Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Homemade Hot Chocolate Mix

It has been really cold and windy here the last couple of days and yesterday we even got a little snow. 
I think it's pretty much a requirement to have hot chocolate ready when the kids come in from playing outside on days like that, isn't it?

And by all means, if you still have a Christmas tray out on your kitchen counter, go ahead and take a picture with it, ok?

The last time I made a batch of hot chocolate mix I tried a recipe from Melanie of Mel's Kitchen Cafe. 
So, so good! I think the addition of ground white chocolate really takes it up a couple notches from 
Swiss Miss. 

Homemade Hot Chocolate Mix

3 cups nonfat dry milk powder
2 cups powdered sugar
1 1/2 cups unsweetened cocoa powder
1 1/2 cups white chocolate chips or finely chopped white chocolate
1/4 tsp salt

Whisk together all ingredients in a large bowl. Working in batches depending on the size of your food processor, pulse the mixture until the chocolate is finely ground. Store in an airtight container for up to three months.

To make hot cocoa, put 1/3 cup of the mixture into a mug and stir in 1 cup hot milk. Top with whipped cream or marshmallows if desired.

Source: Mel's Kitchen Cafe via Brown Eyed Baker originally from Cooks Country

 Have you stopped by A Quilter's Table yet today to see what everyone has been sharing from their table? It's what all the cool kids are doing!


  1. I'll confess that I drink hot chocolate almost every evening. With marshmallows. Ahem.

    Welll, anyways, thanks for this great recipe! I've tried homemade cocoa mix before and have yet to find one that I really like. I should give this one a try! I think my problem is that I have this issue with knowing how much sugar goes into something like this, so I always try to cut back on the sugar (a lot) and it always ends up tasting like plain bitter cocoa powder. I should just go nuts and use the full amount and be amazed, right???

  2. Toni! What are you trying to do to me?? I submit my first Weigh in Wednesday post... to then see this on my GReader. Ahh! You are such a big meanie. :P

  3. haha! This sounds amazing!! I haven't made cocoa in years - thanks for the reminder of how good it is!!

  4. mmmm. That sounds yummy. I keep meaning to try to make my own hot chocolate mix... I think this is a sign. :)

  5. Yummy! The best part is I think I have everything on hand to make this. :)

    Thanks for sharing!

  6. Yummy! But Erin sucked me in to her weigh along too... although I'm not starting til after dad's birthday in 2 weekends time, wonder how many mugs of hot chocolate I'd have to drink before then to use this up... ;o)

  7. Trying this soon! I've only done Hot Chocolate with Milk & Chocolate Chips so I'm intrigued as to how this will taste. Can't wait. :)

  8. Ooh, you even put your homemade marshmallows in? Yummmmy!