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Wintry Hot Cocoa Mix Recipe

Wintry Hot Cocoa Mix Recipe

"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. YIELD:21 servings


  • 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


  • 1. 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).
  • 2. To prepare hot cocoa: Stir mix before measuring. Dissolve 1/3 cup cocoa mix in boiling water. Top with miniature marshmallows if desired. Yield: 1 serving per batch.

Nutritional 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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sdeb User ID: 5934110 27948
Reviewed Jan. 11, 2012

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

Ductape615 User ID: 6161269 43943
Reviewed 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 User ID: 240219 34501
Reviewed 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 User ID: 5393939 76406
Reviewed 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 User ID: 1419739 47607
Reviewed Dec. 9, 2009

"recipe looked quick and good, "

Gail I User ID: 2586858 29424
Reviewed 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"

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