Here’s how to make your own homemade hot cocoa mix with just a few simple ingredients. Great to give as a gift too!
A mug of hot cocoa can help thaw frigid kids post-sledding and comfort chilly kids after a cold walk home from school.
From scratch cocoa? Even better. And it’s simple to make.
How to make homemade hot cocoa mix
You only need a few simple ingredients:
- Dry milk powder
- Powdered sugar
Whisk the ingredients together in a medium bowl and consider sifting it too. The cornstarch helps to prevent clumping, but sifting all the ingredients can help even more.
Then portion into jars or other airtight containers (a funnel helps keep things neat).
Store in your pantry so you’re ready for cold-nose-and-feet season. Or you can pack up the cocoa mix as holiday gifts (give a jar with a few of my Easy Homemade Marshmallows for an extra-special treat).
Homemade Hot Chocolate Mix
- 2 1/2 cups powdered sugar
- 1 cup cocoa, Dutch-process preferred, though I used regular
- 2 1/2 cups powdered milk
- 1 t. salt
- 2 t. cornstarch
- Combine all ingredients in a mixing bowl and incorporate evenly.
- Place 1-2 heaping tablespoons of mix (more or less to taste) into a mug with 8 ounces hot milk. Stir well to combine.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 48 Serving Size: 1 Servings
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 42Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 1mgSodium: 68mgCarbohydrates: 9gFiber: 0gSugar: 7gProtein: 2g
The Healthy Apple
This is fabulous; I am going to make this tomorrow night when the weather gets cold!
Happy New Year; so happy to have found your blog.
Thank you so much! Hope you enjoy it. (By the way, it’s fabulous with whole milk if you want to splurge.)
Cooking fail here. I tried to make the cocoa and it turned out not very well. It was kind of clumpy and not very tasty.
Sorry to hear that, ac! It does require a thorough stirring or it will clump. Sorry it didn’t work out for you. We love it around here!
Hi Sally! My son and I just tried this recipe and loved it:) We live in Fl so everything gets a bit clumpy because of the humidity. I put the mixture through a hand sifter and it got all the clumps out. I’m looking forward to sharing this cocoa with friends during the holidays.
Sally Kuzemchak, MS, RD
So glad you liked it and great tip about the sifter! I will add that to the post.