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.

hot strawberry drink, Hot Strawberry Drink & Sweet Gift, Joyful Homemaking

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.

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hot strawberry drink, Hot Strawberry Drink & Sweet Gift, Joyful Homemaking
This really is yummy and perfect for a cool fall evening or a snowy night in front of the fireplace.
 
 hot strawberry drink, Hot Strawberry Drink & Sweet Gift, Joyful Homemaking
Hope you enjoy!
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29 Comments

  1. Wow that looks yummy!! Great gift idea! New follower. Would love it if you would stop by and share this at my linky party 🙂 http://everything-underthemoon.blogspot.com/2011/11/bedazzle-me-monday-7_6572.html

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  2. I would just love getting that little jar of goodness! Thank you so much for sharing your fabulous recipe with Full Plate Thursday. Hope you are having a great week end and come back soon!
    Miz Helen

  3. I found this fabulous recipe of yours from “Not Your Ordinary Recipes- Stir Stitch and Straighten” I love your recipe and wish I hhad the stuff to make it now! Pinned and Stumbled!

  4. This looks awesome, I can’t wait to make it (and maybe give it as a gift)!

    New follower from Stir, Stitch, and Straighten =)

  5. Mmm thank you so much for sharing! Looks delicious and i love the idea about making at as a sweet little gift! p.s. newest follower 🙂
    oh and by the way, i like your widget with today’s verse:)

  6. You have some good recipes on here. I will have to give some a try.. I found you on the link parties.. I am your newest follower.. If you would like to check out my blog to that would be so great, and follow me back and facebook too. I will be doing free giveaways here shortly on clothing and mineral makeup 🙂

    -Thanks
    Brooke
    blushboutiquestyle.blogspot.com

  7. Best gift idea…I really like this…look simple and clever.

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