I have found a new favorite cookbook, Taste of Home's 2003 Quick Cooking Annual Recipes. I saw this recipe for hot strawberry milk, and knew I had to try it. As a child I just loved when my mom would buy the chocolate or strawberry drink mixes.
This recipe also makes a pretty and yummy gift idea.
Here is my modified version of the recipe, and it makes 1 16 oz. jar full of the mix.
3/4 cup plus 1 Tablespoon of nonfat dry milk powder
3 Tablespoons of powdered sugar
3 1/2 Tablespoons of plain nondairy creamer
1/3 cup strawberry instant milk drink powder (Could substitute chocolate if you prefer)
mini marshmallows (optional)
Mix all ingredients together. For one serving add 1/3 cup of mixture to 3/4 boiling water, stir well and top with mini marshmallows.
For a decorative gift, layer the ingredients in a 16 ounce jar, label with the directions on a pretty tag, and add a bow or pretty fabric top.