Hot Chocolate Mix

I love taking a classic and elevating it, and this quick hot chocolate mix is so easy and customizable! I recommend making a large batch and storing it in the pantry to use throughout winter. You can also make a few batches of this to give as gifts. Customize with marshmallows, cinnamon or even some chili powder to make it extra special. It’s rich, delicious, and so easy to make.

December 10, 2022
Hot Chocolate Mix

Hot Chocolate Mix

Alissa DiSanto
  • Prep Time
    5 min
  • Cook Time
    5 min
  • Total Time
    10 min
  • Servings
    1 extra-large mason jar
  • Difficulty


  • 2 ½ cups powder sugar
  • 2 ½ cups powdered milk
  • 1 cup cocoa powder
  • 2 tsp corn starch
  • 1 tsp salt


  1. Simply mix all ingredients thoroughly together in a bowl. Store in airtight containers or mason jars.
  2. When ready to use take 2-3 tablespoons of the mix and combine with 8oz of hot water or milk. For when you want to jazz it up – add whipped cream, marshmallows, or your favorite spices.


Things you can create with your hot chocolate mix:

  • Hot chocolate Rice Krispie Treats: Using the standard Rice Krispie treat recipe on the box: Simply add a ½ of a cup of your mix into the melted marshmallows and butter. Add your cereal and stir until fully combined. Off the heat, add a handful or two of extra mini marshmallows, and some chocolate chips (if you have some). I top mine with chocolate sprinkles.
  • Hot Chocolate Popcorn: I’m a huge fan of making all different types and flavors of popcorn. I use one of those popcorn makers on the stovetop. I pop my popcorn as usual with a few tablespoons of butter and a dash of salt. When the popcorn is done, I transfer it to a bowl and sprinkle 3 tablespoons of the mix all over the popcorn while it’s hot. I also add chocolate chips and marshmallows while it’s warm. Toss all together and allow to cool. This also makes a great treat or gift for the winter months!

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