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Homemade Hot Chocolate Mix

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

Overhead view of a glass of hot cocoa mix with a whisk

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

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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.


  • Serving Size: 1 tablespoon
  • Calories: 40
  • Sugar: 7.6 g
  • Sodium: 59.2 mg
  • Fat: 0.6 g
  • Carbohydrates: 10.1 g
  • Protein: 0.8 g
  • Cholesterol: 0 mg

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

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44 comments on “Homemade Hot Chocolate Mix”


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

  2. 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!

  3. 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.

  4. Kristine Boydstun

    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!

  5. 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!

  6. 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

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

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