Hot Cocoa Mix Recipe
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Hot Cocoa Mix Recipe

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In just a few quick minutes, you can whip together an old-fashioned treat certain to be enjoyed by all at your Christmas festivities. But don't limit this speedy hot cocoa to that use alone—wrap some up to give as gifts as well. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 10 min.
MAKES:41 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 10 min.
MAKES: 41 servings


  • 10 cups nonfat dry milk powder
  • 3-3/4 cups instant chocolate drink mix
  • 1-1/3 cups powdered nondairy creamer
  • 2 cups confectioners' sugar


  1. In an airtight container, combine all ingredients. Store in a cool dry place up to 6 months. Yield: 13 cups mix (about 41 servings).
  2. To prepare: Dissolve 4-5 tablespoons mix with 1 cup boiling water; stir well.
  3. For spiced cocoa: Add 1-1/2 teaspoons ground nutmeg plus 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon to 3 cups of the basic cocoa mix.
  4. For mocha cocoa: Add 1/4 cup instant coffee granules to 3 cups of the basic cocoa mix. Yield: 1 serving.
Originally published as Hot Cocoa Mix in Simple & Delicious

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Reviewed Dec. 18, 2009

"Made with coffee granules (decaf) and hazelnut creamer - go good. Not as strong as most coffee drinks whick I like."

Reviewed Dec. 9, 2009

"I make this all the time! MOST EXCELLENT! As for the question about the instant chocolate drink mix, that is what you use to make a glass of chocolate milk. I use the store brands which are much much cheaper than name brand ones and the end product is WONDERFUL--Nice and creamy. For an additional flavor change, try a pack of Orange Kool-Aid mix--Yummy!"

Reviewed Nov. 8, 2009

"sounds good. but what is instant chocolate drink mix?? store bought hot chocolate?? please help."

Reviewed Sep. 22, 2009

"My mother would make a large container of this when I was a child. I am 51 and still enjoy this recipe and have passed to to my daughters!"

Reviewed Nov. 22, 2008

"This was creamy and not lumpy like when you use cocoa. It had a good taste. I used hazlenut flavored nondairy creamer. GOOD!"

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