Total Time
Prep 2 mins
Cook 2 mins

I never have understood why most hot cocoa mixes call for store-bought chocolate drink mix as an ingredient. That just doesn't make sense to me. This verson is easier, cheaper, and in my opinion tastes better. Prep time does not include blending. The cook time is the time it takes to heat the water and stir in the cocoa. I have no idea on the serving size, so I gave it a wild guess.


  1. Simply stir together and store.
  2. If desired, the mixture can be put in the blender for a few minutes.
  3. This won't change the taste any, but will make it look prettier.
  4. To serve, add about 6 tablespoons mix to 3/4 cup hot water, or to taste.


Most Helpful

This is very good the only thing is I also added more sugar and a little salt just a pinch to help bring out the flavors thanks posting plan on making this many times this coming winter I live in Rhode Island so I'm going to need it Thanks Again

Chef Laurachingo September 01, 2010

We really enjoyed this! I took Pamela's suggestion and added 3 extra tablespoons of sugar, which was perfect. For 2/3 of the recipe use: 3 and 1/3 cups powdered milk, 1/2 cup sugar (I added an extra 2 tablespoons sugar), and 1/2 cup cocoa. For 1/3 of the recipe use: 1 and 2/3 cups powdered milk, 1/4 cup sugar (I added an extra 1 tablespoons sugar), and 1/4 cup cocoa. A great recipe, thanks.

Linda's Kitch March 05, 2010

I like to use powdered sugar, as it dissolves faster than granulated sugar.

karky August 24, 2003

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