Santa's Hot Cocoa Mix

Lori Borgmann


This is the best instant hot cocoa mix I have ever tasted!! I think the malted milk powder is what takes it over the top! YUM!

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Notes from the Test Kitchen:
This hot chocolate mix is creamy and not overly sweet with just the right amount of chocolate. The flavor is a little different and you just can't put your finger on it... I think it's from the malted milk and makes this different than your average hot cocoa. This recipe makes a ton, so it would be great for teachers at the holidays or a hostess gift. To make individual gifts, place mix in a small piping bag, top with mini-marshmallows, tie it closed and attach the directions. Adorable and simple!


1 pkg
8 quarts (about 10 cups) nonfat dry milk
1 pkg
16 ounces sifted powdered sugar
1 3/4 c
unsweetened cocoa
1 1/2 c
instant malted milk powder
1 jar(s)
6 ounces non-dairy powdered creamer


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1Sift the powdered sugar into a large bowl.

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2Combine all ingredients in a large bowl.

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3Store in an airtight container. Makes about 16 cups or enough for 48 - 8-ounce cups of hot cocoa. Garnish with marshmallows or whipped cream!

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4INSTRUCTIONS: Place 1/3 cup of mixture in a mug.

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5Add 3/4 cup of boiling water. Stir to dissolve.

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6Top with marshmallows or whipped cream and enjoy!!

About this Recipe

Main Ingredient: Coffee/Tea/Beverage
Regional Style: American
Collection: Gifts to Give
Other Tag: Quick & Easy