Simple, versatile homemade hot chocolate mix - perfect as a gift or for yourself and great for customizing to dietary requirements (dairy-free, keto, paleo, etc.) and personal taste. Enjoy an instant hot chocolate in under a minute with this simple hot cocoa mix!
All you need to do to prepare this hot cocoa mix recipe is to mix all of the ingredients and then decant into a jar.To reduce the risk of any lumps/ clumping, sift all of the powdered ingredients into a bowl before mixing and then move to jars/containers.
How To Store
Keep the mix in an airtight jar, in a cool, dry location - like a kitchen cupboard. The hot chocolate mix will last at least six months, and far longer if you omit the milk powder. Just make sure to keep it dry.
How To Use
To use the homemade hot chocolate mix, add 2-3 tablespoon of the mix into a regular-sized mug and top up with hot water or milk, then mix. Add an extra spoonful for an even more pronounced flavor.Optionally, top off with some whipped cream (or dairy-free whipped coconut cream) and the toppings of your choice. Enjoy your delicious cup of cocoa!
To put together a cute bundle as a gift, you could include a large jar of the hot cocoa mix with 2-3 small jars of ‘toppings,’ such as crushed up candy canes, cookies, sprinkles, mini marshmallows, or more - check out my hot cocoa recipe for tons more ideas. Choose the toppings based on their dietary requirements, and you have a fun, tasty, and thoughtful gift for family and friends!
For a finer mix and easier ‘melting,’ you can pulse your granulated sugar of choice into finely powdered sugar before mixing it with the remaining ingredients.
Use a combination of cocoa powder and dutch processed cocoa powder, for a deeper, ‘Oreo’ flavored hot chocolate mix.