Homemade hot chocolate mix

As I mentioned in a previous post, I wanted to make homemade hot chocolate mix to give away for Valentine’s Day.  I was debating whether to use the recipe from Brown Eyed Baker or Alton Brown. After taking a look at the ingredients, I went with Brown Eyed Baker since her mix contains white chocolate chips, which I am a fan of.

The hot chocolate mix was extremely easy to put together.  I ended up using the “liquify” speed on my blender and all the ingredients were chopped very finely.  I put 1/3 cup of the hot chocolate mix into individual bags and also included two homemade marshmallows. Then I printed little tags with the instructions and tied everything together with a pink ribbon. I think they turned out pretty cute, don’t you?

Word on the street is that the hot chocolate was awesome (as were the marshmallows). Unfortunately, I didn’t save any for myself, so I will need to mix up a batch for us to try soon!

Homemade hot chocolate mix

Forget the pre-packaged kinds you can buy at the grocery store. Make your own homemade hot chocolate to enjoy yourself or gift to friends.
Prep Time5 minutes
Total Time5 minutes
Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Drinks
Servings: 12
Author: Eva Bakes


  • 3 cups nonfat dry milk powder
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 and ½ cups cocoa powder Dutch-processed preferred; I used Hershey's dark
  • 1 and ½ cups white chocolate chips or chopped white chocolate
  • ¼ teaspoon salt


  • Whisk together all ingredients in a large bowl. Working in two batches, pulse the ingredients in a food processor until the chocolate is finely ground. Store in an airtight container for up to 3 months.
  • To make hot cocoa, put 1/3 cup of the cocoa mix in a mug and stir in 1 cup of hot milk. Top with whipped cream or miniature marshmallows.



  1. Dark Chocolate
    February 22, 2012 / 8:50 am

    Hot Chocolate very delicious and yummy…

  2. Georgia | The Comfort of Cooking
    February 22, 2012 / 5:24 pm

    What a sweet gift idea Eva! Love this.

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