Thursday, December 6, 2012

Homemade Hot Cocoa Mix

When I was growing up my mom would always have a bucket of homemade hot cocoa mix. My kids go through hot chocolate like crazy. They always want it when they get home from school. So I decided to use up some of my dry milk from my food storage and make some. 

You could package it up cute and you have a quick gift for a lot of people. 

Here's what you need. The marshmallow bits are optional. I got them for the kids. I didn't add them into the mix, but just let them sprinkle some in when they make a cup. I prefer regular marshmallows myself.
Basically you mix all the ingredients in a large bowl. Then store in an air tight container. An ice cream bucket fits almost all of it. I ended up adding about a cup more powdered sugar and nesquik to accomodate my sweet tooth.


In all honesty, I don't think that you save any money by making it yourself. If I didn't have dry milk that needed to be used up, I probably wouldn't have made it. But it's tasty, makes a LOT and, I'm hoping it will last through the winter.

Homemade Hot Cocoa Mix

Homemade Hot Cocoa Mix

prep time: 15 Mcook time: total time: 15 M
Mix up a big batch of this hot cocoa mix for those cold winter months.


  • 1 c. coffee creamer
  • 10 c. powdered milk
  • 4 c. Nesquik
  • 2/3 c. powdered sugar
  • 1 box instant chocolate pudding mix
  • marshmallow bits, optional


How to cook Homemade Hot Cocoa Mix

  1. Mix all ingredients until well combined. 
  2. To use: Mix together 1/3 cup of the mix to 1 cup of hot water. 
  3. Store in air tight container. An ice cream bucket will hold most of it.
Nutrition information is generated automatically and is not guaranteed to be correct.
homemade hot cocoa mix
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  1. I LOVE how you packages this...beautiful

  2. Yum!! I loooove hot chocolate! And yes, that would be a sweet gift!

    Hi! It's Jilly

  3. I've never heard of pudding in the mix. I bet that's so yummy! Pinning. Thanks for linking up at One Creative Weekend!

  4. Great idea.. I am totally going to do this for xmas gifts. Thanks
    Found you on Shine on Friday

  5. Found you through Feature Friday. I love this Idea. I also love how you were honest about the price.

  6. This is awesome Rachel! Definitely trying this one:)


    1. P.S. I featured this post in my 15 Homemade Gift Ideas Round-Up!

  7. Hi! This looks So yummy! Just stopped by to let you know that this is being featured in my Christmas roundup...Its a big party, so make sure to stop by tomorrow morning when the link goes live!