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Homemade Hot Cocoa Mix

This simple homemade hot cocoa mix is so much better than storebought! Just add hot water when ready to serve.


  • 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. 


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