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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 to use for gifts next Christmas too.

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


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Ingredients

  • 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

Instructions

  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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7 comments

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.

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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

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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).

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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 🙂

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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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