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Homemade Hot Cocoa Mix

  • Author: Melissa Griffiths - Bless this Mess
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 6 cups of cocoa mix 1x


Easy homemade hot cocoa mix made with a few simple ingredients like powdered sugar, powdered milk, and cocoa powder that's perfect to mix with hot water or milk for homemade hot chocolate.


  • 2 1/2 cups powdered sugar
  • 2 1/2 cups powdered milk
  • 1 cup cocoa
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons corn starch


  1. Add all the ingredients to a large bowl and stir with a wire whisk to combine.
  2. Store in a large air-tight container in the pantry - it will keep for a long time.
  3. When ready to use, add 2 to 3 tablespoons of hot cocoa mix to 8 ounce of hot water or milk. Add more mix to taste. Stir well to combine.


  • Use a dutch-processed cocoa here to help make sure the cocoa isn't bitter.
  • This recipe makes a great gift when given in a pretty container or with a set of mugs.
  • The salt balances the sweet and the cornstarch makes the texture smoother - don't skip them.
  • Prep Time: 5 min
  • Category: drink
  • Method: no bake
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: hot cocoa, hot chocolate, drink, quick and easy, chocolate