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Make Your Own Hot Chocolate Mix

Updated on April 10, 2015
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I love cooking & creating my own fun food masterpieces. I also enjoy sharing my own recipes including my decorative cake & cupcake tutorials


Make Your Own and Save

If you are looking for a way to warm up this Fall, why not make your own Hot Chocolate Mix and save money! This Hot Chocolate Mix recipe is my favorite hot chocolate. Add a few marshmallows on top and viola, the perfect cup of Hot Chocolate.

Our cost for the ingredients to make this Hot Chocolate Mix (without tax) was $18.32 which will make approx. 30 mug size cups of hot chocolate (3/4 cup mix per mug) A box of Nestles Hot Chocolate Mix (12 servings) cost $24.05.

Even great to give as a gift!

Our Hot Chocolate Mix: $ .61/serving

Nestles Hot Chocolate: $2.00/serving

Total Savings on 30 servings: $41.68

Nestles price based on

Ingredients for Hot Chocolate Mix

Ingredients for Hot Chocolate Mix
Ingredients for Hot Chocolate Mix
Hot Chocolate Mix Recipe
Hot Chocolate Mix Recipe

A Very Easy Recipe!

You will, no doubt, want to share this recipe with friends and family. I like to make a full recipe, fill jars or cans and attach a copy of the recipe to the jar.

Who knows! Perhaps, the recipient of the gift jar of mix will make the next batch and share theirs with me.

It really is delicious!


  • 8 qt. Box of Powdered Milk
  • 11 oz Jar of Coffeemate
  • 1 lb Box Confectioners Sugar
  • 2 lb Box Nestles Quik


  1. Sift and Mix all ingredients together (My tupperware container holds 23 cups)
  2. For an individual serving, Fill Mug 1/2 Full of Mix and add Hot Water.
  3. Top with Marshmallows if desired.
5 stars from 1 rating of Hot Chocolate Mix Recipe

Give A Gift of Hot Chocolate Mix

Now that you have it all mixed up, why not give it as gifts!

Simply fill a Mason type jar or a Christmas canister with Hot Chocolate Mix.

The Mason jar has a square of fabric that has been trimmed with pinking shears and tied onto the top of the jar.



October 18, 2009

23 Cup Tupperware Canister

I purchased my Tupperware Canister years ago when I was attending a Tupperware party. It is a pretty large container, but it does fit easily on the lowest shelf in my pantry.

I do love Tupperware! When I store anything in my Tupperware containers, I never have to worry about bugs or critters getting into my flour, sugar, cereals or mix.

23 Cup Tupperware Container
23 Cup Tupperware Container | Source

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      Barbara Tremblay Cipak 3 years ago from Toronto, Canada

      sounds delicious and easy!

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      Fay Favored 3 years ago from USA

      This morning I was in the mood for hot chocolate. Wish I saw this. Just ate M & M's to satisfy the taste. Didn't work. :)

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      Renaissance Woman 3 years ago from Colorado

      Stopping back by for a sip of hot chocolatey warmth on this snowy morning. Um, um, good. The elixir of the delicious life.

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      Wednesday-Elf 3 years ago from Savannah, Georgia

      Nothing like a cup of hot chocolate on chilly days all year round. To tell you the truth, I prefer mine topped with a dab (or 2 or 3) of whipped cream instead of marshmallows. :-)

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      mel-kav 3 years ago

      Sounds yummy - hot chocolate is my favorite drink on a cold winter day!

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      Nightcat 3 years ago

      What an awesome idea, well done! :)

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      Renaissance Woman 3 years ago from Colorado

      Thanks for the recipe. I agree that hot chocolate is the cure for everything. The world would be a happier place if everyone took a hot cocoa break every day. :-)

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      Ruthi 3 years ago

      Of course I will join you for a cup of homemade hot chocolate. Extra marshmallows, please and thank you!

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      Darcie French 4 years ago from Abbotsford, BC

      What a great way to make cost effective hot chocolate - yummy lens!

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      marsha32 4 years ago

      I stopped back in to see the recipe again and pinned it so I can find it.

