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Homemade Hot Cocoa Mix Recipe

My mother often had this mix on hand when I was growing up. Now I make this hot cocoa for my kids on cold and rainy mornings. It's cheaper than store-bought mixes and even more delicious.
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 15 min. YIELD:50 servings


  • 12 cups nonfat dry milk powder (2 pounds)
  • 3-3/4 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 4 cups instant chocolate drink mix
  • 1 jar (6 ounces) powdered nondairy creamer
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt


  • 1. Mix all ingredients in a very large bowl. Store in an airtight container. To serve, mix 1/3 cup mix with 1 cup boiling water. Yield: 50 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 cup: 188 calories, 1g fat (1g saturated fat), 6mg cholesterol, 197mg sodium, 34g carbohydrate (31g sugars, 1g fiber), 11g protein.

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Julie R User ID: 5650228 44066
Reviewed Dec. 26, 2010

"Most diffently. It reminds me of the coco mix my mom made for us on Christmas Eve. My brother was sick from birth and he looked forward to his Hot chocolate. My mom lost the recipe and I looked everywhere for one that tasted as good. This hit the spot now I will carry on the tradition since I found this recipe. Thank you. It brought back wonderful memories of my died brother how he enjoyed his hot coco.

Julie in Muscatine, Iowa"

MamaPoo User ID: 3177342 18109
Reviewed Nov. 28, 2008

" This sounds good. Thanks for sharing.


Carolyn Annie User ID: 366755 43599
Reviewed Nov. 28, 2008

"you can add more of the hot choc. mix or the creamer if you want. Just play with it.Im sure the kids will like it."

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