Hot Chocolate Mix

3 minutes
September 30, 2022
Carole Jones

Hot Chocolate Mix Recipe that is worlds above the store bought envelopes. I make a big batch of this every winter and keep it for those cold mornings, or late night treats with the kiddos. This homemade cocoa mix was my mom’s secret weapon was I was a kid and I haven’t changes a thing about it. Why mess with perfection???

Hot Chocolate Mix Recipe

After our first big snow storm last week, my house looked like a winter clothing store exploded inside my house.  Seriously.  Boots, gloves, hats, snow pants, coats and various winter paraphernalia were scattered through every room of my house.  My half dozen kids were desperately scrounging around for winter gear that would fit their growing bodies and discarding the ones that didn’t fit all around the house.

You would be shocked if I told you the amount of money we spend every year on snow pants alone.  No matter how expensive or well built, my kids can tear open a knee or seam better than any kid out there.  Don’t even get me started on the number of lost gloves left on playgrounds, school buses, or buried somewhere deep in a snow fort.

Hot chocolate mix recipe

After my kiddos came in from their snow adventures, their first words were “Can we have some hot chocolate?”  What kind of Mom would I be if I didn’t comply?  When I was a kid, there was nothing better than coming inside after sledding all afternoon to a steaming cup of hot chocolate.  I can even remember the specific mugs my Mom would use.

This recipe is the exact hot chocolate mix recipe my Mom used when I was a kid and to this day, it is still my favorite.  Probably because of all those great memories tied to the taste.  These flavors meant my Mom loved me and was thinking about me.  Isn’t that the best!
And if you are going to go for the homemade hot cocoa, you gotta serve it in a fun way like this adorable mug with a hoop!   Then, if you want super bonus points, pull out a fresh batch of my favorite chocolate chips cookies and you will win parent of the year awards 🙂
Mug with a hoop
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Hot Chocolate Mix Recipe

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  • Total Time: 7 minutes
  • Yield: 23 servings 1x


  • 3 C powdered milk
  • 3/4 C powdered creamer
  • 1 1/2 C powdered sugar
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 C unsweetened cocoa powder


  1.  Whisk together all the ingredients and store in an airtight container.
  2.  To serve, mix a 1/4 C of the mix with 8-10 ounces of hot water, depending on how rich you like your hot cocoa.
  • Author: Carole Jones
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 2 minutes


  • Serving Size: 1
  • Calories: 136
  • Sugar: 14g
  • Sodium: 106mg
  • Fat: 5g
  • Saturated Fat: 3g
  • Unsaturated Fat: 0g
  • Trans Fat: 0g
  • Carbohydrates: 17g
  • Fiber: 1g
  • Protein: 4g
  • Cholesterol: 16mg

Carole Jones

Carole Jones is an Arizona-based cookbook author & food blogger. She's authored The 30 Minute Cooking From Frozen Cookbook and the self-published Take 5: Chicken e-cookbook. For the past 15 years, Carole has shared her culinary adventures cooking and baking for her six brutally honest children here on My Kitchen Escapades. Hot, crusty bread is Carole's love language, but her two adorable grandchildren are a close second. Yes, second. Don't judge.


10 years ago

Do I have to use the powdered creamer?

10 years ago

Joy – You could try just using powdered milk instead, but the powdered creamer really adds some richness and creaminess to the hot chocolate. I think you would find it thin and lacking flavor without it -Carole

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