Instant Hot Chocolate Mix

Instant Hot Chocolate Mix Recipe

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Barbara Cecil


I learned this recipe in the 80's from a dear sweet lady who had 5 children. She couldn't afford to buy instant hot chocolate mixes from the store so she came up with this recipe . I've made it ever since with the exception of two personal tweaks.

If you need to, just double, triple, quadruple the recipe for a crowd or to just have plenty on hand for all winter. It will keep all through the next winter so it has a long shelf life . Just shake it up again before serving .

It makes a great Christmas gift for family, friends & coworkers too . Just be sure to write how much per serving.


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Can Serve A Crowd or Just A Single Serving
10 Min


How to Make Instant Hot Chocolate Mix


  1. Add all ingredients to a gallon jar with a screw on lid and tighten firmly . You can use what you have at home if you don't have a jar so long as it's plenty big enough and the lid is very tight so ingredients won't come out .
  2. Now have some fun and shake shake shake , up down and all round till thoroughly mixed .
  3. Doubling this recipe will give you about one half gallon . Quadruple if you want a whole gallon to serve a crowd, give as gifts. Shake vigorously after each addition to mix thoroughly .
  4. Once mixed put some in a smaller jar with a tight fitting lid for individual servings . Might want to place near your other condiments like sugar , coffee creamer so even the adults can sweeten up their coffee as an added treat .
  5. Add 6 heaping tsp's per cup of hot water or to taste . Add marshmallows , top with whipped cream or cool whip if desired
  6. Store remainder in a cool , dark, dry place away from the sun. Sun will bleach the cocoa if stored over a long period of time .

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About Instant Hot Chocolate Mix

Main Ingredient: Dairy
Regional Style: Southern
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, For Kids

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