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Hot Cocoa Mix

This makes a BUNCH, so use a large container for mixing and storage.

5 cups powdered milk
5 – 6 cups powdered sugar (or Splenda) – may use more or less to taste
1 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1 cup powdered non-dairy creamer

Mix all together and store in an air-tight container. Makes about 36 to 40 servings.

To serve, use 1/3 cup of mix with 3/4 cup hot water. Stir well to dissolve.

NOTE: You could also use flavored non-dairy creamer if you’d like, or add some vanilla to the cup when you serve.  Enjoy!

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Hubby drinks green tea by the gallon, so I came up with this as a cheaper alternative to buying the bottles of Lipton’s.

We use the Bigelow 100% Organic Green Tea bags from Sam’s (box of 175 bags is less than $7).

For one gallon of tea:

Boil 6 tea bags in a small saucepan (you don’t have to use a full gallon for this – just enough to fill the pan about 3/4 full). Turn the heat OFF after it comes to a rolling boil. Allow to steep for 10 – 15 minutes.

Strain tea into a gallon pitcher. Add 1/4 cup sugar (or to your taste) along with 2-4 tablespoons lemon juice (also more or less to your taste). Fill the pitcher with water, stir well. Refrigerate and serve.

Enjoy! 🙂

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