Make Your Own Instant Hot Chocolate

Posted October 23, 2017 by Lauren Dibble in Recipes / 3 Comments

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Guys! Guys! Guys! I have to tell you about this recipe I just found! It’s amazing. It’s a recipe for instant homemade hot chocolate mix that’s WAY better than store-bought!

Hot Chocolate.

The sound of it invokes images of cold, blustery snow days, intimate Winter nights in front of the fire and just down right coziness. When my step-daughter visits during the summer, I pour myself a cup of coffee, pour her a cup of hot chocolate and we start the day out on the front porch together. I treasure our early morning conversations together over our cups of “coffee”.

A lot of the recipes I originally found for homemade hot chocolate mix called for confectioners sugar. I do not use this personally because I don’t keep confectioners sugar around. The few times I bought confectioners sugar for baking, I bought a bag of it, used a couple Tablespoons and then threw the rest out a few months (or years, to be honest) later because I never used it again and it got hard as a rock. I don’t like using ingredients that are going to go to waste later.

And this recipe doesn’t need it! I honestly think they use confectioners sugar in addition to regular to give it a creamy texture, but the milk and cocoa do that well enough.

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This homemade version is quick and easy to whip together and then stored in a mason jar in my pantry for future use. The recipe below will fill up a quart mason jar and half of another quart. Add some mini marshmallows and you have a sweet homemade YUMMY gift.

Whip up a batch and let me know how you like it!

For more decadent chocolate recipes, check out:

Or to make an herbal hot chocolate recipe, check out Herbal Academy’s Hot (Chocolate) Mama.

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Easy Homemade Hot Chocolate Mix
easy homemade hot chocolate mix in a jar for one
Course Drink
Course Drink
easy homemade hot chocolate mix in a jar for one
  1. Mix all ingredients together. Add spices if desired. Store in an air tight container.
To Make Hot Chocolate (Microwave)
  1. Pour 1 cup milk into microwave-safe mug and microwave for 1 minute
  2. Add 2 Tbsp hot chocolate mix and stir to combine
To Make Hot Chocolate (Stovetop)
  1. Combine 1 cup milk to 2 Tbsp hot chocolate mix and warm on the stovetop until just warm. Be careful not to boil.
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3 responses to “Make Your Own Instant Hot Chocolate

  1. This sounds amazing! I love the idea of adding cayenne in particular, I enjoy the sweet and spicy combo. This whole recipe looks divine though, yum yum!

  2. Thanks for sharing the recipe! Love that you are using this as a way to connect with your step-daughter. I know it can be tricky trying to figure out how to connect in a blended family:)

    • Lauren Dibble

      It is very hard! Her mother is Japanese so she lives in Japan for the rest of the year. Parenting and being there for her from 7,000 miles away is a challenge! But she’s always taken everything in stride and I’m constantly impressed by her 🙂

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