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: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 40 1x
  • Category: Beverages
  • Method: Blender
  • 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.

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

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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?

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29 Responses
  1. Melissa Rhodes

    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. Considering lately (a nasty break-up in July after 11 years, losing 2 cats to cancer in September and October, buying a house in October. nearly losing one of my dogs to freak sepsis of the joint disease in October, finding out my oldest dog has cancer in December, and a new career change starting this coming Monday… Whew!!) I treat myself to a well-deserved 10-ounce mug of Hot Chocolate every night. At least it’s not drugs or alcohol! Hahaha!!! Now I can feel a little better about the “healthy” benefits of a zero-calorie mix.

  2. Dempsey

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

  3. Dianne D Burczyk

    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.

  4. J. McDowell

    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.

  5. Suzanne

    A couple of drops of vanilla extract rounds the flavor out quite a bit…add it right at the end but only a drop or to it is easy to get too much LOL

  6. joy a

    just a crazy question can this recipe be put in jars and given as gifts with a tag attached to how to mix this and how long does it keep????

  7. Connie

    Love the recipe, love the blog! If I wanted to mix in whole powdered milk to make it easier do you know what amount I would add?
    Thank you!

  8. Pamela

    Hello Synchronicity! Just got home from a long rainy drive. The first thing I did was to rip open a package of Dark Chocolate cocoa mix, dump it in a mug and turn on the Keurig for some quick hot water.

    Yours was the first email I opened along with my first sip of cocoa.
    I am looking forward to making my own mix without all the extra nasty ingredients that are often found in the instant mixes.
    Thank you for recipe and the book suggestion.

    BTW, I’ve made three batches of your marvelous oatmeal cookies. I can’t seem to keep them around the kitchen for too long. They are marvelous for dunking in a cuppa Earl Grey, or Irish Breakfast tea.

  9. Natalie

    I’m so happy to see that this recipe doesn’t use powdered milk or any processed ingredients. Simple and perfect! Do you know roughly how much this recipe makes?

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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?

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