Homemade Hot Cocoa Mix

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Serves: 6-8 | Total Time: 5 Minutes

I love winter in Wisconsin, even if it can drag on for what seems like half the year.

Well, if you judge a season by the weather, winter here IS half the year! If we get snow in October and it doesn’t melt until April, that is 6 months. There are years where the cold and ice can linger even longer…. so you gotta just make the best of it.

Like an excuse to have homemade hot chocolate. (Do we need an excuse?)

Having homemade instant hot cocoa powder in the house is a must when living in the Wisconsin countryside. Getting out to the store may not always be easy (those slippery roads, you know), nor may it be fun if the wind is blowing the single digit temps below zero. If it takes longer to warm up your car than it does to drive to the store… it’s probably better to stay home, right?

Around here, it isn’t just a question of “got milk?” We also ask, “got hot cocoa mix?” Even better is “got homemade hot cocoa mix in a jar?” Let’s face it, weird ingredients have no place our mugs, and preservatives are not needed for something made entirely of dry ingredients. (Imagine that!)

You can store this homemade instant cocoa mix in an airtight jar for weeks, or even months. If you don’t have chai tea latte powder on hand, you want to go and get some because that little addition makes all the difference for this recipe – it dials up the flavor from simply standard to oh, YEAH! (If you can’t find it at your local grocery store, it is easy enough to order online.) Plus, the flavor really goes well in my Hygge Hot Cocoa recipe (complete with a video with some of my own tips on how to hygge).

I made this short little video to show how easy it is to put together this hot cocoa mix. Are you inspired? You’ll be so happy to have it ready when that next snowstorm (or monsoon, ice storm, soaking rain, sub-zero polar vortex) strikes… just add hot water or milk and relax for a while. You can’t do much until the weather clears anyway… why not enjoy it for a spell?


Homemade Hot Cocoa Mix

Total Time: 5 Minutes

INGREDIENTS:

  • 1/2 cup confectioner’s sugar
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/2 cup milk powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon chai tea latte mix
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt

RECIPE DIRECTIONS:

1. Add all 5 ingredients to a pint-sized glass jar. Put the lid on tightly and shake everything until well combined.

Hot Cocoa Mix Recipe

2. To serve, add 4-5 tablespoons to a heat-proof mug. Add 1 cup of steaming water, milk, or a combination of water and milk. Whisk until all of the powder is dissolved and enjoy!

How To Make Hot Cocoa Mix

Homemade Hot Cocoa Recipe

Homemade Hot Cocoa Mix

You can never go wrong with homemade hot cocoa mix in a jar. When the next snowstorm hits, don't be snowed in without this favorite cold weather staple. Learning how to make homemade hot chocolate is easy and you will know exactly what is in it, too… (no weird chemicals!) This homemade instant cocoa mix recipe uses only 5 ingredients, takes only 5 minutes to put together, and it can be stored for weeks. When you are ready for a mug, just add hot milk to a few heaping tablespoons and stir.
Total Time5 mins
Course: Drinks
Keyword: cocoa mix in a jar, dark hot chocolate mix recipe, homemade hot chocolate, homemade hot chocolate mix, homemade hot cocoa, homemade hot cocoa mix, homemade instant cocoa mix
Servings: 6 Mugs
Calories: 90kcal

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup confectioner's sugar
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/2 cup milk powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon chai tea latte mix
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt

Instructions

  • Add all 5 ingredients to a pint-sized glass jar. Put the lid on tightly and shake everything until well combined.
  • To serve, add 4-5 tablespoons to a heat-proof mug. Add 1 cup of steaming water, milk, or a combination of water and milk. Whisk until all of the powder is dissolved and enjoy!
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