Hot Cocoa Mix: Organic, Home Made, Easy.

20 servings
5 min
This is the hot cocoa mix to rival all mixes. My husband says it tastes like Starbucks hot cocoa.

We drink way too much hot cocoa in our family. Wait, is that even possible? Let me rephrase: We drink a good amount of hot cocoa. It’s my kid’s (and husband’s) favorite sweet treat after dinner is over. We generally start the cocoa train each year around early fall and it usually fizzles out mid spring. But, this year we’re still going strong with cocoa evenings in June.

I knew the Swiss Miss we were purchasing wasn’t the greatest, and so figured it was time to look into how to make our own that 1.) tasted good 2.) was made with cleaner ingredients ( just say no to corn syrup) and 3.) was cost effective.

Things that we eat, drink, and use frequently in our home I like to be organic. I’m not an organic 100% of the time with no exceptions kind of gal. I’m all about moderation and believe that if we give our body clean ingredients most of the time, it can fend off the crap when we decide to indulge. (If you don’t believe me, see my pink ombre cake recipe and notice my obsession with desserts. It’s anything but healthy. :p )

organic hot cocoa mix

I wanted to source organic ingredients as much as possible. I found a great organic cocoa powder that didn’t break the bank, as well as organic dry milk powder, which is harder to find that you’d think. Both of these items can be purchased off the NOW® website or Amazon. Organic powdered sugar is another that’s harder to access, but I found a few listed below that work. I didn’t have organic powdered sugar when making this recipe so ended up using traditional instead. It’s your choice here what kind of sugar to include.

What you’ll need:

This recipe is E-A-S-Y!

Originally I tried to mix it all in a blender but my blender is on it’s way out and did absolutely nothing. Instead I threw the mix in my Kitchen Aid and mixed in on the lowest speed possible. You just want to make sure everything gets incorporated well.

I’d suggest adding the salt and cornstarch while the Kitchen Aid is going to make sure it’s evenly dispersed. Use caution here people. No broken fingers please.

Store in an airtight container and boom, you’re done. Use 1/4 cup of mix per coffee cup of hot cocoa. Throw some marshmallows on top and you’re in for a sweet treat!

Let me know what you think! If you enjoy the recipe make sure to give it 5 stars (this helps me with my analytics) and pin it for later! Thanks friends!

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Hot Cocoa Mix: Organic, Home Made, Easy.
Recipe details
  • 20  servings
  • Prep time: 5 Minutes Cook time: 0 Minutes Total time: 5 min
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  • 1 1/2 Cups Cocoa Powder
  • 2 Cups Powdered sugar
  • 1 1/2 Cups Dry milk powder
  • 3/4 tsp Salt
  • 1 tsp cornstarch

Combine all ingredients together in a mixer. I tried to use a blender but it did not work. Instead I used the Kitchen Aid on low to incorporate everything. Simply mix, place in a container and store in a dry, cool area. Use 1/4 cup of mix for one mug of water. Enjoy!
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  • Mary Mary on Oct 11, 2021

    Can’t wait to try, but wondering if I could trade sugar for stevia and if there is something else I could use instead of powder milk? Allergic. Thank you for the recipe. I’m very much like your family with the cocoa!

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    • Mary Andrews Mary Andrews on Oct 29, 2022

      Sorry got distracted by my rambling yes try a Stevia or something powdered and maybe look for mini marshmallows as a treat? U Deserve it

  • Jeannie Ross Jeannie Ross on Oct 29, 2021

    Does it have to be made with organic ingredients?

    • Cra49612402 Cra49612402 on Oct 29, 2021

      No. I've used basic stuff from the store. It just cost extra for "organic", which mostly isnt.