup sugar
1/2 cup cocoa powder
1/2 cup non-dairy creamer
1 dash salt

1 tablespoon flavored coffee creamer per cup

Directions:
Combine ingredients and mix well.  Store in an airtight container.

To make 1 cup: mix 4 tablespoons of mix with 6 ounces hot water. Add 1 tablespoon flavored coffee creamer.

To make 30 cups: mix 7 1/2 cups of  mix with 22 1/2 cups hot water. Add 2 cups flavored coffee creamer.

Smoothie

Our pretty simple smoothie recipe. I personally love tossing in a handful of spinach and making as thick as ice cream. 🙂

Ingredients:
3/4 cup yogurt
1 banana
1/2 cup dry milk powder
1 cup frozen strawberries
other frozen fruit (peaches, pineapple etc) if desired

milk to thin if needed
Sugar or Stevia to taste

Directions:

Mix all ingredients in blender.  Blend.  

Orange Refresher

This has always been a favorite. It’s especially refreshing during the summer!

Ingredients:
1 can (6 oz) frozen orange juice concentrate, thawed
1/3 cup sugar
1/3 cup dry milk powder
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
3/4 cup cold water
10 – 12 ice cubes
orange slices and mint, optional

Directions:
Combine the first five ingredients in a blender and process at high speed.  Add ice cubes, a few at a time, blending until slushy.
Garnish with orange slices and mint if desired.  Serve immediately.