Make perfect hot chocolate at home this winter with my best homemade hot chocolate mix. With this easy recipe in hand you can totally ditch the store bought mixes & make your own at any time 🙂 This homemade hot chocolate mix is super rich, flavorful & makes wonderful hot chocolate-perfect hug in a mug 🙂
Hot chocolate is my favorite beverage to indulge in after coffee 🙂 During winter either I make it from scratch by melting grated chocolate into milk or use this mix to make quick serving.
This homemade hot chocolate mix will give all the store bought ones a run for their money 🙂 It is super rich & delicious with pronounced chocolate flavor. Unlike store bought mixes it has less sugar and totally customizable.
About This Hot Cocoa Mix
This homemade hot chocolate mix or hot cocoa mix is nothing like what you get in stores. It is more potent, a small quantity will go long way and it is not loaded with just sugar. I have added less sugar but you can reduce even more if you like.
With this hot cocoa mix in hand, making a perfect serving of hot chocolate is as easy as boiling milk. All you have to do is warm some milk of choice and stir in this mix. As simple as that 🙂
While you can flavor this hot chocolate mix as you like by adding vanilla bean powder or cinnamon powder, I like to keep the base plain and add flavorings to individual servings like spiced hot chocolate, Mexican hot chocolate and more.
You will love how easy and simple this hot chocolate mix recipe is with minimum ingredients. You will need very few basic ingredients like cocoa powder, powdered milk or milk powder and powdered sugar. I have also added few more for richness and flavor.
This homemade hot cocoa mix is super economical and you will get several servings of perfect hot chocolate from this recipe.
What’s more it is totally customizable and you can increase or decrease the ingredients in this hot chocolate powder recipe easily.
With this delicious your own hot chocolate mix in hand you will never be in short of this tasty and cozy beverage 🙂 Add whatever topping you prefer like whipped cream, marshmallows but I really enjoy this instant hot cocoa it as such or with just a touch of unsweetened cocoa powder on top 🙂
For more fun you can even set up your own hot cocoa bar where people can fix their cuppa as they like 🙂
Here is the breakdown of ingredients and detailed recipe for you. I have also mentioned few ideas to make hot chocolate with mix. Make a big batch and enjoy through winters 🙂 This is also wonderful as holiday gifts in cute mason jars.
Ingredients For Homemade Hot Chocolate Mix
The star ingredient of this best hot chocolate recipe is cocoa powder so use the best quality one you can find. I sometimes use dutch processed cocoa powder too. You can use just cocoa powder or a mix of cocoa and cacao powder too.
Dry Milk Powder
Adding milk power wonderfully balances the cocoa flavor and lends a wonderful creamy rich taste to this drink. I like to add whole milk powder to this homemade mix for rich taste but you can also use skim milk powder or nonfat dry milk powder. For vegan option just use any plant based nut powder.
Adding sugar gives a structure and also makes this mix truly instant. All you have to do is stir in this mix into hot milk and enjoy a cup of hot chocolate as it is already sweetened. I have used regular powdered sugar here but you can also use icing sugar or confectioner’s sugar, coconut sugar or powdered brown sugar.
One ingredient I never miss while making this hot cocoa mix recipe is chocolate chips. You can use dark chocolate chips or milk chocolate chips or a mix of both. I feel addition of chocolate is what makes this drink real special. Chocolate chips has cocoa butter and makes the drink creamy unlike the addition of just cocoa powders
Yes, adding a dash of salt truly balances the flavor, taste and makes a perfect cup of hot chocolate.
How To Make Homemade Hot Chocolate Mix
Measure milk powder and take in a dry grinder jar. You can also use a food processor jar.
2. Measure chocolate chips and add to the same jar.
3. Measure cocoa powder and add it to the same jar. Grind all the ingredients well.
Add sugar and 1/4 teaspoon salt,
Grind well again.
The mixture will be a bit grainy and its fine. You can pulse few more times
If you wish you can sift the finely ground mixture into a large mixing bowl. Store homemade hot chocolate mix in air tight container.
To make hot chocolate drink:
Mix 2 tablespoons of homemade hot chocolate mix to 1 cup heated milk. You can use a stirrer to make it frothy and serve immediately. If you prefer your hot chocolate a bit sweeter you can add extra sugar to the drink.
Make It Vegan
To make this recipe vegan
- use non dairy milk powder in the mix
- use plant based milk like almond milk or oat milk.
Hot Chocolate Flavoring Ideas
Spiced hot chocolate
To make a wonderful variation of spiced hot chocolate just add 1/2 teaspoon of ground chai spices or chai masala powder.
Mexican Hot chocolate
Stir in 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon and cayenne pepper into each mug 🙂 You can also add a pinch of sea salt.
Classic hot chocolate
Add 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract for that unmistakable flavor.
Touch of ground cinnamon or vanilla or just cocoa powder
Squares of dark chocolate
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Homemade Hot Chocolate Mix
1 CUP = 250 ml
- 1 cup dark chocolate chips
- 1/2 cup cocoa powder
- 1 cup milk powder
- 1/2 cup sugar
- Measure milk powder and take in a dry grinder jar.
- Measure chocolate chip and add to the same jar
- Measure cocoa powder and add it to the same jar.
- Grind well.
- Add sugar and pinch of salt, grind again.The mixture will not be very fine.
- If you wish you can sift the mixture, store homemade hot chocolate mix in airtight.
- To make hot chocolate drink:
- Mix 3 teaspoons of homemade hot chocolate mix to 1 cup hot milk. You can use a stirrer to make it frothy and serve immediately.
2. If you want you can add cinnamon powder to the mix itself