Make your own Homemade Hot Cocoa Mix with just a few ingredients. No need to purchase store bought envelopes. Perfect for keeping on hand during cold weather.
Hot Cocoa Mix
Cold weather has arrived. My kiddos really like to enjoy a nice cup of hot cocoa after school. I normally will purchase individual packets when they are on sale. This past week while doing my grocery shopping, there were no sales to be had. One box of cocoa does not go very far in my house. Rather than purchasing the over priced box of envelopes, I decided to just make this larger canister for the kiddos to use for the next week. Yes, it goes super quick with this large family.
This recipe was perfect. Sweet but not overly sweet. The powdered sugar and the powdered milk really gave the hot cocoa a nice texture. The kiddos really enjoyed it and had no issues scooping the correct amount for each of their cups. The only complaint I received was the tiny marshmallows were not present. I plan to pick up one of those small canisters of the fake marshmallows to add to the next batch to satisfy the kiddos.
I had everything right in my pantry to whip up this batch. Super simple and just a few minutes time and I had an inexpensive batch of Homemade Hot Cocoa Mix. Please note, NO Vanilla is needed for this recipe even know it is in the ingredient shot, I was a bit flaky and rushed when I snapped this picture, lol.
2 1/2 cup Powdered Milk
2 1/2 cup Powdered Sugar
1 cup Cocoa Powder
2 tsp Cornstarch
1 tsp Salt
Combine all ingredients in food processor or blender and pulse to blend together.
Store in airtight container.
Combine 1/3 cup mix with 3/4 cup of very hot water and stir until dissolved.
Add whipped topping or marshmallows if desired.
I am looking forward to the savings that I will have this fall and winter. No need to purchase the pricey envelopes when I find no real sale.
Looking for other homemade mixes? If so be sure to check out these other super simple recipes that will save you some $$’s.