This Easy Homemade Hot Chocolate Mix is a cinch to put together. Only four ingredients and PERFECT to have on those cold winter days. Store this mix in an airtight container to have it again and again!
Coffee, lattes, teas and the such are all the rage. But seriously, who doesn't like a good ole' cup of hot chocolate on a cold day? When you can make the easy homemade hot chocolate mix yourself and for a fraction of the cost of buying it, it is reason to celebrate, right? It is also a great winter drink mix for Christmas presents for teachers or family and friends.
Remember the Swiss Miss hot chocolate days after sledding? I do. I would come in all cold from sledding down the big park hill with my best friend. We would get some water boiling on the stove and would eagerly wait for the kettle to start to whistle.
We had to have marshmallows with it or pour in some cold milk. It would be a staple of the winter season.
I have passed that tradition down to my children. As soon as the weather turns cold, the requests for a cup of hot chocolate starts. They don't need a sled or snow to start asking for some. Just a little cool weather.
It really couldn't be simpler to make a batch of hot chocolate mix. All you need is the 4 ingredients, a large airtight container and a family to drink it.
How to make homemade hot chocolate mix
Simply mix the ingredients together in a large container and stir.
This recipe costs about $9 to make. I believe it would have been about $3 cheaper if I had remembered to get the powdered milk at Aldi's instead of Walmart. Not too happy with myself there.
To use, we like using 3 heaping tablespoons in a cup of hot water. (I like to use a tea kettle when I heat up the water for my hot drinks. I think the water stays warmer than when using the microwave. Really, I do.) You may like a little more or less for your taste. This mix lasts my family of 6 about 3 months.
Want to use this hot chocolate recipe for cookies? Try Hot Chocolate Cookies!
An airtight container works just fine for storage. We usually keep a scoop in the mix for easy scooping. You can leave it on your counter or put it in your pantry.
Easy Homemade Hot Chocolate Mix
- 20.1 oz Chocolate Nesquick
- 8 qt dry milk
- ⅔ cup non-dairy creamer
- ⅔ cup powdered sugar
- Mix all ingredients together in an airtight container.
- Stir well.
- Cover and store in pantry or on counter until ready to use. When ready to use, add 3 heaping tablespoons of dry mix into hot water. Stir.