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Hot Chocolate Mix

Wholesome ingredients combine for a rich, chocolately hot cocoa mix. Perfect to have on hand for chilly days for as an adorable gift.

Course Drinks
Cuisine American
Keyword homemade hot chocolate, hot chocolate mix, hot chocolate recipe
Prep Time 5 minutes
Gift Mug prepration time 5 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 15 Recipes makes 1 gift mug or 15 individual hot cocoa servings
Calories 96 kcal
Author Toni Dash


  • 1 ½ cups dry milk powder
  • 1 cup confectioner’s (powdered) sugar
  • 1 cup cocoa powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon optional but yummy
  • ½ cup mini marshmallows
  • 1 large gift mug
  • 1 clear cello gift bag or clear Ziplock bag I used a 5” x 11 ½” but feel free to adjust to the mug size
  • Decorative ribbon
  • 1 Printable instruction gift tag


Directions for Cocoa Mix:

  1. Combine dry milk powder, confectioner’s sugar, cocoa powder, salt, and cinnamon into a medium size bowl and whisk to combine.
  2. Place your cello gift bag into the mug and slowly add in the cocoa mix.
  3. Once all mix is in the bag, add the mini marshmallows on top.

Directions for Gift Preparation:

  1. Print out instruction gift tags and cut out amount needed. Punch a hole in the top of each one.
  2. Take your decorative ribbon and cut to the length you desire and add on the instruction tag.
  3. Tie the ribbon around the bag making sure to seal it well.

Directions to Prepare the Cocoa:

  1. Add 2 tbsp of cocoa mix for every 8 oz. of hot water or milk and stir.
  2. Top with marshmallows and your favorite toppings and enjoy!

Recipe Video

Nutrition Facts
Hot Chocolate Mix
Amount Per Serving
Calories 96 Calories from Fat 9
% Daily Value*
Fat 1g2%
Saturated Fat 1g5%
Cholesterol 3mg1%
Sodium 91mg4%
Potassium 317mg9%
Carbohydrates 19g6%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 16g18%
Protein 6g12%
Vitamin A 279IU6%
Vitamin C 1mg1%
Calcium 168mg17%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.