Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Warmth in a Mug

The weather has been FREEZING in my town the last few days!! It was only 12 degrees just a few hours ago (according to my van). BURRRR!! So what's a cold wintery day without a nice warm mug of hot cocoa and a good book? (Yeah right, like I have time for that right now.) I found a couple of yummy-looking recipes for homemade hot chocolate on two other blogs. Go to over to Inspired Living for Angie's and A Feathered Nest for Abby's.

Now if you're not into chocolate, here's a delightful recipe for

Hot Cinnamon Milk Mix:
2 c. powdered milk
1 c. powdered coffee creamer
1 1/4 c. sugar
1 Tbsp. cinnamon

Add 1/3 c. mix to 1 c. hot water in a mug. Add a few drops of vanilla for extra flavor. Mmmmm! (You can buy powdered milk and dry coffee creamer in bulk at certain stores!)

Now, to top it off right... I found a recipe while blog-surfing last year for Pink Peppermint Cool Whip. I can't remember who's blog this idea came from, so if it was yours please let me know!

All you do is unwrap and put the mints into the blender and blend them into a pink powder. (It's VERY loud, so don't do it at nap time!) Sometimes one will get caught in the blades, so don't be alarmed. Just turn off, loosen it and keep going.

Now mix the peppermint powder into the Cool Whip (to taste) and it's ready for dolloping!

Save the unused peppermint powder in an air-tight baggy or container to sprinkle on cookies or other things.

I found the cutest idea for a Hot Chocolate Bar at Homemaking Fun.

*Another hot chocolate tip- Try spicing up your hot chocolate for unsuspecting guests with a little cinnamon and nutmeg. There are also lots of flavored powdered coffee creamers for people to mix in their own added flavor. Be creative! Pin It


  1. MMMMMmmmmm!! A little "dollop" goes a long way! And makes everything taste better! Loving your blog with all your creative ideas! THANK YOU!!

  2. I never knew you could crush peppermints in the blender like that. I'll have to try that because I love hot chocolate and I love mint. Perfect.


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