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Homemade Hot Chocolate Mix Recipes

Making your own hot chocolate mix allows you to vary the flavor and choose the ingredients used. This page contains homemade hot chocolate mix recipes.


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By 19 found this helpful
January 12, 2015

Who 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 8, 20040 found this helpful

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, 20050 found this helpful


  • 8 qt. box of Non fat milk
  • 2 lb. box of Nestle Quick
  • 6 oz. Jar of Cremora or Coffee Mate
  • 1/2 C. Powdered Sugar


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. One cup makes three servings as 1/3 of a cup and 6 oz of milk or water make a serving. Give away with three marshmallows, two Hershey's Kisses and a candy cane in a mug and you have given away the ingredient for Snowman Soup.

By Connie

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By 0 found this helpful
November 15, 2011

Best hot chocolate ever!

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By 0 found this helpful
February 1, 2007


  • 8 quart box of instant dry milk
  • 8 ounce dry coffee creamer
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 pound can instant cocoa mix


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

By Janet E from Suring, WI

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December 21, 20050 found this helpful

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. They are all very fond of these very devoted teachers, and wanted to give each of them a present for Christmas. I came up with a "jar mix" take off that the kids could help me with.


We mixed up a very large batch of hot cocoa mix and spooned it in the jars with a couple inches left at the top. Then, we filled the rest of the jar with marshmallows.

Labeling these jars was pretty easy too, and we decorated the top with a piece of holiday fabric. The teachers have all loved them. And the kids are very proud of their creations. Here is the recipe for the hot cocoa mix:


  • 11 cups powdered milk,
  • 2 lb. box Nestle Quick, (powdered chocolate milk mix)
  • 2 cups coffee creamer
  • 4 tbsp. cocoa
  • 1 small box instant chocolate pudding
  • 2 cups powdered sugar


Mix together. Use 1/3 cup mix to 2/3 cup water. Heat and enjoy! This mix made about eight 2 quart jars with room for marshmallows on top.

By Denise from Omaha, NE

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By 0 found this helpful
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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By 1 found this helpful
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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By 0 found this helpful
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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