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Homemade Hot Chocolate mix

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 96kcal
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:

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

Directions for Gift Preparation:

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

Directions to Prepare the Cocoa:

  • Add 2 tablespoons of cocoa mix for every 8 ounces of hot water or milk and stir. Add more cocoa mix for a richer cup!
  • Top with marshmallows and your favorite toppings and enjoy!



Start with 2 tablespoons of the cocoa mix to 8 ounces (1 cup) of water or milk. Increase as desired for a richer cup of cocoa. Milk will make the hot cocoa richer too.


Calories: 96kcal | Carbohydrates: 19g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 3mg | Sodium: 91mg | Potassium: 317mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 16g | Vitamin A: 279IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 168mg | Iron: 1mg