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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!

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.

glass mugs with hot chocolate powder in them

A cute jar filled with this chocolaty goodness makes a great gift for friends, neighbors, coworkers and teachers. Just include a cute tag with instructions for making a cup of cocoa and you are done!

several years ago. Then we had snowman jars for our homemade white hot chocolate mix.

Those together with some chocolate dipped Rudolph marshmallows and easy snowman marshmallows makes for a super cute hot chocolate gift basket. Or display them all for a festive hot cocoa bar at a winter party.

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!

small glass mug with hot cocoa and mini marshmallows

Original post from 2015:

From hence forth this week shall be known as hot chocolate week! Hip hip hooray! As I run around the house decorating for Christmas, there are two things that MUST be present.

Christmas music

Hot chocolate

My husband only appreciates one of these things, and it’s not the music! Too bad for him.

glass mugs of hot chocolate with marshmallows

While the tree is being trimmed either an old classic Christmas movie must be on, or the music. I don’t care which one it is, but it has to be one.

It’s not an option. Not even a little bit.

This hot chocolate recipe is perfect for having on hand when the feeling strikes. It is also great as a gift.

MiMi, Little Dude and I made a few batches the other day and put it in jars. That way each of my siblings can have some homemade hot chocolate as they get their houses ready for Christmas as well!

The powder only takes a minute or two to make. 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.

We did the taste tester mug with the Keurig, just put the cocoa mix in the cup and add the hot water. Little Dude was the official taste tester and he approved!

rudolph jar filled with hot cocoa mix
Yield: 12 Servings

Homemade Hot Chocolate Mix

jars of hot chocolate mix

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!

Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes


  • 4 ounces German's baking chocolate
  • 1/3 cup cocoa
  • 2/3 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1.5 cups powdered milk


To Make the Mix

  1. Chop chocolate in the food processor until small chunks.
  2. Add remaining ingredients and process until powdery and well mixed.
  3. Store in airtight containers until ready to use.

To Make Hot Chocolate

  1. Add 4-5 T of hot chocolate mix into 8 oz boiling water. Stir until dissolved and enjoy!

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


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.

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glass mugs with hot cocoa powder in them

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Friday 11th of December 2020

This is a fantastic idea. It sounds wonderful.


Tuesday 15th of December 2020

Thank you, it is so easy and really tasty. It's great for gifts too!


Thursday 10th of December 2020

Oh that little taste tester is the best!!


Tuesday 15th of December 2020

He really is!

AJ @ Aspen Jay

Monday 7th of December 2015

Perfect timing Carlee! We are planning our annual Carols & Cookie party and I wanted to make homemade chocolate this year so am in the market for a recipe to try... and then I found yours! Thanks so much. I agree with you about the Christmas music, it is definitely a must while decorating! Thanks for partying with us at Talented Tuesday. Merry Christmas! Aspen


Monday 7th of December 2015

How fun! There are some crock pot versions out there that look amazing too! I REALLY want to do a cookies and cocoa open house this year, but I just don't know how it would fit in. December is always so busy and goes so fast! I love the idea of Carols & Cookies. Maybe I'll just come to your party ;-)


Sunday 6th of December 2015

I agree, got to have the Christmas music while decorating the tree. We did this yesterday, but my husband wasn't so keen on the music either! I haven't made home made hot chocolate before but I'm thinking of doing some for Christmas. Thanks for sharing your recipe with the Blog Fair.


Sunday 6th of December 2015

There are so many fun recipes for hot chocolate I want to try! This is great because one you have the mix, you can make the hot chocolate one mug at a time. I need to get the recipe my mom made last Christmas. She had a big pot going on the stove and served it with fresh whipped cream and peppermint sprinkles. YUM!


Sunday 6th of December 2015

Sounds like a delicious homemade hot chocolate recipe! Thank you for sharing at Merry Monday!


Sunday 6th of December 2015

Thanks for hosting!