6 c Organic Valley nonfat dry milk powder
2-1/2 c sugar
1-1/4 c cocoa powder
1/4 c powdered sugar
1/4 tsp salt
Mix together and store in an airtight container. To make 1 cup of hot chocolate, stir 1/3 c mix into a little cold water in a mug until blended, then fill with boiling water from the teakettle and stir until the sugar is dissolved. The milk powder must be mixed into cold water to dissolve (kind of like cornstarch, so don’t skip the cold water step.)
The original recipe from Grandma called for 5-1/3 c instant milk powder, 2-1/2 c Nesquick, 1 c powdered creamer, 1/4 c powdered sugar, and 1/4 tsp salt. But since Nesquick and powdered creamer are processed “fake” food, and not real food, I adjusted the recipe, adding more milk to compensate for the creamer, and figuring the proportions of cocoa powder and sugar in Nesquick. The advantage to grocery store chemicals, is that Nesquick and instant dry milk powder dissolves instantly in hot water, LOL. Tweaking may be necessary; let me know if you make any adjustments.
Oh – and these homemade marshmallows are wonderful in hot chocolate!