You only need three ingredients to make this sweet Homemade Hot Chocolate Mix. Keep on hand for whenever your sweet tooth strikes – you can make a single mug or enough for the whole family.
Homemade hot chocolate mix is a must-have in my kitchen cabinet. It’s so easy to scoop out a serving for yourself – or a make larger batch for a crowd.
Better yet – you don’t have to rely on pre-packaged store bought hot chocolate. Instead, you can spoon out exactly the amount you need to match the amount of milk you’re using. Or, make your hot chocolate extra chocolate-y and sweet with an extra spoonful.
Wondering what to pair with your mug of hot chocolate? How about some Dark Chocolate Hot Cocoa Cookies, if you’re looking to create a theme.
I love these Chocolate Chip Shortbread Cookie Dippers. Not only are the cookies buttery and delicious, but they’re the perfect shape to dip into your hot cocoa.
Plus, when making your own, you’ll know exactly what’s in your hot chocolate mix. You only need three ingredients, which can be shaken up in a 16 ounce mason jar. Less work and mess! This method makes a quick and easy gift, too.
Occasionally, I like to add a pinch of cinnamon to my hot chocolate mix. This is especially nice during the holidays. It adds a little warmth and spice, without overpowering the chocolate flavor.
Feel free to make this mix with regular or dutch process cocoa powder. Keep in mind, dutch process cocoa powder is darker. Your mix will look grey, instead of a light brown. In my opinion, you can’t go wrong either way.
Homemade Hot Chocolate Mix
- 1 cup confectioner's sugar
- 1/2 cup cocoa powder
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon optional
- In a bowl, add all ingredients and stir to combine. Store in an airtight container until ready to use. Optionally, add all ingredients to a 16 ounce mason jar, seal, and shake to combine.
- To prepare hot chocolate: Add two tablespoons of hot chocolate mix to 8 ounces of hot milk (keep in mind, the average coffee mug is 12 ounces). Stir thoroughly until dissolved.
- Optionally, top prepared hot chocolate with marshmallows, whipped cream, shaved chocolate, or cinnamon.
- The average coffee mug holds 12 ounces of liquid. Keep this in mind, you may need to add 3 tablespoons of hot chocolate mix to a coffee mug filled with hot milk.
- This recipe cannot be made with water. Store bought hot chocolate mixes also contain a dried milk powder, which allows them to be mixed with water. This recipe does not, and needs to be mixed with milk.