Hot chocolate mix is easy to make at home, just get out your food processor and a few simple ingredients. Then you can store it in a jar so you are ready when you need a hot delicious chocolaty drink.
Make a jar of homemade hot chocolate mix to give to friends and more to keep for yourself. Then you are just a little warm milk or water away from a steamy mug of hot cocoa. It is ready to warm you up at a moment’s notice!
This recipe was originally shared back in December of 2015. I know most of you didn’t know I existed back then, so I thought it was past time to dust it off and share it with you again.
It is fabulous because this mix is so simple to make and stores well. Then you can have a mug of homemade hot chocolate any time.
You only need a few simple ingredients and a food processor and you are ready to go. Then put your mix in jars or gifting or storing.
A cute jar filled with this chocolaty goodness makes a great holiday gift for friends, neighbors, coworkers and teachers. Just include a cute tag with instructions for making a cup of cocoa and you are done!
No matter how you decide to serve it, you will be glad you had the foresight to make some yummy mix to have on hand. After all a sip of warm creamy hot chocolate makes a cold winter day a lot easier to take!
Make a Homemade Version of the Powdered Hot Cocoa Mix
This easy recipe only takes a minute or two to make. A few simple ingredients and a quick buzz in the food processor and you are ready to package it.
When it is time to enjoy it, all you have to do is measure out a few tablespoons full and add boiling water. A quick stir and your mug is ready to be enjoyed or topped with your favorite additions.
Mini marshmallows are a classic addition to a nice mug of hot chocolate, but crushed candy canes are tasty as well. You can try whipped cream or a sprinkle of cinnamon as well.
You can also add some of these ingredients to you jar if you plan to give the mix away. You are giving the gift of nostalgia without the preservatives or artificial flavors.
We really like the recipe just the way it is written. It reminds me a lot of the packets of Swiss Miss you get at the grocery store.
However, one of the most fun parts about making it your own hot chocolate mix is you get to make it your own. If you like a little spice, try adding a pinch of cayenne pepper to the mix.
Or use coconut sugar instead of granulated if that is more your style. This is your chance to make it your own.
More Great Hot Chocolate Recipes
To make a big batch of the richest, creamiest hot chocolate you’ve ever had, try making my slow cooker hot chocolate. Throw the ingredients in the crockpot before you go outside to play and it will be hot and steamy when you are ready to warm back up.
White chocolate lovers should try making my homemade white hot chocolate mix. Though it is even popular with my husband who isn’t a white chocolate fan.
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- 4 ounces German's baking chocolate
- 1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
- 2/3 cup powdered sugar
- 1/2 cup granulated sugar
- 3/4 teaspoon salt
- 1.5 cups powdered milk
To Make the Mix
- Chop chocolate in the food processor until small chunks.
- Add remaining ingredients and process until it is a fine powder and well mixed.
- Store in an airtight container or mason jar until ready to use.
To Make Hot Chocolate
- Add 4-5 T of hot chocolate mix into 8 oz boiling hot water. Stir until dissolved and enjoy!
For a richer cup cocoa, use hot milk instead of water.
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Amount Per Serving: Calories: 157Total Fat: 5gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 2mgSodium: 182mgCarbohydrates: 23gFiber: 2gSugar: 19gProtein: 5g
All nutritional information is estimated and will depend on the exact ingredients you use.