Homemade Hot Chocolate Mix

LAST UPDATED: Sep 30, 2020 | PUBLISHED: Sep 30, 2020 | By: Julie Blanner

Skip the store-bought mix and make this quick and easy, rich and creamy Hot Chocolate Mix! It’s made with just a few ingredients and keeps well so you’re ready to whip up a mug of hot chocolate in minutes!

Hot chocolate is one of the quintessential fall and winter drinks that can warm up even the chilliest of nights. This Homemade Hot Chocolate Mix makes it quick and easy to whip up a mug of creamy hot chocolate in minutes. It’s perfect for gifting, too!

A small glass jar full of homemade hot chocolate mix topped with small marshmallows.

It makes a thoughtful neighbor, teacher, and co-worker gift.

The best Hot Chocolate Mix is the one you mix up at home. It’s simple, sweet, and so creamy!

Why You’ll Love Homemade Hot Chocolate Mix

  • Quick
  • Easy
  • Customizable
Two glass jars full of homemade hot chocolate mix topped with small marshmallows.

Hot Chocolate Mix Ingredients

  • Unsweetened Cocoa PowderDutch process or natural unsweetened are preferable, but you can use whatever you have on hand.
  • Powdered Sugar – Also known as confectioners sugar. Do not use organic powdered sugar as it doesn’t yield a smooth consistency. You can substitute white granulated sugar in a pinch.
  • Malted Milk Powder – Completely optional but so good! It results in the creamiest hot chocolate! You can typically find malted milk powder in the baking aisle.
  • Powdered Milk – Powdered milk also contributes to a creamy hot chocolate mix. It is dried evaporated milk and doesn’t expire as quickly as fresh milk. You can eliminate or substitute with instant coffee creamer if needed.
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Variations

  • Vanilla Powder
  • Espresso Powder
  • Cinnamon
  • Pinch of Salt
A small glass jar full of homemade hot chocolate mix topped with small marshmallows.

How to Make Hot Chocolate Mix

  1. Combine – In a small mixing bowl, whisk cocoa powder, powdered sugar, malt powder and powdered milk until well combined. To prevent lumps, sift cocoa and powdered sugar. Alternatively, you can add to a large mason jar and shake.
  2. Store – Store in an airtight container until ready to serve.
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To Serve

Add a half cup Hot Chocolate Mix into your mug. Pour a half cup of hot water or milk over the top and stir. You can also warm in a slow cooker.

Optional Add Ins

A small glass jar full of homemade hot chocolate mix topped with small marshmallows.

Serving Suggestions

  • Add a layer of miniature marshmallows or marshmallow bits at the top of your mix and seal in a jar.

How to Store

  • At Room Temperature – Store in an airtight container up to 6 months.
Two glass jars full of homemade hot chocolate mix topped with small marshmallows.

Dietary Considerations

  • Gluten Free
  • Dairy Free – Simply eliminate powdered milk.
  • Nut Free

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Hot Chocolate Mix

Julie Blanner
A rich and creamy hot chocolate mix to whip up a cup of hot chocolate in minutes or gift!
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 5 mins
Total Time 5 mins
Course Drinks
Cuisine American
Servings 10

Ingredients
  

Instructions
 

  • In a medium mixing bowl or large sealable jar, whisk / combine powdered sugar, cocoa, powdered milk and malted milk powder until smooth.
  • Add a layer of marshmallows and serve with hot water or milk or add a layer of marshmallows to an airtight jar and store until use.
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