Make a big batch of homemade hot chocolate mix to enjoy all year long. This mix needs only hot water to make a rich and creamy cup of hot chocolate.
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Homemade Hot Chocolate
I vividly remember coming in from playing in the snow as a child and watching my mom whip up a big batch of hot chocolate mix. In true efficiency she only had to do this once per year because this homemade hot chocolate recipe makes a lot. Seriously, a lot.
It’s perfect for gifts when you divide the hot chocolate mix into mason jars. Add the lid and a decorative bow with instructions to share. Or if you’re like my family you store it for months in air tight containers so that all the work of making homemade hot chocolate is done once a season.
Made with dry milk, Nesquik cocoa powder, powdered creamer and powdered sugar this recipe could not be easier to make – since you grab it all and mix it all. Done! The hardest part is finding a big enough bowl to mix it all in.
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How to Make Hot Chocolate Mix
Combine the powdered sugar and dry milk in a large mixing bowl. I used a stock pot but the best way to mix this is in a cake lid turned upside down.
Add powdered creamer and mix. And then finally add the Nesquik powder chocolate flavor.
Stir until fully combined and store in an airtight container.
When you’re ready to make a cup of hot chocolate simply add two heaping spoonfuls of hot chocolate mix per 8 ounces of hot water. Stir and enjoy!
This really does make the creamiest hot chocolate. If you like more chocolate add more. It’s completely customizable to your tastes!
My brother especially loves adding this to his coffee – yum! I hope you enjoy this hot chocolate mix as much as my family has over the years. Enjoy!
Homemade Hot Chocolate FAQ
What’s the difference between hot chocolate and hot cocoa? Technically one is made with chocolate and one is made with powdered chocolate. I use them interchangeably and always call this recipe hot chocolate even though a purest would say it’s hot cocoa.
Can I make this mix with hot milk instead of hot water? Because this recipe is made with dry milk you only need hot water to make this recipe.
Do I need the exact ounce for the ingredients? My products are a bit off in size. You’re fine! Mine were a bit off from my mom’s original recipe as well. As long as you’re within 2 to 3 ounces from the recommended, you will be fine. Remember, this makes a huge batch of hot chocolate mix. Different brands over time have changed their packaging.
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Homemade Hot Chocolate
- 25 oz Powdered Milk
- 16 oz. Powdered Sugar
- 16 oz. Powdered Creamer
- 32 oz. Nesquik Powder Chocolate Flavor
- Combine powdered milk, powdered sugar and powder creamer. Add Nesquik powder and mix until fully combined. Store in air tight container.
- To make a cup of hot chocolate: Use two heaping spoonfuls of hot chocolate mix and combine with 8 ounces of hot water. Adjust to fit your tastes.