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Homemade Hot Cocoa Mix

Extraordinary Instant Hot Cocoa Mix

My mom used to make a mix for our family growing up and then I made for mine. It was good, but I have taken the base and kicked it up a notch or two and I think it is better than the expensive kinds you buy in the cans.  You can make it a dark chocolate or a more mild milk chocolate; depending on your taste. Serve with whipped cream, marshmallows, candy canes – whatever your heart desires. It’s homemade and EXTRAORDINARY!



Extraordinary Instant Hot Cocoa Mix


21 – 26 oz. container of Nestle instant chocolate milk powder mix

1 cup powdered sugar

15-16 oz. powdered non-dairy creamer, original flavor

5 cups dry powdered milk, do NOT combine with water

2 Tablespoons – 1/2 cup of dutch processed cocoa powder – the amount depends on how deep you like your chocolate flavor, a few Tablespoons for a mild hot chocolate, more for a darker chocolate flavor –  the better quality, the better your product.

2 – 3.56 oz. boxes of Hershey’s instant chocolate pudding  OR milk chocolate if you prefer a more mild chocolate flavored hot chocolate- dry, do not prepare pudding mix


Mix all the ingredients together in a large bowl, Extraordinary Instant Hot Cocoa Mix 2And blend until completely combined.Extraordinary Instant Hot Cocoa Mix 3

Store in tight sealing containers up to 6 months.

To serve, mix 1/4 -1/3 cup hot chocolate mix to 1 cup hot water to desired strength.Extraordinary Instant Hot Cocoa Mix 4

Carrie Groneman’s recipe, Copyright A Mother’s Shadow, 2016

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