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Homemade Hot Cocoa

Homemade Hot Cocoa

Is there anything more comforting than cozying up with a cup of homemade hot cocoa during the winter season?

I say, no there is nothing more comforting. While my kids are home on the winter break, I made a large jar of homemade hot cocoa mix.

We are planning to enjoy it often. I will be honest, you really do not need to buy store-bought hot cocoa. You can totally make your own mix in matters of 5 minutes.

Homemade Hot Cocoa

I really cherish this time with kids still home. Well, I know how I am going to handle when they all leave my nest.

I stayed with them all their life, started this blogging journey just to be here when they need me.

There is nowhere I rather wish to be right now than here with three of them close to me. We are playing our favorite animated movie and enjoying a cup of homemade hot cocoa.

To me personally small things matter so making memories like this is unforgettable.

Homemade Hot Cocoa

Who do you cherish in your life?

I hope you guys like this recipe, and if you do happen to make my Homemade Hot Cocoa, please tag me on Instagram.

@sandraseasycooking and use hashtag #sandraseasycooking so I am able to see your delicious creations and share with my readers as well. Thanks in advance!!!

My hot cocoa is the best if you add a couple of homemade marshmallows. Try my super easy recipe and let me know what you think

Happy Cooking!!!



  • Make sure that ingredients are not expired.
  • Store the hot cocoa mix in the glass jar with a lid to keep it fresh.
  • Make sure to use milk even though it is not needed but for extra rich hot cocoa, you must use any milk of your choice.

Equipment to use

  • Heavy-duty saucepan. It is always amazing when you have a great saucepan to make hot cocoa in.
  • You need a great whisk. I would recommend using a mini sieve to get rid of any lumps, however, you will need very good whisk as well.
  • Never make hot cocoa on the high heat. Use medium temperature to make it. Stir slowly and allow it to bubble up without truly boiling.

Homemade Hot Cocoa Mix

Yield: Makes 5 and Half Cups Dry Mixture
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes

Easy and delicious homemade hot cocoa mix recipe


  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 2 1/2 cups nonfat dry milk powder
  • 1 teaspoon fine-grain salt
  • 2 teaspoons cornstarch
  • Milk or water to serve (you may use any milk that you prefer)


  1. In a large bowl using Fine Mesh Strainer, pass the cocoa powder through the sieve to get rid of any unwanted lumps. Pack in the glass jar and mix well to combine. You may add handfull of marshmallows is you're gifting it.
  2. Add all the other ingredients and mix it to combine everything.
  3. Heat milk in the saucepan over medium-low heat.
  4. Add 2 tablespoons of cocoa mix for every 6 Fl Oz of milk stir to dissolve.
  5. Add marshmallows to your cocoa and you are done. I would suggest my homemade recipe which is super easy.


  • Homemade Cocoa Mix could last for up to 6 months in an airtight container.
  • If you would like to use water, then I suggest adding Powdered Milk (about 2 cups on this amount).
  • You can also add 1 tbsp. Instant Espresso Powder to your Hot Cocoa, Dry Mix. It enhances the flavor of chocolate without having too much coffee flavor.
  • Use Dairy Full Fat Milk, Soy, Almond or Cashew Milk.
  • If you do not take dairy well, you may omit dry milk powder in the cocoa mix. However, in that case, you must use milk for extra creaminess.


Saturday 28th of August 2021

The recipe calls for 2.5 cups of nonfat fry milk powder and then in the notes you say that if someone wants to use water to add 2 cups of milk powder. So that would mean 4.5 cups of the milk powder in all?

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