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Homemade White Hot Chocolate Mix

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Make your own white hot chocolate mix in just a few minutes with only a handful of ingredients. Then you can make creamy white hot cocoa all winter long!

jar of white hot chocolate mix with red and white baker's twine tied around the jar to make it festive.

Whip up your own white hot chocolate mix, it is beyond easy! It just takes a handful of ingredients and maybe ten minutes if you take your time. Then you can make creamy white hot chocolate all winter long. 

It is the perfect way to warm up on a chilly day. Or pass out jars as gifts for neighbors, friends and teachers at Christmas. 

At Christmastime we like to sprinkle in edible gifts for our friends and family.  They are fun to make and folks are happy to receive them.

Ingredients for white hot chocolate mix ready to be put in food processor.

This white hot chocolate powder makes a perfect little present because the recipient can enjoy it easily.  Only a mug and hot water are required, no additional ingredients are needed.

Plus, once it has been used there is nothing to dust, no rearranging to find it a permanent home. Just pure enjoyment!

Luckily it only takes 5 simple ingredients to whip up a batch.  If you have a big food processor (at least 10 cups), it only takes a few minutes as well.

Packaging and extra special gift giving ideas:

We love to package it up in glass jars for storage and gifting.  We even made some ball jars that look like snowmen to make it extra festive. 

You can also make a classic hot chocolate mix and decorate the jars like Rudolph for a fun cocoa gift basket. Make festive snowman marshmallows or chocolate dipped Rudolph marshmallows to make it even more festive.

food processor filled with powdery white hot chocolate mix.

That is the fun thing about hot chocolate, it is so easy to dress up and make extra special.  For a larger gift you could give all of the fixin’s for a hot chocolate bar.

This white hot chocolate pairs well with so many flavor profiles. It is great on its own, of course. It has a rich white chocolate flavor.

The traditional marshmallow topping is good. So is a little candy cane for peppermint undertones.

Finished snowman jar filled with white hot chocolate mix powder.

Feel free to experiment with a fresh grating of nutmeg. Or use this mix as a powdered coffee creamer. Wouldn’t that be amazing? It would be like an instant white chocolate mocha.

You can even use some of your homemade mix to make white hot chocolate cookies. See, the possibilities really are endless! 

Well I have worked up a thirst just thinking about it. So I hope you give this yummy mix a try.

Original post from 2015:   

I hope you guys are enjoying hot chocolate week as much as I am.  Drinking a nice warm mug of hot chocolate is one of my favorite ways to hide from old man winter. 

He and I don’t get along. We were kind of friends when I was a kid, but we are no longer chums.

In fact, I would prefer that we weren’t even acquaintances.  But alas, I live in the Midwest and as long as that is the case I will have to deal with him.  

Oh well, at least that means hot chocolate!

two glass mugs filled with white hot chocolate, one with candy cane and the other with marshmallows and nutmeg.

MiMi made a big pot of white hot chocolate for Christmas last year and it was AMAZING!  So, when we got together to make hot chocolate mixes for Christmas gifts this year, we knew there had to be some white hot chocolate mix too! This is a warm creamy mug of yum! 

You can dress it up with cinnamon, marshmallows or last year MiMi put some Andes peppermint chips and fresh whipped cream on there and it was to die for!  I mean really, that is the stuff dreams are made of right there! 

glass mugs with white hot chocolate in them.

Is white chocolate just vanilla?

No, white chocolate is made with cocoa butter, sugar, milk products and a bit of vanilla. It doesn’t have chocolate solids, and doesn’t taste like chocolate, but it is different than vanilla baking chips.

How can I jazz up my homemade white hot chocolate powder?

We like making this white hot chocolate mix recipe as written so we can add other flavors like candy cane bits or cinnamon when we make the mug of hot cocoa. However, you can blend those extra flavors into the mix if you want.

This is another quick and easy recipe to make. Just like the hot chocolate mix, all it takes is a few minutes in the food processor and you are ready to go. The hardest part is deciding which one to enjoy!

Do you have extra white hot chocolate mix? Turn some into white hot chocolate mix cookies!

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Yield: 24 Servings

Homemade White Hot Chocolate Mix

jar of white hot chocolate mix with a bow tied around it, ready to gift.

Make your own white hot chocolate mix in just a few minutes with only a handful of ingredients. Then you can make creamy white hot cocoa all winter long!

Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes


  • 8 oz white chocolate
  • 1 1/3 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 3 cups powdered milk


To make mix

  1. Chop chocolate in the food processor until small chunks.
  2. Add remaining ingredients and process until powdery and well mixed.

To make white hot chocolate from mix

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

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Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 138Total Fat: 3gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 4mgSodium: 188mgCarbohydrates: 25gFiber: 0gSugar: 24gProtein: 4g

All nutritional information is estimated and will depend on the exact ingredients you use.

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Make your own white hot chocolate mix in just a few minutes with only a handful of ingredients. Then you can make creamy white hot cocoa all winter long!

Thanks for sharing!

Melissa Crittenden

Friday 16th of December 2022

I've made white hot chocolate for years but never thought of doing it as a dry mix until today and found your recipe as I searched. I'm so excited to try this. I also add a little cinna and tiny bit of nutmeg and a little orange zest to mine for a holiday twist.


Saturday 17th of December 2022

Oooh, that sounds delicious!


Tuesday 22nd of November 2022

How long can this be stored?


Tuesday 22nd of November 2022

It is good for several months in an airtight container in the pantry or a cabinet. Just keep it cool and dry.


Wednesday 13th of April 2022

What is a serving? How many calories in 1 Tablespoon?


Wednesday 13th of April 2022

One serving is about 4T of mix. So there would be about 500 calories per serving.


Saturday 12th of February 2022

I have been looking for a white chocolate recipe for some time now as I have a friend who cannot have chocolate as she has a heart condition the prevents it. Anyway, she also has an intolerance to milk. I am wondering if the recipe would work without using the milk powder and just have the recipients use milk instead of water to make their hot beverage? Let me know what you think about this. Thank you.


Sunday 27th of November 2022

@Jodie, all white chocolate bars are already made with milk in it. You’d have to look for a vegan white chocolate.


Saturday 12th of February 2022

I would think that would work. She could use a plant based milk to make it instead of water and it would still be great. Otherwise it looks like there are dairy free milk powders available as well. I'd love to hear how it goes.

Tiffani W.

Wednesday 24th of November 2021

Hi, love the recipe thank you for sharing! I was wondering if I could add a small amount of food coloring powder to it to make different colors? I'm wanting to use this recipe for hot cocoa bombs for Christmas and thought it would be fun to make some red and some green! :)


Wednesday 24th of November 2021

I can't see why not. I think I would use gel food coloring to keep the moisture content as low as possible, or even powdered coloring if you have it. That would be a blast!

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