The Caskey Family


Kurundu Hot Chocolate

“The best cinnamon is made there (in Sri Lanka) from the bark of the native Kurundu tree,” according to one of our favorite books by Marjorie Priceman titled, How to Make an Apple Pie and See the World.

Today I finally found my favorite homemade hot chocolate mix to enjoy this winter, or give away (if there’s any left after the family has sampled it, that is!)  The reason I’m posting this is because it DOESN’T taste like hot cocoa mix!!  It tastes like GOOD hot chocolate and once it is made, all you have to have on hand is water!!

I thought I’d share it here:

Kurundu (Cinnamon) Hot Chocolate Mix

  1. 2 cups powdered milk
  2. 1 package (about 1/3 to 1/2 cup) of dream whip mix (or some kind of creamer)
  3. 1 cup of white sugar
  4. 3 or 4 teaspoons of cinnamon
  5. 3/4 cup of Hershey’s unsweetened cocoa powder
  6. 1/8 tsp. salt
  7. 1/2 cup mini chocolate chips

Mix ingredients well and store in a dry container until ready to serve.

Serving instructions (can be put on a tag or label and attached if given as a gift)

  • Add 3-4 generous teaspoons to a mug of boiling water.
  • Add marshmallows as desired.
  • Stir and let sit for 1 minute to cool and melt the chocolate.
  • Stir again and enjoy!