My daughter loves homemade hot chocolate. She takes her cup in the kitchen and experiments with different added flavors.
After visiting Starbucks the other day with me, she decided to try and make her own “fancy” concoction! The fun of this version of hot chocolate mix is that it stores well and can be given as gifts for the holidays.
This mix uses simple pantry ingredients such as powdered milk, cocoa powder, and sugar. That's it!
How to Make Homemade Hot Chocolate
I put them in my Nutra Ninja blender 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.
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.
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.
- 4 Cups Powder Milk
- 2 Cups White Sugar
- 3/4 cup Baking Cocoa
- Pinch of Salt
- 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.
- 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.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 52Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 2mgSodium: 16mgCarbohydrates: 11gFiber: 0gSugar: 10gProtein: 1g