Saturday, January 14, 2012

More Thrifty Ways to Meet Ends Meet! Homemade Hot Cocoa.

Well I am on a mission to make more things and end the processed food in this house. Not that some of these items aren't processed, but I just am tired of spending an arm and a leg on hot cocoa during the winter months. Nothing is more soothing to us than a cup of steaming cocoa when old man winter rears his head. So I found this killer recipe I shared once before, but will again hot cocoa recipe. Still as yet I am trying to figure if this is a better deal than the packaged hot cocoa. We have huge mugs, and tend to use 1.5 packets of the packaged one. The homemade version we use 3 heaping T. My total cost for all the ingredients for a double batch [4 qts of mix] was $9.52. I figured I would need a slew of dried milk, but hey it will come in use for breadmaking, hurricanes, etc.

After testing the packet kind we used 5T compared to the 3T in the homemade version. The homemade version had a nice rich flavor as well. This 4qt mix will make 85 cups of homemade hot cocoa and .11 per serving. The packet version was .25 per serving which isn't much more, but I think I will stick to the homemade version because it is versatile. I am sure as well that I can get down the ingredient cost because I didn't have much in q's for the nesquik at the time.

I know this is an unusual test, but hey in life all of it is a gamble...sometimes we just need to humor ourselves! For now I will stick my $11.90 in my pocket and run off to make some hot cocoa it sure is cold tonight! Bless you and yours.


  1. I like the pic of the final product! Looks very yummy, especially with the touch of chocolate on the edge of the saucer!! :)

  2. It really is amazing. I might add a bit more chocolate next time since they like it super chocolatey. Well presentation is what I adore ya know. ;)