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This is the very BEST Hot Chocolate Mix Recipe. Minimal ingredients means this comes together quickly and is the perfect homemade gift!

Hot chocolate mix in a mason jar with a red and white bow

I never thought I would want to make homemade hot chocolate mix. It’s fairly inexpensive in store, but here’s the thing. This recipe is SO DANG EASY and incredibly simple.

Plus, it makes a TON which is perfect for a quick holiday gift idea!

Recipe Features:

  • Minimal Ingredients: This recipe has a whopping 4 ingredients. Most of which are pantry staples!
  • Easy to Customize: Read below for more information on how to quickly customize this recipe.
  • Long Shelf Life: If stored properly, this recipe can last up to six months!
Hot chocolate mix ingredients in a shifter

What You’ll Need:

This really is the BEST homemade hot chocolate mix. But the secret is in the quality of ingredients. Below is a quick look at what you’ll need with the brands I have tried and suggest.

  • Powdered Sugar- Any brand will do.
  • Cocoa Powder- We actually really love Hershey’s (affiliate) or Ghirardelli (affiliate) for this recipe.
  • Dry/Powdered Milk- We find Carnation (affiliate) is our favorite.
  • Cinnamon- Optional, but delicious.
  • Marshmallows

For a full list of ingredients and measurements see the recipe card below.

hot chocolate mix being spooned into a mason jar

Step By Step Instructions:

This 3 ingredient hot cocoa mix could not be easier to make!

  1. Add the powdered sugar, cocoa, powdered sugar, and cinnamon to a shifter.
  2. Shift and mix until combined.
  3. Transfer to a container (I suggest a mason jar) until ready to use.
  4. Combine equal parts mix to hot water when ready to use.

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Hot chocolate mix in a mason jar with marshmallows

Tips and FAQs:

I try to keep all of my recipes super simple, and this recipe falls right within that category. However, here are a few great tips for this recipe:

How to make hot chocolate mix recipe without dry milk:

Here’s the deal, I include dry milk so water is the only thing you need to add. HOWEVER, you can leave out the dry milk and mix the dry mix with warmed milk instead of water! Tastes the same and cuts out one ingredient.

How to make homemade hot chocolate mix:

When you are ready to make this recipe, mix equal parts mix to warm water. Stir until the powder is dissolved and top with your favorite topping ingredients.

Suggestions for serving:

  • Add a pinch of nutmeg to the dry mix for even more flavor.
  • Place the mix in a mason jar, leaving 1 inch of space at the top. Pack with marshmallows.
  • Stir in candy cane pieces for a peppermint flavor.
Cup of homemade hot chocolate

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Yield: 8
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes

This is the very BEST Hot Chocolate Mix Recipe. Minimal ingredients means this comes together quickly and is the perfect homemade gift!

Ingredients

  • 2 Cups Dry Milk
  • 2 Cups Powdered Sugar
  • 1 Cup Cocoa Powder
  • 2 Teaspoons Cinnamon

Instructions

1. Add the powdered sugar, cocoa, powdered sugar, and cinnamon to a shifter.

2. Shift and mix until combined.

3. Transfer to a container (I suggest a mason jar) until ready to use.

4. Combine equal parts mix to hot water when ready to use.

Notes

How to make hot chocolate mix recipe without dry milk:

Here’s the deal, I include dry milk so water is the only thing you need to add. HOWEVER, you can leave out the dry milk and mix the dry mix with warmed milk instead of water! Tastes the same and cuts out one ingredient.

Suggestions for serving:

  • Add a pinch of nutmeg to the dry mix for even more flavor.
  • Place the mix in a mason jar, leaving 1 inch of space at the top. Pack with marshmallows.
  • Stir in candy cane pieces for a peppermint flavor.

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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 8 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 211Total Fat: 1gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 3mgSodium: 95mgCarbohydrates: 43gFiber: 2gSugar: 36gProtein: 8g
This is the very BEST Hot Chocolate Mix Recipe. Minimal ingredients means this comes together quickly and is the perfect homemade gift!
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