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Friday, February 7, 2014

A Valentine Treat ~ Winter Spiced Cocoa

Do you need a gift idea for Valentine's Day?
How about something warm and sweet!

Winter Spiced Cocoa

2 cups powdered milk ~ I like to use Peak Dry Whole Milk
3/4 cup sugar
1/2 cup natural cocoa ~ baking cocoa
1/2 cup non dairy creamer powder ~ such as Coffee Mate
1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/2 teaspoon ground cardamom
1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground ginger

Put all ingredients in food processor and pulse until mixed well. Store in air tight container.
Mix 3 Tablespoons to a cup of very hot water.


Winter Spiced Cocoa will make a great gift.
Place cocoa in a mason jar and decorate!
 A perfect way to say "I Love You" on a cold winters night.

Do you give Valentine's?
What are some of your ideas for this Valentine's?

Have a great weekend.


  1. This sounds so good! I like the addition of the spices, especially the cardamom. I've never tried cocoa with those spices in it but it sounds delicious!

  2. What a wonderful idea Carla - can I add a little rum to that lol ?
    I love giving gifts of homemade food items ( soup mixes in jars - cake and cookie mixes etc ) never would have thought of this!

  3. How I wish I could have some....make some? Lactose intolerant doesn't stand for any kind of milk but it sure must be delicious!

  4. Yum! I have never had a spiced cocoa, but it sounds delicious.... and warming, which is very important to us this year!

  5. This is such a cute idea. My daughter who's in college would love this!


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