Homemade Hot Cocoa Mix

Now that the cold weather has arrived, all I really want to do is to sit on the couch with a book, a warm afghan, and a hot drink. You too? Oh good, then this homemade hot cocoa mix recipe is for you!

cup of hot cocoa and marshmallows on a white table with a blue blanket

When I was in college, my cousin sent me a container of the best hot cocoa mix I had ever tasted. Not only was it deliciously chocolately, but it also mixed up well…much better than the store-bought variety in which little balls of chocolate powder clump on the top of your drink.

I have tried to replicate this mix many times over the years using many different recipes, but they never did seem quite the same. I finally gave up and emailed my cousin for the recipe. That printed recipe wasn’t even quite right, so I tweaked it a bit and finally hit on perfection!

This homemade hot chocolate mix recipe makes the best warm and cozy drinks on chilly fall or winter days. It's also a great easy homemade Christmas gift too...just pour it into a pretty jar and tie a ribbon around it!

This homemade hot cocoa mix recipe makes A LOT of mix…it will last quite a while, unless your family is like mine and wants to drink it all the time ๐Ÿ™‚

This homemade hot chocolate mix recipe makes the best warm and cozy drinks on chilly fall or winter days. It's also a great easy homemade Christmas gift too...just pour it into a pretty jar and tie a ribbon around it!

I just love how well it mixes in with the hot water…and it’s not totally unhealthy for you, since there are vitamins in the Nesquick ๐Ÿ™‚

Homemade Hot Cocoa Mix

Course Drinks
Cuisine American
Keyword homemade cocoa mix, homemade hot chocolate mix, homemade hot cocoa recipe
Author Erin Myers

Ingredients

  • 25.6 ounce box of powdered milk
  • 3 1/2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 1/2 cups powdered coffee creamer
  • 21.8 ounce container of chocolate Nesquick

Instructions

  1. Mix ingredients together in very large bowl until uniform in color. Store in airtight container.
  2. To make a mug of hot cocoa, add 6 tablespoons of mix to 1 cup very hot water. Stir to combine.

This homemade hot cocoa mix also makes a wonderful gift! Add some to a pretty jar or other airtight container, decorate with a pretty ribbon or ornament and you have a thoughtful and useful gift.

Print off the tag below to tie onto your jar so that the recipient knows how to make her own mug of delicious cocoa (to print, right click on image, and save to your computer…print the photo on cardstock for best results):

This homemade hot chocolate mix recipe makes the best warm and cozy drinks on chilly fall or winter days. It's also a great easy homemade Christmas gift too...just pour it into a pretty jar and tie a ribbon around it!

If you’d like to make another gift to go with your homemade hot cocoa mix, try out my crochet coffee mug cozy…it’s super easy to make and such a cute gift!

mug of homemade hot chocolate with marshmallows

Hope this homemade hot cocoa mix warms up your winter!

3 thoughts on “Homemade Hot Cocoa Mix”

  1. Yum! I made some hot chocolate mix myself just this past week. I made it dairy free so the kids to have some too. We love hot chocolate. Even though it hasn’t been too cold here this week. We are in the 50’s today. We are having weird weather this winter. ๐Ÿ™‚

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