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Homemade Hot Chocolate Mix

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Ditch the store-bought hot chocolate mix! Make your own super easy homemade hot chocolate mix with this simple recipe. It is rich, and creamy, and makes some of the best hot chocolate you have ever tasted!

My daughter loves homemade hot chocolate. We have been making our own for years with this simple recipe and today I get to share it with you.

How to Make your own homemade hot chocolate mix from scratch

This mix uses simple pantry ingredients such as powdered milk, unsweetened cocoa powder, and sugar. That's it! If you want to skip the powdered version, make this slow cooker hot chocolate with no powder. It is so insanely delicious!

Ingredients needed for Homemade Hot Chocolate mix recipe:

This recipe is so simple you are not going to believe it yourself.  You only need 4 ingredients to create this easy homemade hot chocolate mix. If you are like me and keep a stocked pantry, then I am guessing you already have these on hand.

  • Sugar
  • Unsweetened Cocoa Powder
  • Powdered Milk
  • Salt

That’s all you need to create this easy recipe that is delicious and will save you money.  There is no reason why you should make this recipe today! 

So let's make some hot cocoa mix!

I put them in my Nutra Ninja blender, but you can use a food processor if you want, and puree everything together to create a powder-like substance just as you would find in the store-bought packets of hot cocoa mix.

I buy these festive jars from the Dollar Store during the holidays and use them when I make gifts in a jar. You can tie a ribbon around the jar, or — you can just use the lids they come with.

Homemade Hot Chocolate in festive jars found at the Dollar Store

Then, when you are ready to make a cup of hot chocolate, mix 1/3 cup of the mixture with water. Mix together and you will have a delicious cup of hot cocoa.

Homemade Hot Cocoa mix is budget friendly:

This is WAY cheaper than the boxed variety that you buy at the store and has a much better flavor if you ask me. A typical 10-count box of cocoa will cost you about $1 if it is on sale. You can make this homemade hot chocolate mix for under $1 and it will give you over 20 servings!

If you want to get really creative with gift-giving, you can make personalized Sharpie coffee mugs. I use this tutorial here and they always come out perfect.

Homemade Hot Chocolate is simple and easy to make at home.

How long will Homemade Hot Cocoa Mix last?

You can store the hot cocoa mix in cute containers or you can just use a plastic tub. Either way, this mix will last up to 6 months.

This cocoa mix also makes great holiday gifts. Add a couple of cute mugs from the Dollar Tree and you have the perfect gift for someone. You can also make a batch of my Christmas Haystack Cookies to give along with it as well.

Check out these other Christmas recipes as well!

Yield: 2 cups

Home Made Hot Chocolate

Homemade Hot Chocolate

This easy recipe for homemade hot chocolate uses simple pantry ingredients and stores well!

Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes


  • 4 Cups Powder Milk
  • 2 Cups White Sugar
  • 3/4 cup Baking Cocoa
  • Pinch of Salt


  1. Measure it all into a blender and blend it up for about 1 or 2 minutes or until it's mixed really well and a fine powder. This is key because it helps it to blend into the water.
  2. To Prepare: Spoon 1/3 cup of the hot cocoa mix into a cup or mug. Add boiling water to the top, stir and serve.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 52Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 2mgSodium: 16mgCarbohydrates: 11gFiber: 0gSugar: 10gProtein: 1g

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Tuesday 4th of December 2018

Can't wait to try your recipe! Hot chocolate is one of our favorite and we love trying new recipes.

Liz Cleland

Tuesday 4th of December 2018

I honestly had no idea how easy hot coco was to make! I have been buying the cheap boxes and now we can have fun creating our own!

Cathy Mini

Tuesday 4th of December 2018

Hot chocolate is my all time favorite every morning and this one sounds really good to do at home. It looks so delicious, thanks for sharing your homemade hot chocolate.


Tuesday 4th of December 2018

I love how easy is to make homemade hot chocolate. My kid loves it and I make it very often during this cold period! It's so warming!

Toni | Boulder Locavore

Tuesday 4th of December 2018

I can't wait to give this a try! It looks so comforting!

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