Remember the cart I picked up on the side of the road for free? I repurposed it to make a hot chocolate cart for Christmas and it has quickly turned into a favorite around here! The children, particularly Harris, love hot chocolate so it is getting a lot of use.
In the past, I've made cocoa mixes that used dried milk and all you had to do was add water, but after too many disappointing results we've given that sort of mix up and always use milk. Our very favorite cocoa mix only calls for 3 ingredients and is really, really good. Plus, it's easy to guss up with peppermint, whipped cream, sprinkles, etc.!
Hot Cocoa Mix
3 1/2 cups sugar
2 1/4 cups cocoa*
1 tablespoon salt
The better the cocoa, the better the finished product. I use this cocoa.