I have a good suggestion that always works for me: add some of your 1c of cold water to the mix. But only some. Stir it up until it's smooth (looks like the brownie batter) then add the rest of the water and stir it all up. It should work out perfectly. good luck!.
I mix it with a whisk before heating. Only had clumps once. The hot chocolate is one of my favorites..
Sounds good. I have a box still of that and still havent used it!.
Carise's advice is dead-on. Add just enough cold water to mix it into a paste. Then either add hot water, or add cold water and nuke the whole thing..
Thanks sooo much! I'm going to try it tomorrow..
I add hot water to it while it's in my blender bottle and shake it. Comes out perfect!.
Yay for the tips on this! I just got my Free week of food and the Hot chocolate was in there....... along with the Peach oatmeal I couldn't stand Oatmeal pre-MF. I don't know what I'll do with this one..
I blend it in the magic bullet cold, heat it up and then stick a hand held/batter operated frother in it and it's perfect, and a little frothy too. If I am adding it to my morning coffee, I just add the packet to the coffee, use the hand held frother and it blends perfectly. (for those who have not learned the hard way, you cannot/should not put hot liquid in the magic bullett/blender).
I agree with those who said mix it into a paste. I then add the rest of the water slowly while stirring for no lumps.
Another great option is to add it to coffee. It saves you using a condiment (splenda). I go to Dunkin Donuts...order a medium..have them add my packet at 1/2 full of coffee and put on the collata machine to blend...then add the rest of the coffee. Perfection every time!! Good luck!!.
This is pretty much how I mix all my hot drinks and even my soups (especially tomato) and oatmeal.... anything I have to "stir" rather than blend gets this method.
Sooo it was a success with a 1/4c of water to mix to paste then added the rest. no clumps!!! thanx soo much!!!.
I found a fix for the oatmeal. I mix it with 4-5 Tablespoons of water. Spray a ramekin with Pam and then cook it for 2 minutes. It comes out like a muffin. A few sprays of ICBINB or sometimes I put 1 tablespoon of cream cheese (counts as 1 healthy fat)..
I usually have the hot chocolate as a shake. Just add 3/4 - 1 cup of water, 6 ice cubes and blend. Tastes just like a Wendy's Frosty...atleast it does to me!.
I too really like the hot chocolate...so much so that I add more water to it so I have more to consume! Still has great flavor an not too watered down tasting..