Homemade Dark Hot Chocolate Mix

Instead of buying from the store, try your hand at homemade hot chocolate mix. This version highlights dark chocolate and would make a great gift!

Homemade Dark Hot Chocolate Mix 1

Christ mas is about a week away! Can you believe it? I certainly cannot as I’ve just started feeling the holiday-baking pull. There are too many festive things I want to make in such little time! The most important thing I made every year is hot chocolate mix. To date, I have made six different kinds of hot chocolate mix: Regular, Peanut Butter, Red Velvet, Cinnamon, Salted Caramel, and now Dark Chocolate. Homemade hot chocolate mix makes great gifts if you’re looking for some last minute ideas!

Homemade Dark Hot Chocolate Mix 2

This dark hot chocolate is not as sweet at the others I have created due to the use of dark and semisweet chocolate – no white chocolate in there this time. But the flavor of the dark chocolate truly shines. I thought it was exceptional, but if you know someone who prefers sweeter hot chocolate (like my dad), throw a healthy handful of marshmallows in there.

Homemade Dark Hot Chocolate Mix 3

One year ago: Baked Mozzarella Chicken Rolls

Two years ago: Buttermilk Biscuits

Four years ago: Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Dip


Makes 20 servings


3 cups nonfat dry milk powder

2 cups powdered sugar

1-1/2 cups unsweetened cocoa powder

1 cup dark chocolate chips

1/2 cup semi sweet 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. (I like to use the empty cocoa powder tins to store the mix.)
  4. To make, put 1/4 to 1/3 cup of the mix in a mug and stir in 1 cup of hot milk. Top with whipped cream or miniature marshmallows.

Source: Adapted from Homemade Peanut Butter Hot Cocoa Mix.


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5 Responses to “Homemade Dark Hot Chocolate Mix”

  • mmmm I LOVE dark chocolate!

    and aghhh Christmas reeeeally snuck up on us this year!

  • I feel like every time I come here, I make proclamations of undying love. Well, just make another tick mark of me doing that again. 🙂

  • I love the idea! And just in time for the Christmas couch snuggling. Also, it saves a lot of time, and all that mess me and my little daughter make when it’s time for afternoon hot chocolate 🙂
    I’d just spice it up with some cinnamon and coconut sprinkles to make the indulgence even fuller :))
    Happy Holidays!

    • spiffycookie:

      Margaret, I have definitely added cinnamon to my hot chocolate mixes in the past! And coconut is on my list – both using coconut milk to mix it in and maybe even coconut sugar in the mix.

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