Hot Cocoa Mix – Homemade Gift

 In Cooking with KAKE, Drinks, Easy, Recipes

Growing up my mother always had hot cocoa mix in the cupboard. It is a perfect sweet treat. This hot cocoa mix can be added to hot water. It doesn’t need milk because there is powdered milk in the mix. 

It is important to use hot water because the creamer will not dissolve in cold water. If you want lukewarm hot cocoa, just mix with hot water and add an ice cube once the mix is dissolved in the water. 

I am not usually particular about brand name foods, but Mary Sheldon says that you must use Nestle Nesquick brand chocolate flavor powdered drink mix. 


Hot Cocoa Mix - Homemade Gift

Hot Cocoa Mix - Homemade Gift

Yield: 16 Cups
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes

This Hot Cocoa Mix is easy to make. When mixed into hot water it makes a super creamy cup of hot cocoa. The mix is shelf stable and makes a fun gift.


  • 9 Cups Powdered Milk
  • 4 Cups Nestle Nesquick Chocolate Drink Powder
  • 2 Cups Non-Dairy Creamer Powder (like Coffeemate)
  • 1 Cup Powdered Sugar
  • 1/2 Cup Cocoa Powder
  • 1 1/4 teaspoon table salt


In a large bowl, mix all ingredients.

Transfer the mix to an air tight container. The mix will keep up to three months. To make hot cocoa, combine 1 cup hot water with 2/3 cup of the mix. You can add more or less mix to taste.

For a free printable instructions to include when sharing the hot cocoa mix click here.


I am not usually brand specific, but this recipe has only been tested with Nestle Nesquick chocolate drink powder.

It is important to use hot water when using the mix because the powdered creamer will not dissolve well in cool water.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 25 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 219Total Fat: 3gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 6mgSodium: 287mgCarbohydrates: 38gFiber: 1gSugar: 33gProtein: 10g

Nutrition information is provided as a courtesy and may not be completely accurate.



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