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Homemade Hot Cocoa Mix

by Laura

When I was a young girl, I remember making homemade hot cocoa mix and placing it in mugs to give my friends as a Christmas gift.  The recipe I made was similar to this recipe but I think this recipe is even better.  I think the instant chocolate pudding mix is the secret!

Mix this up to keep on hand for a quick cup of hot cocoa.  You could also surprise a friend with a simple post holiday gift.  It seems like after the holidays the winter blues can set in and  a simple gift like this could be the sunshine someone needs.  You can always hang on to this Homemade Hot Cocoa Mix recipe to use for gifts next Christmas too.

Homemade Hot Cocoa Mix | realmomkitchen.com

This recipe calls for non-dairy powdered coffee creamer.  They have different flavors available, so you could always change up the flavor of the mix by using a flavored creamer.

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Homemade Hot Cocoa Mix | realmomkitchen.com

Homemade Hot Cocoa Mix


  • 4 cups nonfat dry milk powder
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 1 cup non-dairy powdered coffee creamer
  • 2/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder (I used Hershey’s)
  • 1 (4 ounce) package instant chocolate pudding


  1. Place all the ingredient together in a large bowl.
  2. Whisk together until well combined.
  3. Store in a airtight container.
  4. To prepare a cup of hot cocoa: add 1/4 to 1/3 cup of mix (I like 1/3 cup) to 8 oz of hot water. Stir until blended. (If using 1/3 cup per serving, you should be able to get 22 servings from this recipe.)
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Recipe adapted from Mom Advice.

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Tina December 15, 2014 - 4:03 pm

I have a recipe similar to this that uses chocolate milk mix. Thanks for a new take on an old recipe.

Colleen December 10, 2014 - 7:04 pm

This is my very favorite hot chocolate recipe. I always have this on hand. Thank you for sharing the recipe.

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karen March 3, 2012 - 8:58 am

i filled a one pound hot coco can to the brim and i to “pack” it in

karen March 3, 2012 - 8:55 am

i love this recipe best. i’m not fond of the recipe that uses powder sugar as it makes it taste “fake” and too sweet.only thing i did different is i used hazelnut flavored coffee creamer (gives it more perk) and put in 1/8 of a cup of cinnamon (use less if you don’t like a strong cinnamon taste).

Lucy January 3, 2012 - 8:31 am

This is a great winter recipe to have on hand. It would make a nice thoughtful gift. I “pinned” it 🙂

Kim January 3, 2012 - 8:25 am

Thanks for sharing this, Laura! About how many servings does this make? It looks very good to share.


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