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How to Make Homemade Hot Chocolate Mix
Homemade Instant Hot Chocolate Mix
This homemade hot chocolate mix has been a winter staple in our house for years. It only takes minutes to make a batch that will last my family all winter with enough to share with friends or give as gifts.
My daughter and I just made up a batch of this delicious hot chocolate mix this weekend, and it turned out so yummy I thought I would share it with you here.
Our plan is to put it into some containers to hand out to teachers and friends before Christmas. When we have done this in the past it has always been a big hit. This mix tastes so much richer and has much more flavor than the powdered mixes you can buy at the store.
Give this homemade hot chocolate mix a try! I am sure you will agree!
Keep Your Hot Chocolate Hot - With this Mug Warmer
Looking for a way to keep your favorite beverage hot? This warmer will keep your cocoa, coffee or tea the perfect temperature while you get your work done. Your drink will still be hot and waiting for you whenever you are ready!
This makes a great gift for anyone who likes to enjoy a hot beverage while at work!
This recipe allows for some degree of flexibility, so do not worry if you cannot find the exact sizes specified in the recipe. If you come within a few ounces it will be good enough.
- 22 ounce container of chocolate drink mix such as Nesquik
- 12 ounce chocolate malt mix such as Ovaltine
- 16 ounce coffee creamer such as Coffee Mate
- 12 1/2 ounces instant powdered milk such as Carnation Instant Milk
- 1 1/4 cup powdered sugar
- Empty all ingredients into a large container, such as a stockpot. Stir to mix. Blend all of the powders together thoroughly. Store in airtight containers.
- To make hot chocolate: Put 3 heaping tablespoons of mix to a large coffee mug and add hot water. Stir to dissolve the mix.
- Suggestions: Garnish with marshmallows, whipped cream, peppermint sticks, chocolate chunks or cinnamon sticks.
- To make an adult beverage: Add a shot of Kahlua to the prepared hot chocolate, top with whipped cream and sprinkle with cinnamon.
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The Best Peppermint Sticks for Hot Chocolate
I remember receiving a tin of these yummy peppermint sticks for Christmas when I was about 13 years old, almost 40 years ago. These peppermint sticks are that good! Perfect for serving with your hot chocolate!
Traditional soft peppermint stick candy. Approximately 49 delicious peppermint sticks are included in this tin.
Super Cute Hot Chocolate Mug
When it is time to serve hot chocolate, what could be more fun than serving it in this adorable snowman mug?
Set of 6 mugs. Each holds 8 steaming ounces of your favorite hot beverage. This snowman does cartwheels for hot chocolate!
Make a Cute Hot Chocolate Bar for Your Kitchen - Or to Give as a Special Gift
Karissa, from The Green Apple Home, gives instructions for making a hot cocoa bar for the kitchen counter. It looks very nice, is a great way to organize your hot chocolate, and would make a lovely gift basket!
If You Don't Want to Make Your Own Hot Chocolate Mix - Try This Ghirardelli Cocoa Mix
This is a popular hot chocolate mix for people who love a rich cocoa. You will need to prepare it with milk rather than water, because it has no powdered milk in the mix.
How to Use This Mix to Make Hot Chocolate for a Crowd
If you need to make hot chocolate for a large crowd, this mix is the perfect solution. Just keep in mind that you use 2 tablespoons of mix per cup of hot water. There are 16 tablespoons in a cup. So, your ratio is going to be 1 cup of mix to 8 cups or one half gallon of hot water.
If making hot chocolate in a large coffee urn, I advise getting the water hot before adding the hot chocolate mix. Be sure to save room for the mix! You may find it easier to heat the water in a large pot, add the mix, then pour the hot chocolate into the urn for serving.
Love is Like Hot Chocolate - Decorative Wall Plaque
Cute hanging in the kitchen or breakfast nook. Perfect gift for someone you love, along with a batch of this delicious hot chocolate mix!
Decorative wood plaque says, "Love is like swallowing hot chocolate before it has cooled off. It takes you by surprise at first, but keeps you warm for a long time!"
Not the hot chocolate mix you are looking for? - Here are some others to try!
- Homemade Hot Chocolate Mix | BrownEyedBaker
This hot chocolate mix contains dry milk powder, powdered sugar, powdered cocoa, white chocolate chips and salt. Sounds delicious!
- Hot Cocoa Recipe | Alton Brown
Alton Brown's cocoa recipe includes powdered sugar, cocoa, powdered milk, cornstarch, cayenne pepper and salt. Cayenne pepper! Wow!
- Best Hot Chocolate Mix Recipe | Family Fun
This recipe from Family Fun uses nonfat dry milk, unsweetened cocoa, sugar, nondairy creamer, salt and mini chocolate chips.
- Homemade Hot Chocolate Mix | Whole Foods Market
This recipe from Whole Foods includes evaporated cane juice sugar, a vanilla bean, powdered milk, unsweetened cocoa and salt for a hot chocolate mix that is gluten free.
- Mom's Hot Chocolate Mix | Food.com
A similar hot chocolate mix to mine, but adds a box of chocolate pudding.
- Hot Beverages from Tupperware
Several hot beverages on this recipe roster, including hot chocolate.
- Homemade Hot Chocolate Mix | Smells Like Home
Calls for vanilla sugar (or vanilla beans and granulated sugar), semi-sweet chocolate, bittersweet chocolate, cocoa and espresso powder (or coffee granules).