      I bought numerous coffee mugs after Christmas last year for the purpose of making homemade hot cocoa mix to put in them this year as gifts.

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      rawwwwwws lm 5 years ago

      There is nothing like a good cup of hot chocolate. Yum!

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      designworld lm 5 years ago

      Yes I will join you for a cup of hot chocolate. I love good hot chocolate!

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      Blackspaniel1 5 years ago

      Nice lens

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      KateHonebrink 5 years ago

      Thanks so much for putting together this great article - I'm going to make up my own batch of hot chocolate mix ASAP! Kudos on being featured on the chocolate monsterboard!

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      queenofduvetcover 5 years ago

      Love hot cocoa, espically with marshmellows.

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      Camden1 5 years ago

      Sounds wonderful! We drink loads of hot chocolate in our house - the kids love it with their breakfast.

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      Sfthomas 5 years ago

      I love hot chocolate, especially Nesquik, my all time favorite since I was a kid.

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      iwritetoday 5 years ago

      Wow! That sounds great! I'm giving you a squid like.

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      colleenw1 5 years ago

      I can drink hot chocolate all year round because it just tastes so yummy!!!

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      With winter coming, I will be making hot chocolate more often.

      Its so funny because I can almost smell a cup'a!

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      Treasures By Brenda 6 years ago from Canada

      Love hot chocolate; it's a great gift idea!

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      lasertek lm 6 years ago

      I like hot chocolate so much! I think the hot chocolate mixture is a great idea for gift giving.

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      miaponzo 6 years ago

      Now That is interesting!! I am thinking of doing this with Xocai sipping chocolate, which is the best!!!!! :) Super yummy!

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      LOLteez 6 years ago

      My mom used to make a recipe that looked very similar to this. I'll have to try yours and compare it to my mom's!

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      blessedmomto7 6 years ago

      Today was a hot chocolate kind of day here. We were out of the mix. Wish I had seen this earlier!

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      BluebellCanyon 6 years ago

      I love hot chocolate on a cold day. Making it yourself is a great idea. Great lens!

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      Jimmie Lanley 7 years ago from Memphis, TN, USA

      Making your own is a great way to produce a customized and cheaper alternative. I like that you can control the sugar. Pre-packaged mixes are really mostly sugar.

      Although I've made lots of mix myself, I still prefer using whole milk, sugar, cocoa powder, and a pinch of salt to make real hot chocolate on the stovetop. Nothing tops that.

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      Virginia Allain 7 years ago from Central Florida

      This would make a great gift. Everyone needs a warming mug of hot chocolate now and then.

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      luvmyludwig lm 7 years ago

      I always plan to do this, but sometimes it is just easier to buy the prepackaged until you see the price difference that is. Great job on this!

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      Linda Hoxie 7 years ago from Idaho

      I love hot chocolate, my mom, sisters and I used to drink hot chocolate and play games in the evenings. Good memories!

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      HorseAndPony LM 7 years ago

      My daughter and husband love Hot Chocolate. Thanks for the great gift ideas.

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      Patricia 7 years ago

      Wonderful! Blessed by an angel!

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      Andy 7 years ago from London, England

      Sounds delicious

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      KNicholls 7 years ago

      Just what I needed as I prepare to move to Colorado in December! Great lens, can't wait to try the recipe!

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      Nancy Tate Hellams 7 years ago from Pendleton, SC

      congratulations on being featured on Cabaret Squidoo

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      Nancy Tate Hellams 7 years ago from Pendleton, SC

      I used to have this recipe and haven't thought about it in years. Thank you so much as I plan to mix up some of this today. My grandson and I enjoy a cup of Hot Chocolate most everyday! Blessed!

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      Mary Beth Granger 7 years ago from O'Fallon, Missouri, USA

      This looks like a great small gift idea. I could see putting 3-4 servings in a small ziplock bag and then putting the bag in a gift mug. It would make a great gift for teachers or others that you want to present a small gift to! 5* lens!

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      Patricia 7 years ago

      I love hot chocolate!

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      Joan Hall 7 years ago from Los Angeles

      Nothing like hot chocolate on a cold night!

