If you are a coffee and a hot cocoa lover like myself then boy do I have a recipe for you! And one of the best things about it is that you can make it by the batch and have enough to share (or if you're like me keep to yourself!) This does not last long at my house.
My mom actually got me hooked on Fireside Coffee when several years ago she made it and gave it out as Christmas gifts. They were in cute little mason jars with ribbon and when given with a cute mug made a perfect present for a teacher or co-worker.
We've made probably no less than 3 batches since the holidays! I hope you enjoy it as much as we do.
2 cups of powdered cocoa (hot chocolate) mix - DO NOT use plain cocoa here (gag!)
2 cups of nondairy coffee creamer (you can use regular or vanilla is good too)
1 cup instant coffee
1 TSP cinnamon
1/2 TSP nutmeg
1 1/2 cups of white sugar
Combine all ingredients and mix very well. Store in air tight container. We use mason jars for ours. Stir well before each use since some ingredients tend to settle at the bottom.
I typically combine 4-5 TSP of the mixture with 1 cup of boiling water. You may have to experiment with the coffee/water ratio until you find what best suites your taste.
I hope you enjoyed this recipe and if you decide to make it let me know how it turned out.