Best Homemade Hot Chocolate Mix

by Annie
Best Homemade Hot Chocolate Mix With Marshmallows

Best Homemade Hot Chocolate Mix is an easy recipe to make and a great DIY idea to warm you right up. A creamy cup of hot chocolate mix to simply and easily make your evening decadent and comfort.

A hot chocolate cocoa mix – a cosy hot cup that instantly warms you up in cold and dull days.

Yes, it is summer and we all like to drink cold, icy and refreshing cocktails. I can’t be opposite as I also adore a revitalizing lemonade or iced tea. However, my daughter is simply No 1 fan to the hot chocolate mix. Either winter or summer, she never finds an excuse to drink a cup of this sweet treat. Because she simply adores cocoa or chocolate mix I have decided to make it my own homemade recipe to assure that it is much healthier and of good ingredients.

So simple and easy that you won’t buy any cocoa powder or hot chocolate outside. 

Best Homemade Hot Chocolate MixOne cheap and great secret here lies in adding powdered milk. This powdered milk will make your cup of hot chocolate simply creamy, fluffy, and delicious. The sweet drink is simply yummy and nice. Some marshmallows topped over and you will serve a gorgeous and lovely hot mix. 

What I adore most about this drink is the way of making it in 2 minutes. The mixture is done in advance, so you can have it available anytime your child asks for it. I try to make a jar full of chocolate cocoa mixture to serve it anytime we all want. 

What is the difference between cocoa powder and hot chocolate mix?

Best Homemade Hot Chocolate Mix

Historically speaking the aroma of both of these drinks is simply irresistible. Such a lovely aroma that quickly transports you to childhood years. 

A cup of hot cocoa is made of cocoa powder, sugar and milk, while hot chocolate is usually made of melting chocolate mixed with either hot milk or simply hot water. 

But, for today I have mixed both of these ingredients to make it more delicious and aromatic. A flavorful cup of the hot chocolate mix is sometimes the remedy for a hard busy day.

Which cocoa powder is best for hot chocolate?

Here the list is endless. There are so many brands that you won’t go wrong with anyone as the result will be in a way the same. I always try to buy the best quality organic cocoa powder to serve the best cup of hot chocolate mix, but you can go for anyone you have available. 

However, I can suggest some ideas: 

Anthony’s Organic Cocoa Powder, HERSHEY’S Natural Unsweetened Cocoa, Droste Cocoa Powder, Superwell Organic Cocoa Powder, and others. It is at your discretion to choose whatever you like or have available. 

Best Homemade Hot Chocolate Mix

Which is healthier cacao or cocoa?

Cacao or cocoa – both of them are great, it depends on your budget and preference. 

Cacao is high in fibers, vitamins and costs much more than cocoa powder. Cocoa powder is also high in nutritious but costs less and if speaking about a hot drink mixed with good quality chocolate then the reason to buy more expensive cacao isn’t the response. Okay, everybody has the chance to choose what type of hot chocolate cocoa mix wants to serve. For me, cocoa powder is always a great and good option. 

How to make hot chocolate cocoa mix?

Best Homemade Hot Chocolate Mix Ingredients

You won’t believe how quickly you can make a homemade cup of hot chocolate. You will need only a few ingredients and I don’t see any reason not making it right away.  

The ingredients:

  • Powdered sugar
  • Good quality unsweetened Cocoa Powder
  • Powdered milk
  • A mix of white and milk chocolate bars
  • Marshmallows for decoration

Best Homemade Hot Chocolate Mix

The instruction of making homemade hot chocolate mix is easy as it sounds. Not too much mess, effort, and special techniques are required.

I have used ½ of dark and ½ of white chocolate. I have mixed them in a hand blender to obtain a mixture looking like flour. See the image above. 

In a mixing bowl, I whisked the chocolate mixture, powdered sugar, and cocoa powder. 

Add the dry milk powder or hot milk. For today I have added some powdered milk with one cup of hot milk. 

Best Homemade Hot Chocolate MixMix all the ingredients so that they quickly and perfectly incorporate, as well as to avoid lumps. 

This recipe is very versatile as you can add hot milk, hot water, or powdered milk. 

SO simple to make and so delicious to enjoy it.  

Best Homemade Hot Chocolate Mix

Best Homemade Hot Chocolate Mix

Best Homemade Hot Chocolate Mix

Best Homemade Hot Chocolate Mix is an easy recipe to make and a great DIY idea to warm you right up. A creamy cup of hot chocolate mix to simply and easily make your evening decadent and comfort.
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Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Course Drinks
Cuisine American
Servings 3
Calories 888 kcal


  • Bowl
  • hand blender


  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 2 cups unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 2 cups powdered milk
  • 3.5 oz white chocolate
  • 3.5 oz black with milk chocolate
  • marshmallows


  • In a bowl whisk together powdered sugar with cocoa powder to avoid any lumps.
  • Take a hand blender and blend well the chocolate bars so that your mixture looks like flour.
  • Add the blended chocolate and dry milk powder to the bowl. Add some hot milk and whisk everything until all the ingredients have mixed well.
  • Pour to your cups and top some marshmallows.


Calories: 888kcalCarbohydrates: 125gProtein: 36gFat: 41gSaturated Fat: 25gCholesterol: 90mgSodium: 359mgPotassium: 2103mgFiber: 19gSugar: 92gVitamin A: 797IUVitamin C: 7mgCalcium: 917mgIron: 8mg
Keyword Best Homemade Hot Chocolate Mix, Hot Chocolate Mix, Hot Chocolate Mix Recipe
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