Homemade Hot Chocolate

Makes 5 3/4 cups dry mix or 92 eight-ounce servings

Our homemade hot chocolate is a winter treat. This recipe makes a big batch of hot chocolate mix so it's economical and you'll have plenty on hand for cold days, after school or sledging snacks, bedtime drinks, and more. And this version is delicious and natural—containing only cocoa, sugar, and salt.


  • 3 ½ cups sugar

  • 2 ¼ cups cocoa

  • 1 tablespoon table salt

  • Whole milk for serving


  1. In a large bowl, combine sugar, cocoa, and salt, and whisk to combine well. Store the mixture in an airtight container.

  2. For individual servings, pour 1 cup whole milk into a microwave-safe mug, and microwave on high just until hot. Add 2 tablespoons of cocoa mix, and stir to dissolve. For a larger batch of cocoa, warm the milk in a saucepan set over medium-low heat, taking care not to let the milk boil; as it warms, stir in 2 tablespoons of mix for each cup of milk.

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