Homemade Hot Chocolate Mix

by Merissa on December 6, 2010

in Recipes

I love a good hot chocolate on a cold blowy, snowy day. Sometimes I can get it free with coupons like I did this week but the ingredients in store boughten hot chocolate can be a little scary! Plus a little store boughten packet of hot chocolate in a gift basket doesn't really look the best. Here is my little recipe for hot chocolate and a few ideas on how to wrap it up to make a cute Christmas gift! I know the quality on this video isn't the best, my camera died today so Santa please bring me a video camera! Oh and FYI you will learn in this video that I am awful at measuring things. To write down my recipes for you guys is one of the hardest jobs I have!
If you can't see the video go HERE.

Hot Chocolate Recipe
What you need:
  • 11 c. powdered milk
  • 1 c. powdered sugar
  • 11 oz. powdered creamer
  • 4 c. chocolate drink mix(like NesQuik)
  • 4 T. unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 box pudding mix(any flavor!)
Mix all ingredients together until blended. I didn't put an amount on how much you should mix with a glass of warm water or milk because I think that all depends on the individual! I happen to like mine nice and chocolatey:)
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1 mmarly88 December 6, 2010 at 10:24 pm

2 or 4 c of powered drink mix??? vid says 4 and recipe says 2? Thanks lady (PS dont need to post comment & answer, just fix the recipe if needed and ill go off that : )


2 Merissa December 21, 2011 at 8:07 am



3 Shirley March 1, 2011 at 7:25 pm

This is your best post yet!


4 Debbie December 17, 2011 at 6:09 pm

Just made this tonight to give away and to keep some. Oh yum!! thank you so easy!


5 Mary P January 19, 2012 at 2:06 pm

Merissa, I have a killer hot cocoa mix thats different…. it doesnt start with anything like qui , it uses ingredients I can afford and usually have on hand. Cocoa and a secret ingredient ( LOL ) that makes all the difference. If you would like the recipe let me know


6 Merissa January 19, 2012 at 3:07 pm
7 Kristie December 17, 2012 at 4:51 pm
8 Julie August 18, 2014 at 11:55 am
9 Mary P January 21, 2012 at 11:26 pm

Ok, just sent it, hope you love it as much as we do !


10 Mary P January 22, 2012 at 12:36 am

ok, so now , looking back at your post again, I see your version also calls for the pudding ! And yours uses powdered sugar where mine uses only regular. So maybe not so different , although I still like the idea of NOT buying powdered drink mix and then adding the sweetness of powdered sugar and others to it,lol. Oh well, different strokes for different folks but hope you like its’ taste and considerably lower cost factor.


11 Kathy Burr January 22, 2012 at 10:54 pm

Well, I made the Hot Cocoa Mix & the Chocolate dipped marshmallow pops. What a hit they where, even with adults… lol!!! I posted a picture on my Christmas 2011 pics. Also, made the chocolate dipped pb cookies, too. Had so many… Hey, where’s mine??? LOL!!! 🙂 I accidentally deleted the cookie pics tho… 🙁


12 Kathy Burr January 22, 2012 at 10:59 pm

Don’t hold out on the recipe ladies!! lol


13 Sharon P October 4, 2012 at 6:16 am

Found you off of pinterest.. love all of your recipes, and tips!.. Just wondering though, with the pudding mix that you use in this. Is it instant, or cooked??


14 Merissa October 4, 2012 at 9:47 am



15 Kristie December 17, 2012 at 4:53 pm

Your hot cocoa mix sounds yummy! I’ve never heard of using pudding in the mix before! 🙂


16 Debbie December 29, 2012 at 2:53 pm

OK, am addicted to this. Made one batch after thanksgiving. OMG just love it. so am almost out so just made another batch. Thanks so much… My hubby and I love this way to much..


17 Merissa December 30, 2012 at 10:48 am

So glad you are enjoying it!


18 Joslyn January 25, 2014 at 2:56 pm

I just wish this were a true “all natural” recipe. NesQuik and boxed pudding mixes is the last thing I want to buy to put in any food for my family. You might as well buy the most processed crap you can find and stick it in a glass. I really don’t see how this is any different than just buying a hot chocolate mix from the store.


19 Merissa January 25, 2014 at 2:58 pm

This is an old recipe that we posted before we made real foods. I encourage you to check out the real food version here: Real Food Hot Chocolate Mix.


20 Brenda February 18, 2014 at 9:29 pm

I just wanted to say that I think the recipe is great. I try really hard to feed my family good homemade wholesome food. Lets get real tho, I mean sometimes we want something sweet! I think that the lady that posted that you might as well buy store boughten crap is going a little over board. My husband and I are raising our Grandson who is ADHD, he has made great strides with dietary changes. Quincy, my grandson is 9 years old. We have removed as much processed food from his diet as we possibly can. He eats whole grains, yogurt, lots of protein, fruits, raw veggies, seeds and nuts. Quincy likes his diet and rarely complains, but lets face it, sometimes a kid just wants to be a kid! I mean moderation in all things right! Nice recipe, we will be trying it! Thanks


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