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Wintry Hot Cocoa Mix

"I first tasted this warming beverage on a camping trip in the mountains," recalls Ruby Gibson of Newton, North Carolina. "It was a wonderful treat on those crisp mornings."
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 15 min.
  • Makes
    1 serving per batch


  • 6-2/3 cups nonfat dry milk powder
  • 1 cup instant chocolate drink mix
  • 1 package (5 ounces) cook-and-serve chocolate pudding mix
  • 1/2 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 1/2 cup powdered nondairy creamer
  • 1/2 cup baking cocoa
  • 1 cup boiling water
  • Miniature marshmallows, optional


  • In a large bowl, combine the first six ingredients. Store in an airtight container in a cool, dry place for up to 3 months. Yield: 21 servings (about 7 cups total).
  • To prepare hot cocoa: Stir mix before measuring. Dissolve 1/3 cup cocoa mix in boiling water. Top with miniature marshmallows if desired.
Nutrition Facts
1 cup: 259 calories, 2g fat (1g saturated fat), 8mg cholesterol, 275mg sodium, 49g carbohydrate (43g sugars, 2g fiber), 15g protein.

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  • bjvogt
    Jan 30, 2013

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    Dec 19, 2012

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    Jan 13, 2012

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  • sdeb
    Jan 11, 2012

    Excellent! Try it using french vanilla creamer....mmm mmm good!

  • Ductape615
    Oct 13, 2011

    This recipe is absolutely fantastic and makes such a big batch... I'll have plenty of hot cocoa for a while!I did make one change to the recipe, instead of using regular baking cocoa, I substituted Hershey's Special Dark baking cocoa which makes it very rich and wonderful!

  • cookandbaker
    Oct 7, 2011

    There is no cocoa mix out there that's better than this one. I make it every year---it makes the Best, most creamy hot cocoa ever.

  • cray68
    Dec 10, 2010

    This is the best hot cocoa mix I've ever made. The pudding makes it rich and creamy. My kids like it better than store-bought cocoa mixes.

  • dangit
    Dec 9, 2009

    recipe looked quick and good,

  • Gail I
    Dec 9, 2009

    I love this receipe. I put the cocoa mix in with my coffee and add a little whipped cream. Just as good as those you buy at the coffee houses

  • mammascookin
    Nov 2, 2007

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