Hot Cocoa Mix

Hot Cocoa Mix

Okay, I’ve got one more sweet Christmas recipe for you guys. This homemade hot cocoa mix is perfect for homemade holiday gifts for friends, family, co-workers, teachers, you name it! Everybody loves a warm mug of hot chocolate. While I do buy the pre-made packets, homemade mix is always a special treat. There are no weird added ingredients and you can get creative with the mix. It’s made with just 4 ingredients: powdered milk, cocoa powder, powdered sugar, and some chocolate. You can use dark chocolate powder and dark chocolate if you want a richer hot cocoa. I also highly recommend a good quality cocoa powder (like dutch process) if you can as I think it can make a difference with the overall taste of the hot chocolate.

Buy some jars, cute labels, and pretty ribbon and make some sweet little gifts for your loved ones! I think it would also be really cute to do a hot cocoa kit complete with a jar of the hot cocoa mix, a couple of cute mugs, and some mini marshmallows for the topping!

Hot Cocoa Mix

Hot Cocoa Mix

Hot Cocoa Mix


  • 2 cups non-fat powdered milk
  • 1 cup unsweetened cocoa powder (dutch process is great; can also use dark chocolate powder)
  • 2-2 1/2 cups powdered sugar (can adjust to taste)
  • 2/3 cup semi-sweet chocolate (can also use milk chocolate or dark chocolate)


  1. Add the powedered milk, cocoa powder, and powdered sugar to the bowl of a food processor. Process until the mixture is well-combined and is in a fine powder. Pour the mixture into a large mixing bowl and set aside. Then add the chocolate to the food processor and process until the chocolate is broken down into a powder. Add the chocolate to the powdered milk mixture and stir until well-combined. Transfer the mix to jars or an airtight container.
  2. To make the hot cocoa, add about 2 tablespoons of mix to every 8 ounces of warm milk or water (or feel free to add more mix to taste if desired).
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Hot Cocoa Mix



  1. I love hot chocolate and try to have one mug a day all winter long. It just makes me in a better mood. This is a great gift to give but also a special treat for you.

  2. This would be the cutest present… to myself.. to drink in one go :P

    Choc Chip Uru

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