Hot cocoa mix, a do-it-yourself recipe!

Hot cocoa is one of the most popular of hot drinks in America, right up there with hot tea and coffee.  It ranks well above hot cider or other fruit-based drinks too.  Almost everyone loves its chocolate-y and rich milky flavors, and while the “real deal” made with real chocolate, sugar, and scalding hot milk is undeniably a real treat, most of us use some kind of instant mix for our sweet treats on a regular basis.

Unfortunately, it can also be expensive to buy, especially when prepackaged in little envelopes in a box, with the tiny dehydrated marshmallows included.  There is a cheaper way, and it’s easy to make, even if I don’t have an easy answer for tiny dehydrated marshmallows!

Here’s your recipe for a rich hot cocoa mix.

Rich Hot Cocoa Mix

  • 2 c. Nestle’s “Nido” instant whole milk
  • 1/4 c. Hershey’s Special Dark cocoa
  • 1 c. unsweetened cocoa
  • 1/2 c. granulated sugar
  • 1 c. powdered sugar
  • 1 c. powdered non-dairy creamer

Combine all ingredients in a 1 gallon ziplock bag and shake until evenly mixed.  Store cocoa mix in an airtight container.  For each serving, use about 1/4 c. cocoa mix with 12-14 oz. very hot water.  Stir until dissolved.  (If it tastes “watery”, it means you need another spoonful or two of mix added to the hot water.)

About giascott

Writer, blogger, cook, grandmother, mother, wife, radio personality, outdoor enthusiast, dog enthusiast, crafter, artist, and part-time nut~~I've earned a lot of t-shirts in my day! I'm one of those crazy independent women who can cut down a tree, build you a shed, sew you a dress, cook your dinner, make some soap, pitch a tent, build a fire, catch some fish, dig in the garden, chase a kid or two, write you a poem, paint you a picture, and a dozen other things...just don't ask me to sing! I'm also embarking on a relatively new portion of my life, one of being disabled. I'm learning some lessons along the way about a lot of things too.
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2 Responses to Hot cocoa mix, a do-it-yourself recipe!

  1. Great post today. I really enjoyed it. Food and recipes are something I can share with my friends and family. Thank you for sharing this.

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