Homemade Hot Cocoa Mix Recipe

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Does your family like hot cocoa? Then this is for you!

DIY hot cocoa mix

Here at MOMables we are huge proponents of not buying what you can make yourself. One popular household staple is hot cocoa mix. Great for a hot treat on a cold day. Or even a warm one!

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Most store-bought mixes are full of fillers and junk like artificial flavors, yuck! So not only can your mix be made on a cost-conscious budget but it can also cater to individual tastes and food intolerances along with being much healthier!

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DIY Hot Cocoa Mix
Serves: 11
  • 1 cup cocoa powder (Dutch-process preferred)
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 2½ cups powdered milk (or non-dairy milk)
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons corn starch (this is to help prevent caking, so can be omitted if desired)
  1. Combine everything in a large bowl or food processor. Mix well.
  2. Put ⅓ to ½ cup mix into a mug and fill to 1 cup with hot water. Mix well.
Options to add to mix:
1 cup chocolate or white chocolate chips (whole or chopped via food processor)
1 pinch to ¼ tsp cayenne pepper

Options to add to cup of prepared cocoa:
Whipped cream
Pinch of cinnamon and/or cayenne pepper
Sprinkle with shaved chocolate
Sprinkle with crushed peppermint candy or candy cane
Add a shot of espresso before the hot water.

If you prefer using fresh milk, leave the powdered milk out of the mix and add 3 Tbsp of powdered mixture to mug and fill to 1 cup with hot milk
Nutrition Information
Serving size: ½ cup

This makes a great gift too – just pack some in a jar or air-tight container and top with some home-made marshmallows, chocolate chips, or crushed peppermint candy. What a nice treat to say “Thanks!” or even “Just because.”

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  1. Elyn says

    Blecch. I much prefer the Safeway brand. There isn’t much taste to this. Glad I made only half a batch to start.

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