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Uncle Tom’s Cabin Moon Gulch Hot Cocoa Mix

This recipe comes from one of my middle school teachers from Fort Wayne, Indiana. This stuff is a hit EVERY year, and it makes a great gift. I can’t remember the name of the teacher that gave it to me, and it drives me nuts every time I make it.

Uncle Tom's Cabin Moon Gulch Hot Cocoa Mix

Uncle Tom’s Cabin Moon Gulch Hot Cocoa Mix

20 ounce box evaporated milk
30 ounce box Nestle Quik
13 ounce jar chocolate malt mix
2 pounds powdered sugar
22 ounce jar Coffee Mate
1 heaping tablespoon cinnamon
4-6 heaping tablespoons cocoa powder

Mix all ingredients in large clean garbage bag. Watch out for the dust storm!

Fill mug 1/3 of the way with mix and to the top with boiling water.


Do not substitute Coffee Mate for other brand. Do not cut in half.

MacGourmet Rating: 5 Stars


    • BigFlavorsFromATinyKitchen

      That’s so funny – I actually reached out to the principal of my old middle school a few months ago, and he narrowed it down to 2 teachers, and Tom was one of them. He doesn’t work there anymore, and I found someone on Facebook w that name who LOOKED like it may have been him and messaged him, but since we aren’t friends on FB, he hasn’t seen my message yet. I’d love for him to know what a great impression he left!

        • BigFlavorsFromATinyKitchen

          It was Northwood but the principal there told me he was teaching elsewhere now. He taught history there, but it’s most definitely him! One of the funniest things he did when I was there was get in trouble for “panhandling” – he was playing his harmonica outside the classroom between periods with his hat upside down next to him trying to collect money for classroom supplies. Such a trailblazer!

  • Cheryl Lynne Bayly

    Hi there,

    I was looking up some of my teachers from High School and one of them is Tom Cashen. This had to be his recipe. We were able to make hot cocoa every day in class. I was trying to find out what happened to him.

    🙂 Thanks for the recipe

    Cheryl Bayly

    • Ashley

      Yes – I actually reached out to the school district and got his name. I wasn’t able to get an email for him because he isn’t working there anymore. I found him on Facebook and tried messaging him but since we aren’t friends on there it went to his “other” inbox so who knows if he will ever see it. I wanted him to know how much we love that recipe still!

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