Homemade Hot Chocolate Mix

Homemade Hot Chocolate Mix

Homemade Hot Chocolate Mix is super chocolaty, so easy to mix up and made with simple ingredients!

Of course we are huge hot chocolate drinkers around here. I mean, of course. The colder temperatures have descended upon us in the Northeast and we probably won’t see shorts weather again until May…SOOOOO I call these our “Official Hot Chocolate Drinking Months.”

I’ve made hot chocolate a lot of different ways; we’ve use packages, we’ve tried the new K-Cups in our coffee maker, I’ve made it in a pinch with chocolate syrup and if I’m feeling fancy I’ve even made a rich melted chocolate version.

But this simple, inexpensive, homemade version of Homemade Hot Chocolate Mix is my favorite, let me show you how!

See how simple?

Homemade Hot Chocolate Mix

The recipe for hot chocolate is so super easy. I started with Sugar in the Raw, aka turbinado sugar.


And just pulsed it in my blender with a little salt until it became a powder.


Next I just mixed in some unsweetened cocoa powder and voila! That’s it!

Homemade Hot Chocolate Mix

You get a perfectly sweetened (but not too sweet) chocolate mix. I mixed it with some warm milk for creamy hot chocolate!

Homemade Hot Chocolate Mix

And you can’t forget the marshmallows in my house!

Homemade Hot Chocolate Mix

Looking for any other hot chocolate recipes?


Homemade Hot Chocolate Mix

  • Author: Cookies & Cups
  • Prep Time Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Total Time Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield Yield: 40 1x
  • Category Category: Beverages
  • Method Method: Blender
  • Cuisine Cuisine: Dessert


Easy, homemade hot chocolate mix that can be made in minutes!



  • 1 1/2 cup turbinado sugar (I used Sugar in the Raw)
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 2 cups unsweetened cocoa powder


  1. Combine the sugar and the salt in the blender and blend until it’s powdered.
  2. Add in the cocoa powder and pulse again until combined.
  3. Store the mix in a jar or airtight container until ready to use.
  4. To make hot chocolate mix 1 heaping tablespoon of mix into a mug of warm milk or water.
  5. Stir until blended,


I’ve made this with cinnamon also adding in 3 teaspoons with the cocoa powder before mixing.

Nutrition Information:

1 tablespoon
7.6 g
59.2 mg
0.6 g
10.1 g
0.8 g
0 mg

Keywords: Hot Chocolate, Hot Cocoa, Cookies and Cups, DIY, Recipe

Want To Save This Recipe?

 *this post contains an amazon affiliate link


Hi! I’m Shelly and I’m an addict. Of the buttercream sort. I started this site a few years ago as a way to justify my sugary, buttery obsession with desserts. It has worked out well for me so far, because as it turns out you guys all love sugary, buttery desserts too! It feels good to know you're not alone, doesn’t it?

You might also like...

Share Your Comments

Want to share a photo of what you’ve made? Be sure to register or log in and then click the camera icon located at the bottom of the comment form.

Recipe rating
Oldest Most Voted
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments
December 26, 2021 10:14 pm

Can you add instant coffee to this recipe? If so, how much might you suggest?

September 14, 2021 11:27 am

Delicious! Tastes so healthy is it healhier than the normal stuff you get from the shop?

September 13, 2021 9:33 am

A tip if anyone wants to have turbinado sugar, just blend half brown and half white sugar together.

January 12, 2021 9:15 pm

Made this as gifts for family members for Christmas. My family said it was delicious! Would definitely make again.

December 21, 2020 2:03 pm

I mixed powdered monk fruit extract with cacao powder and salt. I added a little liquid vanilla stevia to the cup after I fixed the cocoa. Very good! Thank you!

Sue S.
July 26, 2020 1:15 pm

Best recipe to mix with my espresso for a mocha. I also added 1/2 teaspoon of powdered vanilla. I thought the recipe was delicious with just the right amount of sweetness.

Kristine Boydstun
July 18, 2020 3:24 pm

Just mixed this up and I’m so in love with this recipe. My favorite thing is hot chocolate with some brewed coffee in it. I call it my Poor Man’s Mocha. This mix is perfect for that! The chocolate : sugar ratio is perfect! Thanks for this recipe!

April 29, 2020 10:12 am

We were out of hot cocoa and since we are in the middle of covid-19 and not leaving the house, I was looking for one that didn’t require powdered milk. This fit the bill and is super tasty. Thanks!

April 3, 2020 2:06 pm

I suggest to all the salted caramel lovers to add some sea salt and caramel drizzle in the hot coco taste just like the one from Starbucks

March 8, 2020 5:21 am

This tastes so good, I used raw sugar and it tastes even better than the store bought ones

Melissa Rhodes
January 12, 2020 12:08 am

After trying and not liking some other recipes I must say this is a great recipe for hot chocolate mix! I’ve made it twice. The first time I added white sugar as this is what I had on hand. The second time I used 1.5 cups Stevia in the Raw (bakers bag) to cut back on sugar. This cocoa mix is pretty dog-on good for being zero calories (plus I am using 1% milk). Of course, I prefer the sugar version but needing a better choice for watching calories and sugar intake is a great substitution. Judge me not! LOL.… Read more »

November 4, 2021 8:00 am
Reply to  Melissa Rhodes

Stevia in the Raw is actually no better than sugar, and could actually be considered worse. It mostly consists of maltodextrin, a filler that actually sends blood sugar skyrocketing, which is especially bad for diabetics or those at risk for it. Anything with dextrin or dextrose should be avoided whenever possible, which, admittedly, is difficult, because they are in EVERYTHING. My personal sweetener of choice is erythritol, a sugar alcohol that has very little effect on blood sugar. (And, unlike its cousin xylitol, erythritol is not toxic to dogs, which is another plus, in my book.) The downside is that… Read more »

January 5, 2019 10:49 am

Amazing! I added a splash of milk, chocolate syrup, and whipped cream and it was SO GOOD!!! Definetly saving this one!

Dianne D Burczyk
January 4, 2019 10:05 pm

Just made this mix and then had a cup. It is sooo delicious and so easy to make. I used less sugar and it was still excellent
Thank you so much.

J. McDowell
December 16, 2016 11:29 am

The recipe on the Hershey cocoa can is just as easy. Just mix the dry ingredients together and store in a jar until ready to use. For each of .mix I make, I substitute 2 packs of pink sweetener instead of sugaf.

February 27, 2016 7:25 am

Being diabetic, I make mine with Truvia

Shelly Hi! I’m Shelly and I’m an addict. Of the buttercream sort. I started this site a few years ago as a way to justify my sugary, buttery obsession with desserts. It has worked out well for me so far, because as it turns out you guys all love sugary, buttery desserts too! It feels good to know you're not alone, doesn’t it?

Tips for Baking Success!

Cookies and Cups Newsletter Get 5 Baking Secrets That Will Change Your Life!

Delivered Straight to Your Inbox, For Free:

Recipes You’ll Love

This site participates in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means to earn a small fee by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.

Ad Blocker Detected!

Advertisements fund this website. Please disable your adblocking software or whitelist our website.
Thank You!