Homemade Hot Chocolate Mix Recipes

January 12, 2015

Heavenly Hot Chocolate MixWho doesn't like hot chocolate? Especially on a cold winter day! Now let me tell you, that this 4 ingredient recipe, is the easiest, simplest, delicious homemade hot chocolate ever!


Total Time: 15 min

Yield: 16 servings

Source: Better Homes and Gardens


  • 3 1/2 cup nonfat dry milk powder
  • 2 cups sifted powdered sugar
  • 1 cup powdered nondairy creamer
  • 1/2 cup sifted unsweetened cocoa powder


  1. In a large mixing bowl combine all 4 ingredients. Mix the ingredients in with a spoon thoroughly.
  2. Then place your mix in a airtight container. Enjoy!
  3. For 1 serving place 1/3 cup of the mix in a mug, then add 3/4 cup of boiling water (or if you are like me, you can switch out the water for milk). Enjoy!
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December 29, 2011

My kids love this and so does my husband. The kids are always asking for it. It makes a nice treat after they have been out in the cold.

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December 8, 2004

By the way, a recent study by Cornell University said that hot chocolate is full of antioxidants -- more than red wine or tea. The study said that cocoa's antioxidants are almost two times stronger than red wine, two to three times stronger than green tea, and four to five times stronger than black tea, according to Science Daily.


Antioxidants -- vitamins C and E and beta carotene -- are widely believed to fight cancer, heart disease, and aging. The key is "hot" chocolate. Apparently heat releases more of the antioxidants into the beverage.

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January 2, 2005

I used all generic stuff and it still tasted great. Make sure to blend really well. I put mine through a sifter at least three times. To pass out I put into baby bottle inserts.

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November 15, 2011

Best hot chocolate ever!

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February 1, 2007

Combine all ingredients; mix well. Store in covered containers. To use, mix 3 heaping tsp. to a cup of hot water. Stir.

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December 21, 2005

I have 3 children. My oldest is in middle school and changes classrooms throughout the day. My younger kids are in a title 1 school and also have many specialized teachers that they see every day.

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February 3, 2011

rich and chocolaty full of flavor, my kids love this. Combine all ingredients in a large bowl and mix well. Keep in an air tight container.

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September 14, 2010

Mix and store in covered container. To drink put 2/3 cup mix in cup and foll with hot water; stir

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November 2, 2009

I am interested in the recipe for hot chocolate in a jar, using dry butter milk, dry creamer, etc. I would like this for our foster kids to give as gifts.

By Barb from Losantville, IN


November 2, 20090 found this helpful

Hot Chocolate Mix (BEST)
2 lb. box Nestles Quick
2 lb. sifted powdered sugar
22 oz. Coffee Mate
2 lb. Sanalac Powdered Milk
1 lg. Instant Chocolate Pudding


2 tsp. salt

Mix all ingredients well, and sift into a large container, or individual containers. To make cocoa; combine 1/2 c. to 2/3 c. mixture with 1 c. of boiling water. Stir & Enjoy!

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November 3, 20090 found this helpful

Hot Chocolate

4 cups instant nonfat dry milk powder
1-1/2 to 2 cups sugar
1 cup powdered non-dairy creamer
2/3 cup unsweetened cocoa
1 package chocolate or vanilla instant pudding mix

Measure all of the ingredients into a dry clean bowl. Use a whisk to sort of stir everything together. If the cocoa clumps up, smash the little balls with a fork. When everything is evenly distributed, transfer the Hot Cocoa Mix to a clean coffee can, or a sealed canister.


Use 2 cups of sugar if you are making this for kids. The extra sweetness makes it especially kid-friendly. For grown-ups you could add 1/4 cup of instant coffee for a nice mocha flavor.

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.

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December 8, 2020

This hot cocoa is chocolaty with a hint of cinnamon. Not only is making your own hot cocoa mix delicious, but it can make a great gift for the holidays. My friend is a chef and he had to make special hot chocolate mixes each year for the hotel attached to the restaurant he worked at. We based this recipe on one of his favorites. This is also quite inexpensive.

A jar of hot chocolate mix.

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February 19, 2017

This hot chocolate mix recipe is simple to make. Add chocolate spoons and a cute mug to make this a great gift. Learn how to make delicious hot cocoa mix and chocolate spoons in this page.

Decorated spoons tied to cup

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