Even when it’s not cold outside my son and husband drink plenty of hot chocolate. Every time I’d pick up a canister or box of hot chocolate mix, I’d tell myself, you need to make your own.
Making your own hot chocolate mix is easy and a lot less expensive than the prepackaged versions. Not to mention, when you control the ingredients, it’s easier to make a mix that meets your families needs.
I used to make my own hot chocolate mix when the kids were younger, so off to Pinterest I went to find a similar recipe to share.
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DIY Hot Chocolate Mix
This is an easy recipe and you can have a large quantity of hot chocolate mix ready to serve in less than five minutes. I usually make a triple batch of this recipe, store it in a large airtight container and just refill the mason jar as needed.
We were out most of today shoveling snow, so the hot chocolate mix took a beating and I already need to make a new batch to have on hand for next week.
Unsweetened cocoa, powdered milk and 10x sugar is all you need to make this sweet treat. Other recipes, recommend a bit of salt, but I don’t think that is necessary and skip that ingredient. You can also use granulated sugar in place of the confectioner’s sugar, but it doesn’t dissolve as smoothly when you prepare the hot chocolate.
All all of the ingredients to a quart size mason jar and shake well. Don’t forget to put the lid on BEFORE you start shaking. You could also pour all of the ingredients into a large bowl and stir with large spoon until well mixed.
If you want to double or triple the recipe, mix well and store in an airtight container.
Add two to three heaping tablespoons to a large mug and add eight ounces hot water. Stir well and enjoy!
Feel free to add marshmallows or whipped topping to your prepared cup of hot chocolate. My husband uses hot chocolate mix and adds it to his coffee to drink hot or cold. It gives the coffee a rich mocha flavor and even this non-coffee drinker enjoys the taste.
Do you make any of your own mixes? How about hot chocolate mix, is that something your family would enjoy?
DIY Hot Chocolate Mix Recipe
- 2/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
- 1 cup non-fat dry milk
- 1 cup 10x Sugar
- Mix all ingredients until well blended.
- Store in an airtight container.
- Add 2 to 3 Tablespoons of mix to 8 oz of hot water.
- Stir & enjoy.
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Thursday 29th of October 2020
What is 10x sugar? Surely not 10 times the other amounts? I'm an avid Baker (57 years) and have never heard this. I did see you mentioned that regular sugar could be used, so are you meaning icing or confectioners sugar? Maybe 10x is a USA term?
Sunday 7th of February 2021
@Meagen Brosius, It's simply the name that was used for that type of sugar back in the olden days and refers to the number of times it's processed to get the sugar crystals so fine (I just looked it up to explain to someone else).
Monday 9th of November 2020
Yes, 10X sugar is a common name for powdered or confectioners sugar. I'm not sure if it's the entire USA or not but it's what my grandmother, mother, and aunts have always called powdered sugar!
Monday 28th of September 2020
Is there a sugar free version of this recipe? I'm diabetic and can't eat powdered sugar. Thanks.
Sunday 7th of February 2021
@Donna Ruble, You could use sucralose (brand name: Splenda) because it's measured the same as sugar. I'm sure there are other sugar substitutes that work just as well, but Splenda is what I used most often when I was low-carbing to lose weight.
Tuesday 25th of June 2019
Sorry, I meant to say replace 1/2 cup of the powdered milk with 1/2 cup of powdered coffee creamer and add 1/4 cup of Malted Milk Powder. Oops.
Tuesday 25th of June 2019
For richer hot chocolate replace of the powdered milk with 1/2 cup of powdered coffee creamer and add 1/4 cup of Malted Milk Powder. Yum
Tuesday 29th of September 2020
Mom always added a large box of instant vanilla pudding mix, and cut back the sugar. Soooo super creamy!!
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