Hot Chocolate Mix Recipe

Hot cocoa powder
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Ratings (18)
  • Total: 7 mins
  • Prep: 5 mins
  • Cook: 2 mins
  • Yield: 4 servings
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
441 Calories
13g Fat
77g Carbs
5g Protein
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

This hot chocolate mix recipe is one of those great homemade food gifts that is perfect for teacher gifts, mailman gifts or just gifts to friends. A lot of hot chocolate mix recipes call for non-dairy creamer. They use this because it eliminates the need for stirring the hot chocolate mix into warmed milk - you can just use hot water to make the hot chocolate instead. If you'd like to make a hot chocolate mix like that, add the non-dairy creamer. If you prefer a richer hot chocolate that is made with warmed milk, leave out the non-dairy creamer.

Don't forget to include the recipe directions on a tag attached to the jar.

Ingredients

  • 2 cups powdered nonfat dry milk
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • Optional: 1/2 cup non-dairy creamer
  • 1/2 cup Chocolate chips

Steps to Make It

  1. In a large mixing bowl, whisk nonfat dry milk, sugar, cocoa powder and creamer, if using, together until smooth.

  2. Using a funnel, pour the hot chocolate mix into a mason jar (compare prices), filling it about three-quarters of the way to the top.

  3. Layer chocolate chips and miniature marshmallows on top of the hot chocolate mix. Seal the jar, tie with a ribbon, and include this recipe for making homemade hot chocolate with the mix.

If using non-dairy creamer in the mix: Place 2-3 heaping tablespoons of the hot chocolate mix in a mug. Add boiling water, and stir well. Top with chocolate chips and miniature marshmallows

If you aren't adding non-dairy creamer to the mix: Warm 6-8 oz. of milk in a saucepan or the microwave until hot, but not boiling. Add 2-3 heaping tablespoons of the hot chocolate mix. Stir well. Top with chocolate chips and miniature marshmallows.

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