Thursday, December 24, 2015

Homemade Hot Cocoa Mix

Believe it or not, homemade hot chocolate is so simple to make, and it really is much less expensive than the store bought gourmet brand. 

Where I live, gourmet hot cocoa is all the rage. At my local grocery store, there is a single brand that has at least 12 different flavors. And they are pretty pricey in cost. 

You can make this mix quickly at home, it is nearly mistake proof and you can make it in fancy flavors too, if you want. 

Hot Chocolate Mix

3 cups nonfat dry milk powder
3/4 cup white sugar
1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1/8 teaspoon salt

If you want to add flavor to to hot chocolate, but a flavored creamer and add 1 cup of it to your mix. 

If you want super creamy hot chocolate, substitute 1 1/2 cups of your powdered mix for non-dairy creamer. 


Mix milk powder, sugar, cocoa, and salt together in a bowl. Transfer mix to an airtight container.

For each serving, add 1/4 cup cocoa mix to 1 cup hot water, stirring well.

The mix will blend most smooth, if you put a bit of hot (hot) water in the bottom of your mug and then add your mix, stir to make a syrup and then add the rest of your water.