Rating: 3.48 stars
1740 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 364
  • 4 star values: 522
  • 3 star values: 526
  • 2 star values: 249
  • 1 star values: 79

Hot-chocolate mix is a wintertime staple. A homemade version is delicious and natural—containing only cocoa, sugar, and salt—and especially economical compared with store-bought mixes.

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Ingredients

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Directions

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

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  • 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.

Reviews (27)

1740 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 364
  • 4 star values: 522
  • 3 star values: 526
  • 2 star values: 249
  • 1 star values: 79
Rating: 5.0 stars
12/07/2019
it was good and chocolatey i wish that there was a recipe for less becaue i had to figure out how much salt to put in for 1/4 of coco powder and 1/2 c of suger so there wasent to much or to little but it turned out great my family loved it since its cold outside right before dinner to help everyone calm down to eat and go to bed
Rating: 5.0 stars
12/06/2019
We just came back from a trip to NYC where we were treated to some delicious hot chocolate since it was a cold November and I was bound and determined to find a good homemade recipe for it when I got home. I was shocked to find a recipe with only 3 ingredients but I love easy so I gave it a shot and it was a hit! Very chocolaty and with the whole milk, very rich and creamy as well. The only additions I made were adding marshmallows on top and a peppermint candy. So yummy!!! Merry Christmas to all.
Rating: 5 stars
12/04/2018
For once in my life I followed the powder directions to the "T"! However the only change I did make was using water instead of milk, since I am Lactose Intolerant. I would also recommend using coffee for a mocha, added the mix to my coffee this morning and it made a very good Mocha. I did find the mixture a little sweet for me personally but the chocolate flavor is on point! My fiance did say that it needed to be sweeter but that just shows personal taste differences. I am actually giving this mix away as Christmas gifts this year to my Niece's, Nephew, and as a part of the white elephant gift at the grandparents house. Yes I will be printing the recipe from the website so that Martha gets all the credit.
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Rating: 5 stars
01/05/2018
I sometimes add nutmeg or ginger
Rating: Unrated
05/16/2017
Look how sensational. What a different recipe, this I've never heard of. I need to try this. Hehe .. I have a blog where I talk about Brigadiers Gourmet and como fazer sapatinhos de bebê para vender.
Rating: Unrated
02/11/2017
Martha, Martha here also, whisked the ingredients! Super quick and years overdue.
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Rating: 5 stars
12/15/2016
my son and I loved this recipe! Super simple and delicious (even with water)! You can watch us make it on our youtube channel! https://youtu.be/YCrntqPyees PLEASE SUBSCRIBE!
Rating: 5 stars
12/15/2016
my son and I loved this recipe! Super simple and delicious (even with water)! You can watch us make it on our youtube channel! https://youtu.be/YCrntqPyees PLEASE SUBSCRIBE!
Rating: 5 stars
12/15/2016
my son and I loved this recipe! Super simple and delicious (even with water)! You can watch us make it on our youtube channel! https://youtu.be/YCrntqPyees PLEASE SUBSCRIBE!
Rating: Unrated
12/13/2016
My son and I wanted hot chocolate but only had one packet left. I went on the internet to find a homemade recipe and this one popped up. Disaster averted! It's delicious! Better than store-bought, and it mixes in better with milk because it doesn't have all the fake ingredients. This also has to be much cheaper, as it makes quite a bit. I add a few peppermint Hershey kisses to the mug. My favorite winter treat.
Rating: Unrated
01/02/2016
I was looking to make a small batch, so I just changed the measurements from cups to tablespoons. 3T sugar, 2T cocoa and a pinch of salt. I used one T per mug's worth of milk. It was awesome!
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12/22/2014
This recipe will only be as good as the quality cocoa you use so there is that. I used Frontier Fair Trade Organic Dutch Processed Unsweetened Cocoa, which is fairly high quality, to make mine and it was fantastic. I cut the recipe in half and only used 1.5 Tbs per 8 oz milk because the full two was chocolate overload. I used table salt and granulated sugar like the recipe called for. It was neither too sweet or too salty. I scald my milk on the stove. I also add a drop of vanilla paste. Yummy!
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12/17/2014
Very salty. I thought it lacked the chocolate taste. I used powdered sugar. So I added more chocolate and sugar to balance it out. Not impressed at all.
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10/26/2014
Excellent!! My kids love it!
Rating: 5 stars
03/15/2014
I was craving hot chocolate and ran out of my stash. I decided to Google how to make it home made and I am never buying store bought mix again! I split the recipe in half since there are only 2 of us living here. And I added some cinnamon and nutmeg to add spice. Delicious. I think it would be tasty with less sugar if one prefers.
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12/13/2013
Love, Love, Love this! I will try to make it with splenda next time.
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12/12/2013
I would imagine that this recipe should say "unsweetened cocoa", therefore the need to reduce the amount of sugar is unnecessary, as a few people said. If you use sweetened cocoa then you would naturally reduce the amount of sugar. Also, it calls for "sugar", not "powdered sugar". Wouldn't that just be a matter of preference?
Rating: Unrated
12/11/2013
Are you using regular sugar or powder sugar??
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12/01/2013
I want to make this recipe for gifts. Question...do I use regular sugar or powdered sugar? Thanks in advance!
Rating: 4 stars
11/27/2013
Pretty tasty and super easy to make. Much sweeter than store bought, so I would recommend decreasing the sugar about 1/2 a cup if you aren't a fan of super sweet.
Rating: Unrated
06/07/2013
How little we change, really. I considered of this lately when I increased onto the brown set seat of my bike and was packed with the same enjoyment I had on the routes of Drexel Produce, streamers journeying from my bars. http://www.delhiseoconsultancy.info
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06/06/2013
writingandspeaking Its very yammy...i like very much chocolate flavor . i will try this. its to testy . I am waiting your next chocolate recipe . this is outstanding i never try this recipe before that but now i can't wait any more.
Rating: Unrated
01/23/2013
I just made a batch of this Coco Mix and it is truly a perfect mix. Very simple to make and as natural as it can be made. It would be wise to use a premium coco powder when making this. I made mine with Organic Green & Black's Cocoa Powder. Make sure you use powder sugar when making this. Enjoy!
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12/18/2012
I planned on making this and putting it in a Jar for a gift for my kids teachers.What size jar would I need for this exact recipe? A quart?
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12/10/2012
I was in realy need of a cup of hot chocolate on this cold night but didn't have any in the house..... so I do a search and find this one... PERFECT!!! Do not think I will be buying a premade mix again... I did use creamer in the mix only because I wanted to take it to work and milk is not readily available at work, still PERFECT!!!
Rating: Unrated
12/08/2012
great i loved it so much it maid my day the guests were thrilled
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01/24/2011
yikes, that's a lot of sugar .... i make my own too but use 1/3 sugar to 2/3 dark european cocoa powder.
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01/10/2011
i ran out of pre-made hot cocoa, so I looked this up. I will never go back to packaged mixes again! This is so easy, tastes better, and very economical. I recycle my plastic to-go soup containers and store the mix it.
Rating: Unrated
12/28/2010
a few years ago i made hot cocoa mixes as little gifts for friends complete with mugs, marshmallows, and peppermint bark...i went through the trouble of powdered milk and all these other ingredients. this recipe was easy and less hassle! i put everything into a gallon ziploc bag and shook it up. next time i will reduce the salt; it was a little salty for my tastes.