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Hot Chocolate Mix in glass jar with a little scoop and festive decor in background
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Homemade Hot Chocolate Mix

Quick and easy hot cocoa mix that is perfect to have in the pantry to make a warm mug of hot cocoa with.
Prep Time5 mins
Total Time5 mins
Course: Beverages
Cuisine: American
Servings: 12
Calories: 246kcal
Author: Julie Evink


  • 2 c. instant dry milk
  • 2 c. powdered sugar sifted
  • 1 c. unsweetened cocoa powder sifted
  • c. granulated sugar

Optional Add-Ins for Hot Chocolate

  • ½ c. chocolate chips white, milk or semi-sweet
  • Mini marshmallows
  • Peppermint extract


Homemade Hot Chocolate Mix

  • In a large bowl, sift together the powdered sugar, instant dry milk and cocoa powder. Then add the granulated sugar on top. Whisk together until well combined.
  • Store in airtight container or jar for up to 3 months.

How to Make Hot Chocolate

  • To make hot cocoa, add ⅓ cup of mix in a mug, stir in 1 cup warm milk, add toppings and optional add-ins of your choice.


Ways to Dress Up Hot Chocolate!
  • Top it with mini marshmallows!
  • Add some chocolate chips or white chocolate chips before adding the warm milk – they will melt into the drink for extra chocolate goodness.
  • Add a dollop of homemade whipped cream and sprinkle cocoa powder or grated chocolate over the top.
  • Or, drizzle some caramel sauce or chocolate sauce over the whipped cream for an extra treat.
  • For the adults, add a shot of espresso or strong brewed coffee for a DIY mocha! Or, add a splash of peppermint schnapps for a boozy kick.


Calories: 246kcal | Carbohydrates: 22g | Protein: 11g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 40mg | Sodium: 153mg | Potassium: 524mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 22g | Vitamin A: 390IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 371mg | Iron: 1mg