Homemade Hot Chocolate Mix

Homemade Hot Chocolate Mix

I’ve examined my life {scary} and when I think of being an expert on certain subjects, I could probably claim to be an expert on raising boys since I have four of them, but every day I’m left with the feeling that, yep, I have no idea what I’m doing.

So scratch being an expert on that.

I might be able to claim to be an expert on food, but that would only be because I like to eat it, considering the number of epic failures I have in the kitchen on a regular basis.

So, again, definitely not a resident expert on food.

However, I can confidently say that I am definitely, certainly, 100% an expert on hot chocolate.

I drink a mugful of the delicious drink every day, at least, and I am very, very particular about the kind that I like (has to be deep, dark chocolate, for one).

I’ve tried making homemade hot chocolate mix several times but have been seriously underwhelmed. Until now.

I made this mix for teacher gifts this year (packaged in a Christmas-red mug with an instructional tag) and of course in the name of quality control, I had to sample the hot chocolate myself.

It is incredible – really, incredible! Creamy, rich, and extremely delicious.

Homemade Hot Chocolate Mix

I can honestly say that this homemade mix is easily as good or better than the kind I buy at the store for my own personal enjoyment.

I think the secret is the addition of white chocolate, of which I’m not a huge fan on it’s own, because when finely ground with the other ingredients, it adds a fantastic creaminess to the hot chocolate.

A perfect gift for this season or simply for your own love of hot chocolate, this homemade mix recipe is definitely one to hang on to.

Homemade Hot Chocolate Mix

The Best Homemade Hot Chocolate Mix

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Ingredients:

  • 3 cups dry nonfat or whole milk powder
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 1/2 cups cocoa powder, dutch-process or natural unsweetened
  • 1 1/2 cups white chocolate chips or finely chopped white chocolate
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

Directions:

  1. Whisk together all ingredients in a large bowl. Working in two (or more) batches, depending on the size of your food processor, pulse the ingredients in a food processor until the chocolate is finely ground. Store the dry mix in an airtight container for up to 3 months.
  2. To make hot cocoa, put 1/3 cup of the cocoa mix in a mug and stir in 1 cup of hot milk. Top with whipped cream or miniature marshmallows, if desired.

Notes:

My favorite dry milk powder is a whole milk kind I get on Amazon here, but I also use nonfat dry milk powder when I’m out of whole milk powder (favorite brands are Bob’s Red Mill or Carnation).

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Recipe Source: from Brown Eyed Baker, originally from Cook’s Country