Mix and Match DIY Hot Cocoa Mix

hot cocoa in a cup

Basic Hot Cocoa Mix Recipe

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups nonfat dry milk powder
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa
  • 1/2 cup mini semisweet chocolate chip (can use regular size)
  • 1/2 cup powdered nondairy creamer
  • 1/8 tsp. salt
  • mini marshmallows to float on top

Directions:

Combine all ingredients in a large bowl and mix well. Keep in an airtight container.

To prepare the mix, spoon 4 generous tablespoons of cocoa mix into your cup. Add boiling water and mix well. Top with mini marshmallows.


Hot Cocoa Mix Variations

Minty Hot Cocoa

Substitute 1/2 cup of Andes Mint Baking Chips for the semisweet chocolate chips. Top with crushed candy canes instead of mini marshmallows if they’re in season.

 Snickerdoodle Cocoa 

Substitute 1/2 cup of vanilla baking chips for the semisweet chocolate chips. Add 2 tsp. of cream of tarter, 2 teaspoons of cinnamon and 1 teaspoon of nutmeg to the basic mix. 

Peanut Butter and Chocolate Cocoa

Substitute 1/2 cup of peanut butter baking chips for the semisweet chocolate chips.

Christmas Cocoa

Substitute 1/2 cup of pumpkin spice non-dairy creamer for the regular non-dairy creamer.

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