Hot Chocolate Mix

Hot Chocolate Mix

A pre-made dry mix for hot cocoa; just add hot water and enjoy!


15 servings


2 cups nonfat dry milk
1 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup unsweetened baking cocoa
1/2 cup dry non-dairy creamer*
dash of salt


1. Combine all ingredients and stir well to mix. Store in an airtight container.

Hot chocolate mix, dry

To serve, add 1/4 cup of mix to 8 ounces of hot water, adjusting to taste. Stir and enjoy!

Additional Notes: 

*The non-dairy creamer is optional, though I prefer some kind of creamer added; so if you leave it out, consider adding a splash of heavy cream to your hot cocoa before drinking! ;)

This recipe was featured in 10 Fabulous Foods We Make At Home (Not Buy!) :)

Hot chocolate made from the mix!

This recipe was included in my freezer meal plan of breakfasts and make-ahead mixes when preparing for the birth of my fourth child. Read my update on how this recipe and the others turned out!

Preparation Time: 

5 minutes

Tammy's Review: 

This hot chocolate mix is handy and delicious! If I make a cup in the morning, I love to add a teaspoon or two of instant coffee granules and an extra dash of heavy cream for a hot mocha drink... so creamy and yummy!!


This was so good! As my husband said, it tasted like a brownie in a cup.

I left out the creamer because I make hot chocolate using milk instead of water, so I didn't think I would need both.


I made this to put in Christmas gift baskets for teachers & friends, and of course had to sample a batch first. It's now my favorite hot chocolate. It tastes just like a recipe I got from a farm bed and breakfast our family stayed at in PA. However, with the great thing about this mix is that I don't have to stand over the stove cooking it. Just add hot water, mix, & I'm done.

Hopefully my gift recipients will enjoy it as much as I do.


This is the only homemade mix I remember, so I can't compare to others, but it is far better than store bought mix. I LOVE the rich taste of the cocoa powder and agree on the creamer to add some creamy-ness.


I prepared some for Xmas gifts, and of course I first made a batch to taste ! I added 1 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon to make a "Hot spicy chocolate" and it is soooo yummy !
Thanks for sharing this !


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