Wednesday, February 13, 2008

WFMW: Creamy Hot Chocolate On the Go

It is Wednesday, so there should be a session of "Works for Me Wednesday" over at Rocks in my Dryer, but since Shannon is in Africa doing great things, Melanie is hosting WFMW at her blog this week. Here is my hot tip:

We live in hot chocolate country, or rather, we live in a hot chocolate climate. We have had 79 inches of snow thus far this winter, and expect another 6 to 10 inches tonight.

When we venture out for an outdoor adventure, we make sure to bring along a child-friendly warm beverage in our handy-dandy thermos.

The problem is, we like our hot chocolate smooth and creamy, but pouring milk in cools the chocolate, which is unacceptable when the thermos will be outdoors for a while before we drink it. My solution: powdered milk. I pour it in at a 1:2 ratio to the hot chocolate mix, fill the thermos half-full with hot water, shake, then fill it up.

Creamy, but stays warm even after 3 hours outside in single-digit temps.

Amazed at my ingenuity? I knew you would be :)


Monica said...

Who knew? Thanks for the tip. I was looking for a way to use up some powdered milk that I have.

Tiffany said...

OK, I have never used powdered milk before, but today, have found two uses for it. Maybe I will have to try it out. And, I love hot chocolate, also. Thanks for the tip!

Melissa Markham said...

Great tip! And I am jealous of the snow you get!

Kate in NJ said...

Yes, I am. Great tip and how about you send some snow down to me..the inch we had the other night was washed away by the rain Yesterday.
P is seriously bummin!