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Our Homemade Hot Chocolate Mix is made with just three ingredients you probably have on hand in your kitchen pantry.Looking for a fun (and delicious) homemade gift idea this holiday season? How about mixing up a batch of this easy Homemade Hot Chocolate Mix! It’s made with just three ingredients – and you can pack it up in pretty jars for gift-giving, along with a bag of mini marshmallows, and these cute marshmallow mugs. (Affiliate link) Or, keep some of this cocoa mix on hand for when the craving strikes for a chocolatey cup of hot chocolate!
How do you make Homemade Hot Chocolate Mix?All you need is some confectioner’s sugar, unsweetened cocoa powder (ideally Dutch-processed cocoa), and powdered milk. Simply whisk together in a bowl, then spoon it into air-tight jars for storage.
What is Dutch-Processed Cocoa?Dutch-processed cocoa powder is made from cocoa beans that have been washed with an alkaline solution before they are ground into cocoa powder. The alkaline solution neutralizes the natural acidity of the cocoa beans, and it gives the cocoa powder a darker color and a milder, smoother chocolate flavor. We recommend Rhodelle’s Dutch-processed cocoa powder for this recipe. While you can make this Homemade Hot Chocolate Mix with natural cocoa powder such as Hershey’s Cocoa, the Dutch-processed cocoa really makes a noticeable difference in the hot chocolate.
How do you use this Homemade Hot Chocolate Mix?To make a cup of hot chocolate, add ¼ cup of this Homemade Hot Chocolate Mix to eight-ounces (1 fluid cup) of hot water. Or – if you really want a creamy and luxurious cup of cocoa, use half hot water and half hot milk. Add mini-marshmallows to your cup if you’d like.
Where can I find those cute marshmallow cups in the photos?You can buy them via the affiliate link below: Our jars were purchased at HomeGoods. You may enjoy these other gift ideas:
2 cups confectioner’s sugar
1 cup unsweetened Dutch processed cocoa – we recommend Rhodelle (affiliate link)
3 cups powdered milk
In a large bowl, combine all ingredients together with a whisk, blending well.
Pour into jars with lids for storage and/or gift giving.
To make a cup of cocoa, add ¼ cup of this Homemade Hot Chocolate Mix to 8 ounces of hot water*. Stir to combine. *If you want an extra creamy cup of hot chocolate, you can swap in some hot milk for half the water.
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