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 mix...it 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.