Ready or Not #29: Hot Chocolate

As I write this, temperatures have been soaring up to one hundred degrees Fahrenheit. As hard as it is to believe, winter will soon be upon us.  When it’s too hot to do anything outside, you might want to take a few moments to change your 72 hour kit clothing for warm winter wear.  Make sure that you have alternative heating sources and all of the other stuff that comes in being prepared for the cold.

One of my favorite ways to prepare for cold winter weather is to drink hot chocolate and I try to practice that as often as I can. Now, if for some reason you happen to run out of hot cocoa mix (heaven forbid) I do have a homemade recipe that is really good.

Homemade Hot Cocoa Mix

2 Cups nonfat dry milk powder
¾ cup sugar
½ cup powdered cocoa
½ cup powdered non-dairy creamer
Dash of salt

In a large mixing bowl, combine all ingredients. Blend well. Store in a tightly covered container. 3 ¾ cups of mix will make approximately 15 cups of delicious hot cocoa. To serve use ¼ cup cocoa mix and add to ¾ cup hot water. Serve.

It is suggested, by me, that you practice this form of staying warm several times a day.

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