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How To make Your Own Hot Chocolate/Cocoa Mix

Updated on July 16, 2016

A Cup of Hot Chocolate With Marshmallows And Chocolate Shavings

Hot Chocolate
Hot Chocolate

Bulk Hot Chocolate Mix

Save your hard earned dollars this winter by making your own instant hot chocolate.

I make a batch of this instant hot chocolate mix, every winter. By doing so I save quite a bit of money, and am sure to always have some handy when the grand kids come over. A real treat for the kids, myself and anyone needing a nice steaming cup of hot chocolate when coming in out of the cold.

I love sitting in front of the cozy fireplace with a toasty fire going and a delicious cup of hot chocolate in my favorite mug. The grand kids huddled around sipping on theirs as we read from a favorite story book or watch a favorite movie..The grand kids usually like to watch Frozen or the Polar Express. I happy watching any children's movie or a classic Christmas story.

Its easy to make and the ingredients are readily available at any grocery store or market.

I keep the biggest part of the hot chocolate mix in a large container in the pantry, but I also keep a jar of it handy, on the kitchen counter for easy access. A teapot simmering on the stove ready to pour in to our favorite mugs.

Gift Giving Idea
This can also be made up into smaller packages for gift giving...Place in a Mason jar, tie it up with a beautiful bow ..twine or raffia, tuck in a candy cane...and a cute little tag with instructions to make individual servings.


Chocolate Powder

Cocoa or chocolate powder
Cocoa or chocolate powder

Ingredients For Hot Chocolate Mix

  • 2 cups non fat dry milk powder
  • 1/2 cup powdered non dairy creamer
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup cocoa powder
  • 1 dash salt


  1. Combine all of the ingredients in a large bowl.
  2. Mix well.
  3. Store in a tightly covered container.
  4. For a single serving :
  5. 1/4 cup mix, 3/4 cup boiling water. Stir to blend. Top off with a dollop of whip cream or fluffy marshmellows.
  6. A favorite of children and adults as well, is to sprinkle on some chocolate or rainbow shots . Add a candy peppermint stick or cinnamon bark. Or colored sugar on the whip cream.

Homemade Marshmallows

The Polar Express

Hot Chocolate Toppers

I can only speak for myself of course, but for me topping off hot chocolate with a huge dollop of whip cream, a few mini marshmallows or a couple of big marshmallows is necessary, a sprinkle of cinnamon a dash of chocolate or rainbow shots, chocolate shavings or maybe a peppermint stick or candy cane.

The video provided will show you how to make your own home made Marshmallows.

A jar of home made hot chocolate mix a package of home made Marshmallows, a mug or two and a really good video would surely make a wonderful gift basket and put a smile on the face of the receiver.

Hot Chocolate Mix

4 stars from 2 ratings of Hot Cocoa Mix

Jar of Nesquik

Homemade Nesquik
Homemade Nesquik

Some like it cold

Some like it Hot and Some like it Cold.

I like it anyway I can get it..

If you like it cold follow the link to make up some delicious Homemade Nesquik.

It looks so cute in the jar and would make a really nice gift.

Homemade Nesquik

Save your hard earned dollars this winter by making your own instant hot cocoa.

Easy to make...Also great for gift giving...


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    • vocalcoach profile image

      Audrey Hunt 

      2 years ago from Idyllwild Ca.

      I love making my own hot chocolate. I'm diabetic so I replace the sugar with stevia. I like the idea of making this for a gift. Thanks for sharing Faythe

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      6 years ago from Home Sweet Home

      i would love to try chocolate mix for cold days, thanks

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      Loraine Brummer 

      6 years ago from Hartington, Nebraska

      I'll have to try this hot chocolate mix now that cold weather is coming. Thanks for the recipe.

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      Mona Sabalones Gonzalez 

      7 years ago from Philippines

      I get migraines from some types of chocolate, but this one looks very doable. I'm gonna try it and hope it will work for me. At the very most, I expect it to be worth the migraine:). Thank you for this.

    • faythef profile imageAUTHOR

      Faythe Payne 

      7 years ago from USA

      It is a great day here for hot chocolate as well. Thank you for the visit

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      Rebecca O'Reilly 

      7 years ago from California

      Perfect for a day like today, cold and rainy. Yum. I am going to make me some comforting hot cocoa.

    • faythef profile imageAUTHOR

      Faythe Payne 

      8 years ago from USA

      Happy you like it kidscraft....thank you for the up & awesome vote...

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      8 years ago from Ottawa, Canada

      Thank you for the great recipe! I love chocolate....I am from Belgium that explained may be a little bit :-) I love a hot chocolate on a cold day like we have right now in Ottawa!

      Voted up and delicious (oups.... that category doesn't exist)....OK awesome!

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      Faythe Payne 

      8 years ago from USA

      lindacee....It make pretty good size container...enjoy

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      Linda Chechar 

      8 years ago from Arizona

      I love hot chocolate during the winter, but I hate to pay for the name brand pre-made pouches. This is a great little recipe. Easy to do and you can make enough of the mix in advance to last quite a while! Thanks for sharing this. Yummy!

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      Faythe Payne 

      8 years ago from USA

      clara kish@yahoo. I hope you both enjoy it..I too am a chocoholic...

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      Clara Kish 

      8 years ago from Mt. Perry. Ohio

      Hello faythef , you make the hot chocolate recipe sound so good . My son and I are both chocoholics so we will have to try it , Thank you for putting it on Clara

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      Faythe Payne 

      8 years ago from USA

      Thank you GwennyOh....

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      8 years ago

      Aah yes, it sounds great, and the photo looks tasty too!

    • faythef profile imageAUTHOR

      Faythe Payne 

      8 years ago from USA

      In the long run it is much cheaper than Swiss Miss..enjoy...

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      8 years ago from USA

      wow, that is super easy! I bet it's cheaper than buying Swiss Miss!

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      Faythe Payne 

      8 years ago from USA

      GusTheRedneck thanks for the visit ..glad you enjoyed the hot chocolate

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      Gustave Kilthau 

      8 years ago from USA

      Howdy Faythe (faythef) -

      Thank you for this easy to make instant hot chocolate formula. Had one of those last evening, and it surely was good.


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      Faythe Payne 

      8 years ago from USA

      Thank You Vickiw....It has saved me a lot of money ..especially now that I have grand kids coming over often..they like it too.

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      8 years ago

      Love your hubs! You are doing great, must have a lot of energy! I like your hot chocolate mix.

    • faythef profile imageAUTHOR

      Faythe Payne 

      8 years ago from USA

      Cayenne pepper..Hmm sounds interesting....But good..I may have to try that sometime.

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      Jamie Brock 

      8 years ago from Texas

      Thank you for sharing this... this will come in useful for sure. I got a lovely jar of cocoa mix sitting in the kitchen that I got for Christmas. I haven't tried it yet but was told it has a little bit of a kick to it via cayenne pepper. Should be interesting! Great hub here.. voted up :)

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      Faythe Payne 

      8 years ago from USA

      Thank you moonlake for the up vote..

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      8 years ago from America

      I have made this it is so good. I love hot chocolate. Funny because I'm not a big chocolate eater. Voted up

    • faythef profile imageAUTHOR

      Faythe Payne 

      8 years ago from USA

      And it taste good too..

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      carol stanley 

      8 years ago from Arizona

      easy enough and what a great gift for hot chocolate lovers. You can package this in a beautiful glass jar and big bow. Thanks for this idea. Pinning for sure.


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