Monday, December 13, 2010

simple pleasures


mmmmm, Hows about a yummy mug of sugar, corn syrup solids, hydrogenated vegetable oil, possibly some coconut, palm kernal or soybean oil, modified milk ingredients, cocoa, cellulose gum, salt, dipotassium phosphate, silicon dioxide, artificial flavor, mono and diglicerides, guar gum, and sodium aluminium silicate! ( Carnation' rich and creamy' Hot Chocolate)

OR.... why not try this.
Mix together equal parts of plain cocoa and sugar. Put in jar.
To make a cup, plop some cocoa mix in mug or small pan, add milk and stir. Sometimes I add some boiling water first and then top up with milk. You can heat in a small pan on stove or do it in a microwve. Use soy milk, rice milk etc.
If you want to be fancy you can add some cinnamon or a pinch of cayenne. Try it in an individal serving first.

Makes a great gift. Now which would you prefer?

9 comments:

Lynn @ The Style Diaries said...

Definitely your version, great idea!! :)

I've seen so many simple and neat homemade gifts like this and have been adding them to my list for next year.

Kim A. said...

I'm an old-fashioned girl. Give me real butter, real cream, home made bread and chicken fried in lard. Of course, I can't indulge as much as I would like but I will enjoy some of your hot chocolate in front of the fire today. Mmmmmmmmm..I can smell it now.

♥namaste♥

Karen said...

What a great gift idea! Love your photos too...

Deb said...

Great post. I wish people would read labels more often. Your photos are beautiful but then they always are.
Hugs, Deb=^..^=x5

Sara said...

great idea! I am really not liking the whole commercialized shop till you drop Christmas thing. I love ideas like this...if more people gave gifts like this, Christmas would have a lot more meaning.

Jeanne said...

Beautiful and I love your bird mug
Much love
Jeanne

jacque4u2c said...

I will take your version any day. Very CUTE!

Eco Yogini said...

i love it- we have cocao powder at home actually, and i really really adore justus!'s 'spicy hot chocolate' mix- i think they have cayenne in it too. YUM

Never thought to make my own.... :)

grass.hopper said...

LOVE that chickadee mug!!