A Homemade cup of Hot Chocolate will warm you up and bring a smile to your face.  I’ve made this recipe (in bulk) for years.  And my son will drink 3-4 cups a day all winter long, no joke. 

Hot Cocoa is wonderful with whipping cream, marshmallows, or even chocolate chips.  Yum!

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120 (8oz) Cups . | Ready in 15 Minutes | Good For a Hot Drink

I love a good cup of Hot Chocolate, and I love the gourmet flavors and brands that are available during the winter months. 

I just don’t always like the cost and that’s where this recipe came into play.  By making my own mix and then doing ad-ins, I can have my favorite gourmet flavors without all the cost.  Win/Win!

Chocolate Mix, Powdered Sugar, Creamer
Hot Chocolate Mix

My son, my picky eater son will drink 3-4 cups a day.  More if I would let him too!  He gets this from his grandmother who often drinks more than this. 

In keeping with the tradition, and memories alive I make sure to keep a good supply of this Hot Cocoa Mix in the pantry.

As you make larger batches, I will mix it up in a double bagged garbage bag and mix the bag, shake the bag, etc.  It’s so much easier in large bulk amounts. 

Then I store it all in a 5 gallon bucket (WOW! – yes really I make that much!) and pull out smaller amounts for the pantry shelf. 

It typically will last most of the winter.

Hot Chocoa Mix

Hot Chocolate Ad-ins

  • Peppermint Hot Chocolate:  Add crushed up candy canes or peppermint disks to your hot cup and the peppermint will melt.  Just like Candy Cane Cocoa!
  • Peanut Butter Hot Chocolate: Throw in a couple of mini Reeces Peanut Butter Cups and stir. Oh yum!  Delish
  • Eggnog Hot Chocolate:  Add 2 Tablespoons of Eggnog to your Hot Cocoa Mix for a delicious creamy Chocolate Nog Cocoa.
  • Vanilla Cinnamon Hot Chocolate:  Add 1/2 tsp Vanilla and a dash of cinnamon to each cup.  Mmm.  Yum!
  • Cookie Hot Chocolate:  Crush your favorite cookies and sprinkle on top of whipping cream for an added touch
  • Chocolate Hot Chocolate:  Add a drizzle of Chocolate Sauce inside your mug.  Trust me, it’s just delicious!

National Cocoa Day ~ December 13th

Who knew?  But drinking a good cup of Cocoa is great any day, especially when the weather is cool and snuggled up by a fire.  

Hot Cocoa and Hot Chocolate are interchangeable for a warm drink made with chocolate, milk, sugar. 

As noted above you can add in so many different flavors to this traditional drink that warms a belly.  Don’t forget to drink a cup and celebrate on December 13th

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Quick Tips

Store Hot Cocoa Mix in an airtight container for a better shelf life.  Fill mason jars for a fun gift and enjoy all winter long.

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Hot Chocolate

The best and creamiest Hot Chocolate Mix. Mix up a batch of Hot Cocoa and share with your friends and family. Not your ordinary cup of hot cocoa, a rich creamy cup.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time2 mins
Total Time17 mins
Devour Dinner
Course: Desserts
Cuisine: American
Calories: 63kcal
Author: Devour Dinner


  • 3 Cup Nestle Chocolate Quick
  • 2 Cup Powdered Sugar
  • 2 Cup Creamer
  • 3 Cup Powdered Nonfat Milk
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 2 Cup Mini Chocolate Chips *Optional
  • Garnish ~ Whipping Cream Marshmallows, Chocolate Drizzle


  • In a large bowl combine Nestle Chocolate Quick, Powdered Sugar, Creamer, Powdered Milk and salt. Stir well to combine.
  • Store in a sealed container. Makes 10 – 12 cups of mix.
  • Heat 8 oz water on stove or in Microwave until desired temperature is reached. Add 3-4 Tablespoons of Hot Chocolate Mix and stir.
  • Garnish with Whipping Cream, Marshmallows, Chocolate Drizzle, crushed candy canes, etc.


If you want a more deep chocolate flavor add 1 extra cup of Nestle Quick Chocolate into mix.
Place in a quart size mason jar and deliver as neighbor gifts. Makes 3 enough mix to fill 3 quart jars.


Serving: 1g | Calories: 63kcal | Carbohydrates: 8g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 2mg | Sodium: 35mg | Sugar: 7g
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