Mint Cocoa Mix Recipe photo by Taste of Home
Total Time
Prep/Total Time: 5 min.
I've made this beverage mix many times as Christmas gifts for neighbors and our three sons' teachers. The mint flavor makes the warm drink so refreshing, you'll want to make extra to keep around your house, too. — LaVonne Hegland, Saint Michael, Minnesota

Updated: Oct. 03, 2022

Mint Cocoa Mix

Prep Time 5 min
Yield 53 servings (17-2/3 cups hot cocoa mix).


  • 7-1/2 cups instant chocolate drink mix
  • 1 package (25.6 ounces) nonfat dry milk powder
  • 2-1/2 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 1 cup powdered nondairy creamer
  • 25 peppermint candies, crushed
  • Miniature marshmallows
  • 1 cup hot whole milk


  1. Combine the first five ingredients. Divide into gift bags or place in an airtight container, adding miniature marshmallows as desired. Mix may be stored in a cool, dry place for up to 6 months.
  2. To prepare hot cocoa: Place 1/3 cup cocoa mix in a mug. Stir in hot milk until blended. Add as many marshmallows as desired.

Nutrition Facts

1 cup prepared mint cocoa: 296 calories, 9g fat (6g saturated fat), 36mg cholesterol, 228mg sodium, 42g carbohydrate (38g sugars, 1g fiber), 14g protein.