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Knock knock knock.
Wow, it’s coming fast, kids. We’re just ripping those doors off our advent calendars at breakneck pace!
Today I got a great big package from Alvin, Texas and I was perplexed as to what it might contain. So I FaceTimed with Momma so she could walk me through it in case I wasn’t supposed to open something from “Santa Claus.”
To my delight and surprise, it was filled with homemade cookies, fudge, citrus from mom’s backyard trees (standby for The Gentleman’s Winter Marmalade Recipe…), and this enduring classic: The Gentleman’s Momma’s Holiday Hot Chocolate.
Every year in December mom would make this beverage powder, and divvy it up into decorative containers, mugs, and jars. Then she would gift it to friends and relatives. This tastes like my childhood.
Here’s what you need:
Don’t you love when the recipe is in the hand of the person from whom you receive it?
- 1-8 quart box powdered milk
- 1-1 pound box of Nestle Quick (it’s now branded as Nesquik and has a big rabbit on the front)
- 1-1 pound box powdered sugar
- 6 ounces powdered creamer
Combine all the ingredients in a big mixing bowl.
In a kettle or the microwave heat water or milk. Add 1 cup of liquid to 1/4-1/2 cup dry ingredients. Add marshmallows. Add a peppermint. Add Baileys and look at the tree.
Make all your friends happy by sharing your concoction. Or drink the whole damn batch yourself!
The Gentleman Caller (+ Momma)