Homemade Instant Hot Chocolate

With temperatures dropping into the teens this week it presented the prefect opportunity for me to make a batch of my mums hot chocolate. In my opinion on a frigid day nothing is better than coming in and warming up with a cup of hot cocoa. I recommend adding a candy cane for the best peppermint cocoa you’ve ever had.

Instant Hot Cocoa
8 ½ cups (25.6 ounces) nonfat dry milk
1 ½ cups (6 ounce jar) nonfat coffee creamier
3 cups (16 ounce package) instant chocolate mix for milk (I use Nesquik)
1 ½ cups powdered sugar

1. Mix all of the above ingredients togther, and store in an airtight container.

To Make: In a mug add ½ cup of mix to 8 ounces of boiling water; stir. I like to add a candy cane and marshmallows.

Yields: 16 cups or 32 servings


  1. This is good to know! I always get sad whenever I run out of mix, and now this will solve all my problems! haha

  2. My daughter LOVES hot chocolate (we live in Northern Indiana) and this post is perfect for us this time of year. I will definately try this out. Thanks!

  3. Yum! Hot chocolate sounds delish today. Might be making a stop on the way to work! :)

  4. MMMM I made some homemade hot chocolate mix this winter and it was amazing.

  5. Yum, I could go for this right now.

  6. Yum! I will have to keep this so I can start making my own

  7. Excellent idea! I love hot chocolate on a cold winter evening:)

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