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      Deb Kingsbury 7 years ago from Flagstaff, Arizona

      I never have considered making hot chocolate mix. Great idea! And good timing; I'm sitting here sipping on a mug of hot cocoa right now. It's getting chilly here in Flagstaff, so I just bought a few boxes of hot chocolate packets. Since we go through so much of it over the winter, I'll have to try your recipe.

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      AlisonMeacham 7 years ago

      I certainly do like hot chocolate. Nice to see another mouse on Squidoo!

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      Sandy Mertens 7 years ago from Frozen Tundra

      Thanks for adding this to Recipes, Reviews and Food Collection Yum! Hot Chocolate!

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      Rhonda Albom 8 years ago from New Zealand

      Interesting recipe. We always make our own hot chocolate powder (we make most things from scratch). Ours is really simple - 1 part cocoa to 2 parts sugar. Then we heat on the stove with milk. Anyway you make it, hot chocolate is GREAT! It's what gets me through endless winters.

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      WindyWintersHubs 8 years ago from Vancouver Island, BC

      Great Recipe. I love Hot Chocolate! So Easy & Delicious! :)

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      momto4 lm 8 years ago

      My kids and I love hot chocolate!

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      Mary 8 years ago from Chicago area

      We go thru SO much hot choc. in the winter. This could save some bucks. 5*

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      bdkz 8 years ago

      I love Hot Chocolate!

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      marsha32 8 years ago

      Yes we love it!

      I was going to do my assignment with this....but decided not to....but my recipe is much different.

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      Sandy Mertens 8 years ago from Frozen Tundra

      Nice idea! Never made it this way!

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      Bambi Watson 8 years ago

      Great gift idea!

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      Cheryl Kohan 8 years ago from Minnesota

      I love hot chocolate and this time of year it's really a comfort food. This is a really great idea for giving as a gift! I think I'll make a bunch up for my neighbors this holiday season!

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      GrowWear 8 years ago

      In a pretty container, homemade hot chocolate mix just can't be beat. Lovely lens!

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      happynutritionist 8 years ago

      Simple, sweet and to the point...we love hot chocolate after playing out in the snow..yes, I still play in the snow:-) 5stars and lensrolling into My Corny Salad Recipe as soon as I can. ~claudia

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      boutiqueshops 8 years ago

      Woo hoo! this is exactly how I make the hot chocolate mix for my gifts in a jar! Lensrolled to my

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      anonymous 8 years ago

      This sounds fun and easy to make. I bet my kids might enjoy making this recipe and giving it as teacher's gifts! :)

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      Seeking Pearls 8 years ago from Pueblo West

      This is a lovely little lens. I enjoy making gifts for Christmas and this one looks like a simple one. Thanks Cynthia.

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      myraggededge 8 years ago

      Hot cocoa is one of our favourite after-walking treats on a cold day. Scrummy.

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      Carol Fisher 8 years ago from Warminster, Wiltshire, UK

      I love hot chocolate, particularly on a cold day. This sounds like a good and easy to prepare Christmas gift.

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      clouda9 lm 8 years ago

      I love making my own hot cocoa that way I can add more chocolate as needed for my mood ;) Nice lens

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      MarinaKuperman 8 years ago

      I live in Guatemala where chocolate is still sacred due to the Maya. Here they make hot chocolate completely differently than what we are used to! 5*

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      Jennifer P Tanabe 8 years ago from Red Hook, NY

      Mmm, yes getting colder these days (or at least nights). Hot chocolate sounds good. Great idea to make it and give as gifts!

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      anonymous 8 years ago

      Oh, hot chocolate is one of my wintertime comfort "foods"! The recipe sounds quite good and I can sure use that kind of savings! Great lens, Cynthia!

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      hlkljgk 8 years ago from Western Mass

      i love hot chocolate. i make mine with ghirardelli's cocoa, sugar, vanilla and milk. mmmmm...

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      Holley Web 8 years ago

      What a great idea! I was thinking about hot chocolate just this morning and wondering if I could make my own. What a wonderful recipe and with everyone's purse strings being so pinched this is perfect! Grab a coupon or two and make it even more economical. Saving this recipe and beautiful lens. Faved and Fived!