Homemade Hot Chocolate Mix

November 11, 2015


We got our first snow yesterday and woke up to a wonderland this morning.  Winter is here! My little ones were so excited and had to get out and play in it before school started.

​I love that this means I can spend time with a comfy quilt, a good book and a cup of hot chocolate.  We’ve been using the wood burning stove at night and it makes our house so cozy and comfy too.  

Winter also means hot chocolate to my kids…my kids LOVE hot chocolate.  We go through so much hot chocolate mix it’s insane.  We can buy the Costco size container and it can be gone before we know it.  So my favorite is to make up our own.


This is a recipe I posted a couple years ago on our family blog, but I want to share it again today. I’m not really a food blogger – not my specialty at all – but I do think this recipe is perfectly paired with a good book on a winter night.

Homemade Hot Chocolate Mix

2 cups sugar (granulated)
1 cup cocoa
2 1/2 cups powdered milk
1/2 cup extra creamy creamer
1 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons cornstarch
1 bag of milk chocolate chips, finely chopped

Mix all ingredients in a large mixing bowl or blend in blender.  I prefer to mix them and then blend them to get a super fine powder.  Store in an airtight container.  That’s it!  Add a a couple tablespoons to a cup of warm water and enjoy!
We are all about the mix-ins too!  The kids love marshmallows and Andy Mint chips.  I love a dash of Cayenne in my cup.  My husband grew cayenne peppers this summer in our garden, dried them and turned them into this homemade cayenne powder.  It really kicks it up a perfect little notch!

I love to to re-use our mason pint jars to store this – and they can be dressed up so easily.  A ribbon at the top, or another easy way to dress it up is if you have extra fabric laying around just cut a square and place it between the lid and ring.

I made these easy labels that work great if you are using wide mouth lids.  If you don’t like the label on the top you can always cut these, punch a hole in the top and tie them on with ribbon.   This is my first time attaching a document, so hopefully it work.  Let me know if you have any problems.

Happy Reading and Happy Winter!

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