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Homemade Hot Chocolate Mix

How to make the best homemade hot chocolate mix. Easy recipe, perfect for gifts in a jar. Makes a rich and creamy hot cocoa that'll warm you right up.
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Course: Beverages
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 24
Calories: 100kcal
Author: Mel Lockcuff


  • The Pioneer Woman Timeless Beauty Ribbed Glass Bowl
  • Wilton Scoop-It Batter Spoons, Set of 3
  • Anchor Hocking 1-Gallon Cracker Jar with Brushed Aluminum Lid, Set of 4, Clear Glass


  • In a large mixing bowlwhisk together the powdered sugar and cocoa powder to help remove any lumps. 
  • Add in the dry milk powder.
  • Then add the coffee creamer, and whisk everything together 'til mixed well.
  • Add your homemade hot chocolate mix to an airtight container or jar for storage.
  • To mix up a cup of homemade hot chocolate, add 1/2 cup hot chocolate mix to your favorite mug.
  • Add 8 ounces hot water to the mix in the mug.*
  • Stir everything together well.



*Do not substitute a chocolate drink mix for unsweetened cocoa powder. If you do, you’ll be adding extra sugar and other ingredients to your hot chocolate mix. It will not turn out the way it should and will probably be way too sweet.
**Dry milk can have wheat or the possibility of contamination with wheat. So, if you need a gluten-free option, you really need to look for a specifically gluten-free instant dry milk powder. Also, watch your cocoa powder, powdered sugar, and coffee creamer to be sure they don’t have any cross-contamination.
6. You can add warm milk instead of hot water. With the milk powder, I find that it's creamy enough, so I simply add hot water to my mix and stir it up.


Serving: 1g | Calories: 100kcal | Carbohydrates: 18g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 2mg | Sodium: 51mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 15g
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