Hot Beverages


Cinna-Nilla Hot Cocoa Mix Recipe


  • 4 cups nonfat dry milk powder
  • 2 cups Splenda® (powdered sugar can be substituted)
  • 1 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 3/4 cup fat-free French vanilla nondairy creamer (or use regular fat-free nondairy creamer and add 2 tablespoons pure vanilla powder -- it's near the extracts in most supermarkets)
  • 2 tablespoons ground cinnamon (just leave it out if you don't like cinnamon)

1. Add dry milk powder, Splenda® (or powdered sugar), cocoa powder, non-dairy creamer, and cinnamon to an extra large bowl and stir to blend ingredients well.
2. Use a flexible mat or funnel to gently pour the hot cocoa mix into empty pint jars (filling them about 3/4-inch from the top) and decorate the jars with ribbon, bows, or fabric rounds.
3. Add 1/3 cup of cocoa mix to 3/4 cup of boiling water.

This recipe makes enough hot cocoa mix to fill about 4, 1-pint jars.

Nutritional Information:
Per cup of prepared hot cocoa: 70 calories, 4.5 g protein, 12 g carbohydrate, 0.5 g fat (0.3 g saturated fat, 0.2 g monounsaturated fat), 2 mg cholesterol, 1.2 g fiber, 68 mg sodium. Calories from fat: 6%.

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