Skip the store brought mix and make your own Homemade Hot Cocoa Mix. Great to have on hand for those cold days.
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.
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!
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Homemade Hot Cocoa Mix
The best hot cocoa mix!
- 2 cups powdered sugar
- 1 ¼ cups unsweetened dutch processed cocoa (or regular unsweetened)
- 2 ½ cups powdered milk
- ½ teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon cornstarch
- 4 oz white chocolate
- Mix all ingredients in a food processor and process until the white chocolate is finely chopped
- Store in an air-tight container (Keeps about 2 weeks)
- Heat up 6 ounces of milk and add 2-3 heaping tablespoons of mix
- Top with marshmallows if desired
Nutrition Information:Yield: 100 Serving Size: 2
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 24Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 1mgSodium: 22mgCarbohydrates: 4gFiber: 0gSugar: 4gProtein: 1g
Nutritional information provided is computer-generated and only an estimate. You may want to do your own research with the ingredients listed if you have concerns about health or specific diets.
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Marcie FlavortheMoments says
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. 🙂
cooking with curls says
What an awesome idea Deb, and I love the peppermint marshmallows!!
Amy Stafford says
Cocoa and marshmellows- good thing to take a break with.
Kelley @ TheGrantLife.com says
This would make me sleepy too! Id either have to drink some before bed to take a quick hot cocoa nap after 😉
Sheena @ Hot Eats and Cool Reads says
Peppermint marshmallows?? I'll have to try those! This is such a great cocoa recipe!!
amanda @ fake ginger says
My kids would be so excited if I made this for them. I can't believe it's so simple!
Kelly LifemadeSweeter says
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!
Jenn Kurkiewicz says
I love hot chocolate! And I can't wait to try you homemade cocoa mix soon! 🙂
Jennie Moraitis says
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! 🙂
Nicole Neverman says
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: http://picnicnz.blogspot.co.nz/
Jamie Sherman says
We go through tons of hot cocoa - all year long! Gotta try this with the white chocolate!
Deb, this is perfect- I don't even bother with the weird envelope stuff. Can't wait to try yours! 🙂
Cathy Trochelman says
I love this idea and the recipe, Deb! Would be a perfect Valentine's Day gift!
Kimberlee Gibson says
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.
Diana Leblanc says
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!
Lois Christensen says
We love hot cocoa in the winter months. I'm thinking of making it as gifts this year. Thank you for sharing with Delicious Dishes this week!
Hopefully it will be cool enough soon to make and enjoy this. My guys love hot cocoa.
Deb Attinella says
So do we! Enjoy!
This sounds great and would make a perfect DIY gift! Found you through the Tasty Tuesday link up 🙂