Homemade Hot Cocoa Mix for #SundaySupper

Hi friends! I hope you had a blessed Thanksgiving and are looking forward to the next few weeks. This is my favorite time of year! Not because of the shopping (seriously, not my thing!) but because people seem to have such big hearts. We are giving and forgiving. We love more unconditionally now, than any other time of year. Homemade gifts (like this homemade hot cocoa mix) and thoughtful tokens mean more than anything you can buy in a store.

Homemade Hot Cocoa Mix

Since they were little, my children helped make this Hot Cocoa mix. We’d get out the biggest bowl we own, a large wooden spoon and start stirring! We always made it to give as teacher gifts, with an extra batch for the house to sip while watching Christmas movies. In the summer, we’d make more (because it doesn’t last very long around here!) to take camping for warm drinks around the fire! I admit, it’s much easier to buy a box with six envelopes of pre-portioned cocoa mix, but it’s not as fun to make and certainly NOT as fun to give!

Homemade Hot Cocoa Mix

Especially if you pair it with an adorable snowman mug! Prepared and put into cute mason jars, this homemade hot cocoa mix is a great gift for the mail carrier, teachers, family, friends or co-workers.

The mix is very customizable too! If you like more chocolate flavor, add more chocolate.  Want it creamier? Add more non-dairy creamer (I think Coffeemate tastes best for this recipe) Too sweet? Use less sugar. You get the idea! Take it and make it your own – that’s what cooking is all about right?

Homemade Hot Cocoa Mix

The best homemade hot cocoa mix you’ll ever find!

  • 1 - 25.6 oz package of Instant Dry Milk
  • 1 - 12 oz jar powdered non-dairy creamer
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 - 24 oz can Nestles powdered chocolate milk mix (i.e. Nestle Quick)

Mix all ingredients together in a huge bowl using a wooden spoon.  How hard is that?  :-)

Makes 20 cups of Cocoa Mix.

To prepare:

Boil water in a kettle or on the stove (or microwave). Stir in 4 TBLS Cocoa mix for every 8 oz (1 cup) hot water. Serve!

This mix will keep for several months in the pantry. Use a container with a air-tight lid. You’ll be set for long nights of Cocoa-y goodness.

P.S. Stirring it into hot coffee = delicious!

How about more ideas for homemade holiday food gifts? The Sunday Supper Tastemakers put together their very best for you! I think you’ll have a hard time deciding which you’d like to make first!

Thanks to Christie from A Kitchen Hoors Adventures for hosting such a fun event!

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What are some of YOUR favorite Holiday Food Gifts to give? Tell me about it in the comments below! I’d love to hear how you celebrate the holidays and what you like to share!

Enjoy! Till next time friends, live life deliciously!

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