Thursday, February 9, 2012

P52 Photo Challenge - Drink Up - Week 6

This week's theme for the P52 photo challenge is "Drink Up." What immediately came to mind was a nice, warm mug of hot chocolate that I enjoy each morning and evening. Normally, I have marshmallows with my hot chocolate, but I ran out earlier this week, so I've been having it plain. 

As I was taking pictures of the cup of hot chocolate, it look so plain and unappealing. Thought if I added something on the top it might create a bit more visual interest. Looking in the cupboard, I found a jar of crushed Oreo cookies and confectioners sugar. (I had thought about using baking cocoa, but that would have been too bitter for me to drink.)

Hot chocolate with confectioners sugar and
Oreo cookie crumbs on top.

A long time ago, I found a recipe for a frugal hot chocolate mix that I have been using ever since.  What I like about the recipe is that it can be modified and still taste delicious.

Initially, I put the creamer and confectioners sugar in the mix, but have not done that for at least a year now. There not much of a difference without these two ingredients, so I didn't see a point in including them in the was just an added expense.


10 2/3 cups dry milk
6 ounces non-dairy coffee creamer
1 pound Nestle’s Quik
1/3 cup confectioners sugar


Combine all ingredients and store in an airtight container. To use, mix ½ cup with 1 cup of hot water. Enjoy!

One of my favorite mugs for hot chocolate.
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Rita said...

Now you have me thinking about hot chocolate! ;)

Laine said...

Hot chocolate with oreos?? Yes, please! =P

Mrs. T. said...

Looks yummy. It's actually a cold weekend (cold for us) here in Florida. Hot chocolate might just hit the spot. Nice photo.

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Angie said...

Lovely image of a favorite drink for many! Hot chocolate! Mmmm... :)

Gardening in a Sandbox said...

Love your mug for cocoa. V

Dusty Coyote said...

I never thought of oreos on hot chocolate before. Oh wow! Looks amazing.

Jenny said...

Yum! There's nothing like a nice cup of hot chocolate!

Chelsea said...

Yum! Looks delicious...too bad I'm never willing to skip out on coffee so that I can have hot chocolate...maybe I'll have to mix the two!

Light Trigger said...

hummmm yummiiiiii!!

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