Here's a great gift idea appropriate for almost anybody on your list - friend, grandparents, teacher or bus driver. They'll appreciate it during the January freeze, says Tina Miller, Meijer Healthy Living Advisor.
Mix the cocoa, and other dry ingredients in a snack size zip-lock baggie. In a separate snack baggie, place some miniature marshmallows. Cut out the directions below, roll up (like a small scroll) and tie with a festive ribbon. Insert all 3 items in a large holiday china or travel (thermal) mug. An optional addition would be a wrapped candy cane or old-fashioned cinnamon candy stick as a festive stirrer. Place in a gift bag and you're done!
Hot Chocolate Dry Ingredients
4-5 teaspoons unsweetened powdered cocoa
4 Tablespoons sugar (or sugar substitute if preferred-refer to package for sugar substitution proportions)
1/8 teaspoon Meijer salt
1/8 teaspoon McCormick ground cinnamon
Directions for Homemade Hot Chocolate Just For You!
Ingredients: Unsweetened powdered cocoa, sugar, salt
cinnamon and marshmallows.
Directions: Pour the sugar, cocoa & salt mixture in a large
mug. Heat 2-cups milk or plain soymilk on the stovetop or in a
microwave, until hot. Gradually add the milk to cocoa mixture;
stirring well. Stir in 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract, top with the marshmallows and enjoy.