Quick and Easy Hot Cocoa Mix

Pallet and Pantry
by Pallet and Pantry
24 servings
10 min

It’s getting colder outside and since we just had our first snowfall this past week, I decided it was time to make a batch of my homemade cocoa mix! After all, here in Minnesota there is nothing more comforting and cozy then a cup of hot cocoa on a cold wintery day! The best part of about this mix is the ingredient list is pretty short and it takes just a few minutes to make a batch too! I love having a full container in our hot chocolate bar for those sudden cravings! This cocoa mix also makes a wonderful homemade gift for family and friends too!

Quick and Easy Hot Cocoa Mix
Recipe details
  • 24  servings
  • Prep time: 10 Minutes Cook time: 0 Minutes Total time: 10 min
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  • 3 1/3 cup dry milk powder
  • 2 cups white sugar
  • 1 1/2 cups dark cocoa powder **Dutch-processed
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

Sift ingredients into a medium bowl. Spoon into a tightly-sealed container. Store for up to six months. To serve: Add 1/3 cup of cocoa mix to 1 cup of boiling water or hot milk. Stir well. Top with whipped cream or marshmallows and a drizzle of chocolate syrup.
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  • Patty Lattie Mowen Patty Lattie Mowen on Apr 20, 2021

    I made this for Christmas gifts in a jar with pretty ribbons. ❤

  • Vicki Appleby Bentley Vicki Appleby Bentley on Dec 03, 2021

    This went together quick and easy and was very chocolate-y (good) but all I could taste was the powdered milk "flavor." I had to get rid of it. Made me sad. If there's a brand of powdered milk that doesn't have that "taste," let me know! If you don't mind the strong flavor of powdered milk, this is a great choice.

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    • Susannah Susannah on Dec 25, 2023

      If you add vanilla it really helps the taste improve a lot!