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How to Make Hot Chocolate Mix

Enjoying a steaming mug of incredibly creamy and rich hot chocolate is one of my favorite easy treats. Making it super easy and convenient to whip up with hot water and a scoop of this homemade mix. In minutes you will be relaxing and unwinding with a mug of steaming chocolate deliciousness. It is the star of our hot chocolate bar (see how I set up one HERE).

Homemade hot cocoa mix

Homemade hot cocoa mix

 

Let me start at the beginning of my journey to make an easy, inexpensive, and healthier hot chocolate mix.

It took so much effort and time with the measuring, cooking, and stirring for a simple mug of hot cocoa. Don’t forget I had to wash a pan, measuring cups, and spoons too. 

To make this process easier I thought I would look for a ready-made mix. 

So I looked for a store-bought premade, but they contained high fructose corn syrup or were expensive. Therefore, I decided to make my own premade mixture. 

I experimented with multiple combinations of ingredients to finally find the perfect combination of chocolate, milk, and sweet. This hot chocolate mix is delicious, inexpensive, and easy. 

Ingredients for hot chocolate mix

Ingredients for hot chocolate mix

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Hot Chocolate Recipe

Simple ingredients are perfectly balanced to make the best hot chocolate mix. 

Homemade Hot Chocolate Mix Ingredients

**I have taped the printed recipe to the inside of a cabinet door to make this recipe with ease.

Mix Ingredients 
  • 3 cups dry milk powder (or nonfat dry milk powder)
  • 1 cup granulated sugar 
  • 2/3 cup cocoa powder (or dutch process cocoa)
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt

You can find all these ingredients in most grocery stores. 

Supplies

Let’s get cooking…

How to Make the Mix

I like using my food processer to ground all the ingredients into a fine powder. The finer the powder the easier it dissolves in the hot water. Unlike the store-bought mixes, this one easily dissolves.

 

Adding powdered milk

Adding powdered milk

I add the dry milk powder and sugar first then I add the cocoa since I enjoy watching the layers as they are blending together. 

Add granulated sugar

Add granulated sugar

I use granulated sugar not powdered sugar since powdered sugar has corn starch added to it. 

Adding Cocoa powder

Adding Cocoa powder

Just add a pinch of salt.

A pinch of Salt added to the hot chocolate mix

A pinch of salt added to the hot chocolate mix

 

Blend mixture in a food processor

Blend mixture in a food processor

 

Scoop mixture into jars

Scoop mixture into jars

 

Add hot chocolate mix in a mug

Add the hot chocolate mix to a mug with the mixture

 

Add hot water to the mug

Add hot water to the mug

 

Stir the mixture

Stir the mixture

Homemade hot cocoa mix

Hot Chocolate Mix

This delicious hot chocolate mix is easy and quick to make.
5 from 2 votes
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Course: Dessert, Drinks
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Homemade Hot Chocolate Mix, Hot Chocolate Mix
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 12
Calories: 191kcal

Ingredients

  • 3 cups dry milk powder
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2/3 cup cocoa powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt

Instructions

  • Place all the ingredients in a food processor and blend until mixed thoroughly into a fine powder.
  • Store in an airtight container.

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Notes

This mix makes a seriously creamy and delicious mug of hot chocolate. It is perfect for a Hot Chocolate bar. 
Serve with your favorite toppings; whipped cream, marshmallows, crushed candy canes, mini chocolate chips, chocolate sauce, caramel sauce (my homemade recipe is the best), or any flavor you like.
Add a bow to your jar and give it as a gift with a fun mug. 

Nutrition

Calories: 191kcal | Carbohydrates: 36g | Protein: 13g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 6mg | Sodium: 197mg | Potassium: 647mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 33g | Vitamin A: 697IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 409mg | Iron: 1mg
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Serving suggestions

This mix makes a seriously creamy and delicious mug of hot chocolate. For one cup of hot chocolate, I use a heaping 2 tablespoons of the powdered mixture in a large mug and fill it with hot water from my Keurig coffee machine set on a regular-sized mug setting. 

It is perfect for a Hot Chocolate bar. I like to add these printable labels to my jars on my bar.

Serve with your favorite toppings; whipped cream, mini marshmallows, crushed candy canes, mini chocolate chips, chocolate sauce, caramel sauce (my homemade recipe is the best), or any flavor you like.

Add a bow to your jar and give it as a gift with a fun mug. 

Hot chocolate

Hot chocolate

 

Hot chocolate with marshmallows

Served with mini marshmallows

Gift Ideas

You can make this homemade hot chocolate mix recipe for a holiday gift. 

Holiday gift hot cocoa mix

Holiday gift hot cocoa mix

 

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Hot Chocolate Bombs are rich and delicious. 

Hot cocoa bomb

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Bon Appetit,

Kippi

 

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Natalie

Saturday 6th of March 2021

I must try this. I just need to find dairy free powder because that will hurt our tummies. But I pinned it though!

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