Leslie Special Chocolate Drink

One week for Christmas and if you still need ideas for presents here is a beautiful one by Leslie Franken.

Personally I do love "consumable" presents - way better than giving something that will probably end up getting dusty inside a cabinet, specially when you don't know the person you are giving the present so well.

Gift-in-a-jar is already a classic and this Chocolate Drink that Leslie makes to offer as Christmas presents to her friends is definitely a hit.     Believe me, the jar Leslie gave me last week is almost empty already :-)

The packing also makes all the difference - my present came with christmassy colored ribbons and a cute tree card.   Very simple and elegant.

Instructions are 1/4 cup of the mixture to a mug of hot water but living in Brisbane where our "white Christmas"  peaks 30C (90F),  I found out that it is also great if mixed with 250ml cold milk.    Use a blender to blend the milk and the powder together for a "foamy" milkshake like drink.

If making it cold, serve it in mini "milk jars" with paper straws for extra flair.


Leslie Special Chocolate Drink
Yields: 1.2Kg  (3x400g jars) Cost:$$ | Difficulty:  Easy | Time: 10min
Author: Leslie Frank
  • 450g (16 oz) Nesquik
  • 250g ( 9oz) icing sugar (powdered sugar)
  • 280g (10oz) Powdered milk
  • 140g (5oz) powdered carnation coffee creamer
  • 60g (2oz) cocoa powder
  • 1 Tablespoon Cinnamon
  • 2 Teaspoons instant coffee (optional)
  1. Mix up all ingredients until well blended
  2. Divide the mixture into 3  large jars

The Untamed Cook

Rachel Elich is a globetrotting, computer engineer, project manager, designer, untamed cook extraordinaire who backpacks around the world. Along the way on adventures, Rachel has adopted and incorporated international influences into all aspects of her creative work endeavours.

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