How to Make Your Own Homemade Hot Chocolate Mix with Four Ingredients

Cup of Hot Chocolate Mix Recipe

A cup of hot chocolate is always so comforting and a delicious way to warm up during winter. Instead of buying those packets of hot chocolate mix, this easy recipe is a tastier alternative that also can save you money in the process. My recipe also is more nutritious with extra protein (eight grams per cup) because of using nonfat dry powdered milk. Commercial cocoa mix packets typically contain about one gram of protein per packet and way too much sodium.

You won’t believe how simple making my hot cocoa blend mix is. This recipe uses just four ingredients or three if you eliminate the pinch of salt and makes enough to fill two 40-oz. jars and about a third of another.

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Jar of Hot Chocolate Mix Recipe and Cup

When you feel the need too cozy up with your blanket and read or watch television, I think you’ll enjoy sipping on my hot chocolate mix. You also may want to try another hot cocoa mix that I make that is also very good, but is slightly different.

Hot Chocolate Mix

4 cups of nonfat dry powdered milk
3/4 cup of unsweetened cocoa powder
1 ½ cups of sugar
1/8 teaspoon of salt

All needed is to combine all the ingredients in a mixing bowl and mix thoroughly.

Store in a covered closed jar in a cool, dry place.

Place three tablespoons of the chocolate mix per cup before adding boiling water. Stir until the mix is dissolved.

You can also drop in some mini marshmallows or whipped cream, if desired.

ENJOY!

Hot Chocolate Mix
My hot chocolate mix recipe is so easy, delicious and more nutritious with extra protein (eight grams per cup) because of using nonfat dry powdered milk.
Course: beverage, Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cocoa powder, homemade hot chocolate, hot chocolate mix, hot cocoa mix, nonfat dry powdered milk, winter drink
Author: Mary Balandiat
Ingredients
  • 4 cups of nonfat dry powdered milk
  • 3/4 cup of unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 ½ cups of sugar
  • 1/8 teaspoon of salt
Instructions
  1. All needed is to combine all the ingredients in a mixing bowl and mix thoroughly.

  2. Store in a covered closed jar in a cool, dry place.

  3. Place three tablespoons of the chocolate mix per cup before adding boiling water. Stir until the mix is dissolved.
  4. You can also drop in some mini marshmallows or whipped cream, if desired.
  5. ENJOY!
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2 Comments

  1. Maryann D.
    December 27, 2022 / 3:57 am

    I enjoy Hot Chocolate. I never made my own. This recipe looks wonderful to try!

    • Mary Balandiat
      Author
      December 27, 2022 / 7:46 am

      Hi Maryann,

      Honestly, it is delicious and so easy. It’s my favorite.

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