Brrr, it’s getting cold outside and it’s time to warm up with a cup of hot cocoa!
This homemade hot cocoa mix uses just 5 ingredients and makes the perfect creamy cup of pure deliciousness! It’s so much better than hot cocoa packets and much more economical. And, once you mix up one batch of it, you’ve got hot cocoa to last awhile!
THE BEST HOMEMADE HOT COCOA MIX
So, do you call it a cup of hot cocoa or a cup of hot chocolate? 😜 We’re really curious — haha!
Or do you call it both/either like we do?
Gather these 5 ingredients from the pantry for this easy, peasy recipe. We love shopping at Aldi (see some of THEIR BEST FINDS AND WHY WE LIKE TO SHOP THERE here) and I was very happy to find all but one of the ingredients there!
This is the non-fat dry milk I used for my batch of homemade hot cocoa, from Walmart. The 3 pouches of dry milk were the perfect amount for the recipe. If you’re unfamiliar, dry milk is also sold in a resealable bag that you can scoop your amount from.
Put the dry milk through the sifter to break up any pieces so that it’s smooth.
Add the remaining ingredients. Sift together and mix well.
This recipe makes about 1.5 quarts of dry hot cocoa powder.
For the perfect cup of hot chocolate, mix 1/3 cup of the mix with 1 cup of boiling water.
And hot cocoa most definitely needs to be topped with marshmallows! 😆
Sip. Enjoy. Repeat. 😉
PIN IT FOR LATER!
- 3 1/3 cups dry milk
- 1 1/2-2 cups granulated sugar
- 1 cup powdered non-dairy creamer
- 2/3 cup unsweetened cocoa
- 1 small package instant chocolate pudding mix
- Measure out non-fat dry milk, then sift or crush until smooth.
- Add remaining ingredients.
- Sift together; mix well.
- Mix 1/3 cup of mix with 1 cup of boiling water to make the perfect cup of hot cocoa!
Makes 1.5 quarts of dry powder
And if you’re like me and need hot drinks to stay warm in the cold weather, you’ll want to check out these posts!