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Hot Chocolate Recipe

Curling up by the fire with a good book and a mug of Hot Chocolate, is doesn’t get much better than that! This rich and creamy Hot Chocolate Recipe takes only four ingredients, and goes together in minutes. Add whip cream, and other delicious toppings to make your Hot Chocolate experience one you won’t forget anytime soon.

Hot Chocolate Recipe

Many moons ago, when I was a little girl, my parents belonged to a camping group. They parked their camper at a local campground, and every weekend we would head there for fun, food and relaxation. I have many fond memories of those years, like the Saturday night dance in the lodge with a man that played an accordion. My dad and I would dance to all the polkas, and when he didn’t have a partner, he would even dance with a chair. Fun times for sure!

Recently while going through my Mom’s recipe box, I came across this Hot Chocolate Recipe Mix and it sparked an idea to start sharing nostalgic recipes with you and the email subscribers. I asked in one of the newsletters whether they would be interested and the answer was a resounding YES!

Hot Chocolate Recipe Mix

When I share recipes like spice mixes, seasonings or drink mixes, I am often asked – why not just buy it already made? It’s cheaper that way.

And while yes, often times you can buy a box of hot chocolate mix or a jar of spice blend, for less money than making your own. There are a few reasons, in my opinion, that making your own is better.

Is making your own Hot Chocolate Mix better?

  1. You can control the ingredients. No fillers or preservatives added.
  2. You can also add more of the ingredients you like. Do you like your hot chocolate creamier or with more chocolate? Adjust the ingredients accordingly.
  3. Make it once for the whole season – no running to the store when you run out.
  4. It makes a great gift too! Everyone loves hot chocolate!

Hot Chocolate Recipe

All you need are four ingredients to make this hot chocolate recipe mix.


  • Instant Dry Milk
  • Cocoa Powder
  • Coffee Creamer
  • Powdered Sugar


  • Very large bowl for mixing
  • Sifter
  • Mason Jar or airtight container for storing

Hot Chocolate Recipe cocoa powder

How to make Hot Chocolate Mix

  1. Add instant dry milk and dry coffee creamer to a large bowl. Then sift the powdered sugar into the bowl. You want to do this so that there are no lumps in the mix.
  2. Sift in the cocoa powder. Again, so there are no lumps.
  3. If your bowl isn’t large enough to hold all the ingredients, you can divide it in half, mix, then repeat the second batch.
  4. Whisk together the ingredients.

Hot Chocolate Recipe with Cocoa Powder

To make the hot chocolate, add 2 heaping teaspoons per cup and pour in hot water. Stir well.

Enjoy the Hot Chocolate with a whip cream and a sprinkle of crushed peppermint, or the Hot Cocoa Stirrers.

Hot Cocoa Gift Basket

Another fun idea is to give a Hot Cocoa Basket filled with toppings to go along with the hot chocolate recipe mix. For this basket, we added the Hot Chocolate Recipe, Hot Chocolate Stirrers, Hot Cocoa Candy Kisses, Mini Marshmallows, Red Hots Candy, Andes Mints, Peppermint Balls and Candy Canes.

Hot Chocolate Toppings

Looking for more fun ideas to use the Hot Chocolate Recipe? Click on the photo –

Hot Chocolate Bar    Hot Cocoa Kit    Hot Chocolate Stirrers    Hot Cocoa Cake

Hot Chocolate Recipe

Hot Chocolate Recipe

Hot Chocolate Recipe Mix

Hot Chocolate Recipe

Yield: 8 cups dry
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes

Make your own Hot Chocolate Mix with only 4 ingredients


  • 1 container (25.6 oz - that makes 8 quarts) Instant Dry Milk
  • 1 cup unsweetened cocoa powder, sifted
  • 2 cups powdered sugar, sifted
  • 2 cups dry coffee creamer


Add dry milk and coffee creamer to very large bowl

Sift in cocoa powder

Sift in powdered sugar

Whisk until well combined

Store in airtight container

Add 2 heaping teaspoons per cup, then add hot water


  1. I am always looking for a great homemade hot chocolate recipe & this won’t disappoint! Love it & love giving it as a gift!

    1. Thanks so much Kristyn! Excited you like the gift idea too!

  2. This is really AHHmazing! Thank you so much for sharing your recipe! Homemade is always the best!

  3. Coffee creamer makes the hot chocolate extra rich and creamy. A family favorite at our house!

    1. Thanks Kara! I agree, it’s super creamy!

  4. Sarah Skaggs says:

    Love this homemade hot chocolate!!!

  5. Rachael Yerkes says:

    This is the best hot chocolate ever!

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