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Homemade Hot Chocolate Mix

Homemade Hot Chocolate Mix paired with marshmallows and a mug makes a great gift for a teacher, coworker, neighbor, or friend.  Free printable gift tags included!

One of my favorite winter treats is hot cocoa.  I worked at a church camp as a teen, and they had the best homemade hot chocolate mix ever.  I’ve tried many other mixes, and just never found one as delicious, so I was thrilled when I recently got my hands on the recipe.

In typical recipe fashion, this particular recipe didn’t make a whole lot of sense.  Some things were measured in weights, some in volume (but using ounces), and some using the old measurements that containers used to come in.  So, I’ve messed around with the recipe, trying to get it into an easier to make format, using current measurements.

While this mix does use Nestle Nesquick and dry coffee creamer, you can make your own, or buy them from the store, it’s completely up to you, and how homemade you want to make this. Keep scrolling to get to the Homemade Hot Chocolate Mix recipe, or use the jump to recipe button at the top of the page to get there more quickly!

Pair Homemade Hot Chocolate Mix with Homemade Marshmallows If you want free printable gift tags to attach to your hot chocolate mix, feel free to use these!  I printed them out on cardstock, and use jute or ribbon to attach them to the containers of hot chocolate mix.  I bought cute containers from Dollar Tree and put homemade marshmallows in them to go along with the hot chocolate mix we gave away last year. 

Homemade Hot Chocolate Mix paired with marshmallows and a mug makes a great gift for a teacher, coworker, neighbor, or friend.  Free printable gift tags included!

If you’ve never made homemade marshmallows, you’re going to be shocked at how easy they are, and how much tastier they are than store bought.  Kerry has made a bunch of fun varieties for you to try, like these gingerbread marshmallows, peppermint marshmallows, mocha marshmallows, and confetti marshmallows.

Print out these fun gift tags to go along with your hot chocolate mix!

Welcome back to year 6 of our Festive Christmas Event where we team up with a bunch of talented blogging friends to bring you a plethora of creative ways to celebrate your holiday season.
Welcome back to year 6 of our Festive Christmas Event where we team up with a bunch of talented blogging friends to bring you a plethora of creative ways to celebrate your holiday season.

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Yield: 8 pints

Homemade Hot Chocolate Mix

Homemade Hot Chocolate Mix

Homemade Hot Chocolate Mix paired with marshmallows and a mug makes a great gift for a teacher, coworker, neighbor, or friend.  Free printable gift tags included!

Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes

Ingredients

  • 5 cups powdered milk
  • 20.1 oz Nesquick (5 cups if using homemade)
  • 2 cups dry coffee creamer
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 cup cocoa

Instructions

  1. In a large container (I used a stock pot), combine all ingredients and stir very well.
  2. Divide into 4 quart or 8 pint jars.
  3. To use, mix 3 tablespoons of hot chocolate mix into an 8 ounce mug of hot water.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

85

Serving Size:

3 Tablespoons

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 63Total Fat: 1gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 1mgSodium: 36mgCarbohydrates: 12gFiber: 0gSugar: 10gProtein: 2g

The nutritional information provided here is not guaranteed to be accurate and is provided for informational (and google) purposes only.

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Alexandra

Friday 27th of November 2020

Mmm! I love hot chocolate! Never thought to try making it myself, but I might need to now.

Cherryl Ehlenburg

Sunday 22nd of November 2020

I love gifts like this! I made some for a craft show, and they sold like hot cakes!

Emily

Thursday 12th of November 2020

We have a Christmas eve party every year for my church family and we all exchange food gifts, this would be great for that (if we have it this year)

Marie | Craft Rocker

Wednesday 28th of October 2020

We love hot chocolate and with 3 kiddos, we go through a lot. This would be such a great gift for us.

Tania

Tuesday 27th of October 2020

I love hot chocolate and your recipe sounds great! The tags are adorable too!

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