hot cocoa mix recipe
My kids love hot chocolate. When they come home. After being outside playing, or just because it’s a cold winter day. IT can get expensive buying the containers of cocoa. But making my own hot cocoa mix recipe, I could handle. My daughter likes to make gifts for her friends so this is perfect for her friends (they loved it!). It doesn’t cost a lot and is something most kids love to drink hot cocoa on the colder nights. Or just because it’s there.
preparing to make the mix
You will want to get a huge bowl (I used one that was about 26 cups) to mix all of the ingredients together.
You can view our video on how to put the cocoa mix together.
10 cups powder milk
2 cups NesQuik
3/4 cup powder sugar
2 cups white sugar
1/2 cup cocoa powder
1 cup powder coffee creamer (plain or flavored)
8 cups mini marshmallows
making hot cocoa mix
In a big bowl, add all the ingredients EXCEPT the marshmallows! Mix the ingredients slowly or you will have a big fluff cloud in your kitchen. You can mix ingredients as you go or wait and mix once all the ingredients are in the bowl.
Taste test the hot chocolate by mixing 1 cup water with 1/4 cup hot chocolate mix. Want a more chocolaty taste, add more cocoa. Want it sweeter, add more sugar. I found it to be not to sweet, and chocolaty enough to make my kids happy. You can also make this with milk for extra creaminess.
Once you have it to your liking, it’s time to bag it up.
I put five 1/4 cups in each treat bag with 1 cup of marshmallows on top. This gives each person 5 cups of hot cocoa to serve in a standard size mug. Got a larger mug? You will need to add more mix.
These would make great party favors as well. A little thank you for the delivery people in your life too.