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Homemade Hot Cocoa Mix

Servings: 21 servings
Prep Time: 5 mins
This simple homemade hot cocoa mix is so much better than storebought! Just add hot water when ready to serve.
DIY hot cocoa gift basket with homemade hot cocoa mix
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  • 3 cups milk powder or instant nonfat dry milk (300 grams)
  • 3 cups powdered sugar (330 grams)
  • 1 cup unsweetened cocoa powder (84 grams)

Optional flavor additions (add one or more):

  • 1/2 cup flavored non-dairy creamer (hazelnut, vanilla, etc.)
  • 1-2 teaspoons ground cinnamon, chai spice mix, or pumpkin pie spice mix
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla powder

To serve hot chocolate:

  • 1/3 cup hot cocoa mix (from above)
  • 3/4 cup boiling water


  • In a large bowl combine all ingredients, including any optional flavor additions.
  • Store in an airtight container for several months.
  • To serve hot chocolate, add mix to a cup and then boiling water. Stir until smooth. And enjoy!
  • This recipe make approximately 7 cups of mix. Recipe can be doubled or halved as desired.
  • Nutrition information is an estimate. 


Calories: 167kcal, Carbohydrates: 26g, Protein: 6g, Fat: 5g, Saturated Fat: 3g, Cholesterol: 18mg, Sodium: 69mg, Potassium: 306mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 24g, Vitamin A: 171IU, Vitamin C: 2mg, Calcium: 172mg, Iron: 1mg
Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American
Author: Annalise

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