Homemade Hot Cocoa Mix

Never use store-bought hot chocolate mix again! Seriously don’t do it. It is much too easy to make it yourself and much tastier!

I am beginning a kick of making things myself that I would normally purchase without a second thought at the store. Vanilla extract was the first thing I tackled, and that too was ridiculously easy. Today I have homemade hot chocolate for your viewing (and soon-to-be tasting) pleasure. When browsing for such recipes this one from Brown Eyed Baker caught my eye due to the addition of white chocolate chips as I absolutely adore white hot chocolate. Although this is obviously not white hot chocolate, the flavors incorporate extremely well.

For my brother’s birthday right before Christmas, I put some of the mix and mini marshmallows into a festive bag and purchased a penguin mug (his favorite animal) to go along with it. I originally intended the baggie to be inside the mug, but ended up giving him more mix instead of a prettier presentation (I wouldn’t have been able to fit in as much with the bag squished up inside the mug). This could be changed up for any holiday!

And then I saved the rest of the mix to enjoy for myself O:-)


3 cups nonfat dry milk powder

2 cup powdered sugar

1-1/2 cups cocoa powder

1-1/2 cups white chocolate chips

1/4 tsp salt


  1. Whisk together all ingredients in a large bowl.
  2. Working in two batches, pulse the ingredients in a food processor until the chocolate is finely ground.
  3. Store in an airtight container for up to 3 months.
  4. To make hot cocoa, put 1/3 cup of the cocoa mix in a mug and stir in 1 cup of hot milk. Top with
    whipped cream or miniature marshmallows.

You could also make your own marshmallows. I skipped this option only because I knew I wouldn’t use them all before their shelf life was over. But if you eat a lot of marshmallows I highly recommend these, again from Brown Eyed Baker.

Source: Brown Eyed Baker

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