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This rich and creamy Homemade Hot Chocolate Mix Recipe is better than store bought and great for gift giving too!
Homemade Hot Chocolate Mix Recipe – SO GOOD!
With only 4 ingredients you'll be asking yourself why you haven't made a Homemade Hot Chocolate Mix Recipe before. I've been making this recipe for my family and for gift giving for over 30 years so believe me when I say it's a tried and true recipe. 🙂
Ingredients needed for Hot Chocolate Mix:
- nestle nesquik
- original coffee creamer
- powdered sugar
- non-fat dry milk
How to make a Homemade hot chocolate mix
This couldn't be easier. Grab a huge (and, I mean ginormous bowl). Dump the Nesquik, non-fat dry milk, coffee creamer and powdered sugar into your large bowl. Then, stir and stir and stir some more until all the ingredients are very well combined.
How to store hot cocoa mix
After you have it all mixed up go ahead and scoop it out into several different containers.
Hint! Don't throw away the Nesquik or coffee creamer containers. These work great to store the mixture.
How do you make a delicious cup of cocoa with this homemade mix recipe?
When you're ready for a steaming cup, pour about 3 – 4 tablespoons hot chocolate mix in a mug and stir in 8 – 10 ounces of steaming hot water. Top with whipped cream, mini marshmallows and sprinkles, if desired.
Thesee make a perfect gift!
If I'm going to gift these to someone, I like to use pint size mason jars. You can either fill the whole jar with hot chocolate mix or alternate a bit of the mix and a few mini marshmallows. Tie on a cute ribbon with a sweet tag giving instructions on how to serve and you have the perfect gift for anyone on your list. 🙂 You could also make some homemade hot chocolate bombs to give along with the mix – how fun!
This recipe makes 10-12 pint size jars or about 6 quart size jars.
Homemade Hot Chocolate Mix Recipe
- 38 oz carton Nestle Nesquik
- 8 quart pkg non-fat dry milk
- 16 oz carton coffee creamer
- 1 lb pkg powdered sugar
- In a very large bowl combine all ingredients until mixed well.
- Store in airtight containers.
- When ready to use, add 3-4 tablespoons hot chocolate mix to 8-10 ounces boiling water.
- Top with whipped cream, mini marshmallows and sprinkles, if desired.
I keep hot cocoa mix in my pantry all year long. If you're like me and like to make other homemade pantry staples, you'll want to give some of these a try!
Here are some other make at home staples you might like:
- Homemade Yellow Cake Mix
- Homemade Barbecue Sauce
- Dry Rub Recipe
- Homemade Brownie Mix
- Homemade Taco Seasoning
- Homemade Cream Soup Substitute
- Homemade Bisquick Mix
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Makalie Jorgensen says
First of all, I must say that my sister has been following you for 2 years. I’ve been intrigued, but this is the first recipe I’ve tried. I put it into 4oz. food safe containers that I got from Michael’s and bought the Avery 2” labels for on top with the instructions. They are a HUGE hit!
Side note: My husband and I wanted an early winter wedding, but everything was booked. So we settled on a late fall wedding. If I would’ve gotten a winter wedding this would’ve been amazing to set at each place setting! You are amazing and I cannot wait to continue discovering!
That means so much to us Makalie ~ super glad it was a hit! And great idea for a winter wedding ~ love that!
Just came back yet again to mix up a batch of Hot Cocoa Mix! It’s the very beginning of 4-H season here in Ohio and I’m going to send all of our 4-H families home with a jar or 2 with some marshmallows either welcoming them to their start in 4-H or welcoming them back! Thank you yet again!
Bridgett - PPP Team says
What a cute idea!
Kathy Eckermann says
Do you have a diabetic recipe for hot cocoa? My husband loves it but cant have the sugar.
Bridgett - PPP Team says
This isn’t our recipe but here’s one you might can try! If you do, let us know how it turns out! 🙂 https://www.allrecipes.com/recipe/277753/sugar-free-hot-chocolate-mix/
I make this for our Christmas tree farm and get rave reviews! Mini marshmallows and mini candy canes or red hots added are a huge hit.
How fun Beth ~ love that! 🙂
Those adorable little jars with the sprinkles & mini marshmallows in them. Did you make the labels or are the jars available?
Phoebe - PPP Team says
The Target One Spot used to have them. You might also check Michael’s. If you can’t find any with labels, you could use a chalkboard sticker. Hope that helps!
I want to make this, but my brain hurts trying to convert 8 oz of dry milk when my store sells it in 9.6 oz containers. Help?
I mean 8 quarts, not ounces of dry milk.
Phoebe - PPP Team says
The recipe uses about 25.6 ounces of dry milk powder (it makes 8 quarts of milk). So, if you can only get the 9.6 ounce containers you would need 2 1/3 packages. I hope that helps!
I have made this for years, but have also tried the different flavored dry creamers. We really like the French Vanilla, but they are all good. Ones I have tried, Hazelnut, Irish Creme, Chocolate Creme, and French Vanilla. Makes a nice change, especially for gifts. I bet the Vanilla Caramel is good!
Thanks a bunch for the tip Janice ~ those other flavors sound super yummy too! 🙂
Marilyn PAtterson says
I own a hot cocoa mixer…it foams after it mixes…a small electric wand would I the same…
Good to know Marilyn ~ thanks for the tip! 🙂
Peggy Sue Gilliam says
I have made this for years and I give Christmas tubs full to my grandchildren. They say it’s the one gift they like the most!
SO glad to hear it’s a hit with your grandchildren Peggy Sue! 🙂
I made this both to gift & to keep! It was really a hit!!
How many servings will this mix make?
Cheree Cheatham says
Lorilee, I don’t know exactly but the whole batch makes about 6 quart size mason jars. Hope that helps!
It calls for 8 quarts non fat dry milk?
Sherri S says
For clarification , add the nesquick to the mix then when making the drink, add 4-5 more Tbls of nesquick?
No when making a cup of hot cocoa add 3-4 tablespoons of the mix to hot water
Karen Bowling says
My Mama used to make this when we were kids. After you mix everything up, then use 4 or 5 tablespoons of the mix to make your mug of hot chocolate – don’t add more Nesquick. We always loved it. I think I’ll make some now, too!!!