Monday, January 19, 2015

Homemade Hot Cocoa Mix

Homemade Cocoa Mix | Cooking on the Front Burner

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I'm taking a little break from the healthier options I've been sharing lately to bring you this Homemade Cocoa Mix.  Perhaps today the kiddos are home from school for Martin Luther King day, playing outside (well at least for my northern friends) and will need to warm up.   Making your own mix is easy to do and this one is kicked up a notch with finely ground white chocolate.

I'm known to drink my cocoa too!  Sometimes when I can't fall asleep, I'll make myself a small serving with some nice warm milk.  Then I go to bed and count sheep - kidding - but a drink of cocoa tends me make me sleepy.

Homemade Hot Cocoa Mix

by Cooking on the Front Burner
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Yield about 5 cups
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 1/4 cups unsweetened dutch processed cocoa (or regular unsweetened)
  • 2 1/2 cups powdered milk
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp cornstarch
  • 4 oz white chocolate
  1. Mix all ingredients in a food processor and process until the white chocolate is finely chopped
  2. Store in an air-tight container (Keeps about 2 weeks)
  3. Heat up 6 ounces of milk and add 2-3 heaping tablespoons of mix
  4. Top with marshmallows if desired
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What do you think of the pink marshmallows?  I found them a couple weeks ago on clearance and they are peppermint flavor!  They compliment the cocoa perfectly. 

Keep warm folks or pretend you want to!  Have a great Monday!


  1. I love hot cocoa, especially homemade versions with all ingredients you can pronounce! This looks great, Deb, and I love those pretty pink little marshmallows! Pinned, and I need to try this. :)

  2. What an awesome idea Deb, and I love the peppermint marshmallows!!

  3. Cocoa and marshmellows- good thing to take a break with.

  4. This would make me sleepy too! Id either have to drink some before bed to take a quick hot cocoa nap after ;)

  5. Peppermint marshmallows?? I'll have to try those! This is such a great cocoa recipe!!

  6. My kids would be so excited if I made this for them. I can't believe it's so simple!

  7. Love this hot cocoa mix. It sounds perfect to curl up with a cup by the warm fire. Especially with those pink peppermint marshmallows - they're so pretty!

  8. I love hot chocolate! And I can't wait to try you homemade cocoa mix soon! :)

  9. What a great idea to add white chocolate to your hot cocoa mix and peppermint marshmallows sound so delicious! Thanks for sharing! Have a great day! :)

  10. Homemade hot cocoa mix is a really wonderful idea! Cocoa is my favorite hot drink but I never even considered making my own mix. Thank you! If you had a spare moment, I would be delighted if you'd drop this (and anything else you'd like to share) by at the #PureBlogLove DIY and recipe link party! You can find me here:

  11. We go through tons of hot cocoa - all year long! Gotta try this with the white chocolate!

  12. Deb, this is perfect- I don't even bother with the weird envelope stuff. Can't wait to try yours! :)

  13. I love this idea and the recipe, Deb! Would be a perfect Valentine's Day gift!

  14. Thanks for sharing the recipe - I need to start making my own again. It is expensive to buy and I am not sure its all that good for you either - I have been watching a lot of health documentaries lately about food, the food industries and people's health.

  15. I adore hot cocoa. I'm not much of a coffee or tea drinker but will reach for hot cocoa when I'm looking for something sweet or warm. Thanks for sharing this recipe! Pinning for sure!


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