Homemade Hot Chocolate Mix
Ditch the storebought hot chocolate mix! This super easy homemade hot chocolate mix is rich, creamy, and makes some of the best hot chocolate ever!
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, if I’m being honest.
The Reason White Chocolate Works
But white chocolate works in this homemade hot chocolate mix, because when finely ground with the other ingredients, it adds a fantastic creaminess to the hot chocolate.
The Dry Mix is Easy to Make
Making this homemade hot chocolate mix is as easy as throwing everything into a food processor and letting it blend until well combined (and the chocolate is finely chopped).
The key is to get the white chocolate processed as finely as possible. It’s hard to do this by hand, so a food processor or high-powered blender will really help speed up the simple process.
How to Make a Cup of Hot Chocolate
Here’s how to use the mix:
Add 1/3 cup of the cocoa mix to a mug and pour in 1 cup of hot milk or almond milk. Whisk until well-combined and the hot chocolate mix is thoroughly dissolved. Top with whipped cream and/or marshmallows.
This mix works best with milk (dairy or non-dairy milk). Water can work in a pinch, but the hot chocolate isn’t nearly as creamy, and it lacks depth and flavor.
This homemade hot chocolate mix, packaged in a jar or cellophane bag, continues to be one of our favorite holiday gifts to give to teachers, neighbors, and friends.
I’ve heard from so many people over the years that it makes the best hot chocolate they’ve ever had!
FAQs for Homemade Hot Chocolate Mix
Its about 9 ounces of white chocolate.
It makes 20 cups of hot chocolate give or take.
It can stay in the freezer for several months and about 2-3 weeks at room temperature in the pantry.
The food processor is really to grind up the white chocolate into powder, so if you have a blender to grind up the white chocolate, you can just use that.
The Best Homemade Hot Chocolate Mix
- 3 cups (405 g) dry nonfat or whole milk powder (see note)
- 2 cups (228 g) powdered sugar
- 1 ½ cups (128 g) cocoa powder, dutch-process or natural unsweetened (see note)
- 1 ½ cups (255 g) finely chopped white chocolate or white chocolate chips (see note)
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- 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. (If your food processor is large enough, ditch using an extra bowl and throw all the ingredients in the food processor at once.)
- To make hot cocoa, put 1/3 cup of the cocoa mix in a mug and stir in 1 cup of hot milk or almond milk (water works ok but the hot chocolate isn’t as creamy or flavorful). Top with whipped cream or miniature marshmallows, if desired.