Homemade Hot Cocoa Mix

It looks like we’re headed for some really cold weather, so what better things to do than keep warm and drink hot cocoa? 🙂 Here’s a Homemade Hot Cocoa Mix that’s really easy to make—for yourself and your family, or to give as a food gift to friends for the holidays. Who wouldn’t want some rich, chocolatey hot cocoa? You can package the mix up in a large glass jar, a canister, treat bags, or zip-top bags.

This mix is made with nonfat dry milk, unsweetened cocoa powder, powdered sugar, a little salt, and mini semi-sweet chocolate chips. It has a great chocolatey flavor. If you make it for gifting, don’t forget to include a tag with instructions for how to make it, which is included in the recipe below!

Homemade Hot Cocoa Mix

  • Servings: 15 to 18
  • Difficulty: easy
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Makes 15 to 18 servings

2 1/2 cups powdered nonfat dry milk
1 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
2 1/2 cups powdered sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 cups mini semi-sweet chocolate chips

In a large bowl, whisk or stir together the powdered milk, cocoa powder, powdered sugar, and salt, blending well.

Stir in the mini semi-sweet chocolate chips.

Store hot cocoa mix in an airtight container for up to 3 months. You can also divide the mixture up into smaller containers, canning jars, or treat bags for gifting—include a gift tag that has instructions for making the cocoa—see below).

INSTRUCTIONS FOR HOT COCOA: For each serving, place 1/3 cup cocoa mix in a mug and stir in 3/4 cup (or 6 oz.) boiling water. Stir until well-blended and chocolate chips are melted.

Optional: For a little minty flavor, stir in a few mini chocolate mint candies (like Junior Mints®) right after adding the boiling water. Top your cocoa with whipped cream or mini marshmallows.

Recipe from NancyC | nancy-c.com

A mug of hot cocoa really hits the spot on a cold day! Are you a hot cocoa fan?

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13 thoughts on “Homemade Hot Cocoa Mix

  1. Linda G

    Great recipe Nancy! Like you said a great idea for gifts this time of year too! For sure I will be making this! Fun activity to do as well with the Grandkids!! Thank you for all your efforts on your site! I’ve really enjoyed it for many years! Enjoy the Holidays!!

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    1. nancyc Post author

      Thanks so much, Linda! 🙂 So glad to hear you enjoy the recipes here! This definitely would be a fun and easy thing to make with the Grandkids! Hope you have a wonderful holiday season! 🙂


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