Hot Cocoa Mix {with Free Printable}

Skip the store-bought mix and make your own Hot Cocoa Mix. Only 5 ingredients and a minute to mix. The creamiest, richest hot cocoa around with a free printable for gifting.

Get ready for the creamiest, richest hot cocoa of your life. Keep this super simple hot cocoa mix on hand all winter to warm up or to give as a gift.

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Have you ever made your own hot cocoa mix? If you haven’t you are in for a REAL treat.

Not only is it super simple to make but it is a million times better than any mix you’ll find at the store.

Skip the store-bought mix and make your own Hot Cocoa Mix. Only 5 ingredients and a minute to mix. The creamiest, richest hot cocoa around with a free printable for gifting.

Make Your Own Hot Cocoa Mix

You only need 5 ingredients to make your own hot cocoa mix at home. And I’m betting you already have 4 of them in your pantry.

Here’s what you need:

  • Cocoa powder
  • Powdered sugar
  • Powdered milk
  • Kosher salt
  • Cornstarch

Make sure you use a high quality cocoa powder to ensure you end up with a super rich, chocolatey hot cocoa. I linked up my absolute favorite one above.

You can find powdered milk at any grocery store, usually near the powdered coffee creamers or cocoa mixes.

The cornstarch may seem like a weird addition but it just slightly thickens the hot cocoa and adds to the rich texture.

The kosher salt helps balance out and slightly cut the sweetness of the cocoa mix. Just like in any sweet recipes, the salt really brings out and balances the sweetness.

Skip the store-bought mix and make your own Hot Cocoa Mix. Only 5 ingredients and a minute to mix. The creamiest, richest hot cocoa around with a free printable for gifting.

Mixing Ratio

Mix all the ingredients together in a bowl until it’s fully mixed and uniform in color.

When you’re ready for a cup of hot cocoa, heat 1 cup of milk until it’s steaming. Please, oh please, use milk. Water just won’t give you the same rich, creamy results.

Stir in 1/3 cup of the hot cocoa mix and stir until well mixed. If you want it a little extra rich, reduce the milk to 3/4 cup.

Skip the store-bought mix and make your own Hot Cocoa Mix. Only 5 ingredients and a minute to mix. The creamiest, richest hot cocoa around with a free printable for gifting.

Storage

Store in an airtight jar or container in your pantry for use any time the craving strikes.

This mix will keep for up to 3 months. But I sincerely don’t think it will last that long anyway.

Skip the store-bought mix and make your own Hot Cocoa Mix. Only 5 ingredients and a minute to mix. The creamiest, richest hot cocoa around with a free printable for gifting.

Free Printable

If you want to give this hot cocoa mix to a friend, neighbor or loved one as a gift, I’ve included a fun free printable to include with the jar of homemade mix.

You could include some adorable mugs and a bag of mini marshmallows along with the mix to make it the whole package.

Arrange it in a basket with the recipe card and you’re good to go. I know I would love a hot cocoa kit as a gift.

Skip the store-bought mix and make your own Hot Cocoa Mix. Only 5 ingredients and a minute to mix. The creamiest, richest hot cocoa around with a free printable for gifting.

You can download the recipe card printable below by clicking on the “Download Here” button below.

I had mine printed on cardstock so that it will hold up better to spills and so that it has that recipe card feel. It’s sized to the standard recipe card measurements so it will fit in a recipe box if you’re old school like me.

Skip the store-bought mix and make your own Hot Cocoa Mix. Only 5 ingredients and a minute to mix. The creamiest, richest hot cocoa around with a free printable for gifting.

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Skip the store-bought mix and make your own Hot Cocoa Mix. Only 5 ingredients and a minute to mix. The creamiest, richest hot cocoa around with a free printable for gifting.
Hot Cocoa Mix
Prep Time
5 mins
Total Time
5 mins
 

Skip the store-bought mix and make your own Hot Cocoa Mix. Only 5 ingredients and a minute to mix. The creamiest, richest hot cocoa around with a free printable for gifting.

Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American
Keyword: hot cocoa mix
Servings: 18 servings
Author: Meg’s Everyday Indulgence
Ingredients
  • 1 cup cocoa powder
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 3 cups powdered milk
  • 1 tsp. kosher salt
  • 2 tsp. cornstarch
Instructions
  1. In a large bowl, whisk together all the ingredients. Store in an airtight jar.

  2. To serve: add 1/3 cup hot cocoa mix to a standard mug. Pour 3/4-1 cup of hot milk into the mug and mix well. Top with marshmallows, if desired.

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  1. I adore hot chocolate and drink it all the time, so I’m def going to try this version!!

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