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Hot Cocoa Mix

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
    1 serving


  • 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


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

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  • tkuehl
    May 30, 2020

    This is my husbands "go-to" hot chocolate mix..always must have it on hand come fall and winter months. His preference is to mix it with hot milk for an extra creamy warm drink.

  • bagrommet
    Dec 18, 2009

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

  • asnunez
    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!

  • BakerGurl84
    Nov 8, 2009

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

  • debgmiller
    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!

  • bjohnson216
    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!