Convenience Mix #5: Hot Cocoa Convenience Mix

Part of the Saving Money With Homemade Convenience Mixes Series

Originally prepared by Nellie Hedstrom, Extension Nutrition Specialist
Revised and updated by Statewide Nutrition and Physical Activity Educator Kate Yerxa

Saving Money With Homemade Convenience Mixes provides recipes for master convenience mixes that you can make and keep on hand. These mixes are healthier and less expensive than the packaged convenience mixes you buy in the store, and allow you to control the amount of fat, sodium, sugar, and additives in your foods without sacrificing the convenience of a mix. There are 15 master convenience mixes, each with recipes you can make from the mix.

A complete index of convenience mix recipes can be found on the Bulletin #4029, Saving Money With Homemade Convenience Mixes page.

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Index to Recipes


Hot Cocoa Convenience Mix

Hot Cocoa Convenience Mix Food Nutrition Facts Label (click to view)Makes 4 1/2 cups

2/3 cup sugar
1 1/2 cups dry nonfat milk powder
2/3 cup unsweetened cocoa
1 1/2 cups non-dairy powdered creamer, light (optional)

Sift cocoa. Mix ingredients thoroughly and store in an airtight container. To use, bring 4 cups of water to boil in a saucepan, mix in 3/4 cup Convenience Mix and stir well.


Mocha Mix

Combine 1/3 cup Hot Cocoa Convenience Mix and 1/4 cup instant coffee. Store in an airtight container. To serve, measure 1 1/2 tablespoons mix into a cup. Add boiling water and stir well.

Mocha Mix Food Nutrition Facts Label (click to view)


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