Last year when I first started being a “committed” blogger :) I posted this very simple three-ingredient recipe for homemade cocoa mix. I tinkered with my photo and thought I’d share it again since many of you were not readers at this time last year! Thanks for being here and I hope you enjoy this recipe! 

Recently I got to thinking about all the artificial “stuff” that’s in my favorite packaged hot cocoa mix {hydrogenated oils, corn syrup and whatnot} and figured there’s a better way to enjoy this cozy treat. Enter my take on this simple recipe with only three ingredients. I’m sold!



Homemade Hot Cocoa {or Hot Chocolate}

Makes about 5 3/4 cups mix or 92 eight-ounce servings

3 1/2 cups white or turbinado sugar
2 1/2 cups 100% cocoa
1 Tbsp. table salt

Gently stir ingredients until combined. Store in an airtight container or…

…make it into Christmas gifts! I divided the mix into four clear bags and put them in little buckets that I found in the Dollar Spot at Target. Then I tied some ribbons (also a Dollar Spot find) around the handle just to give them a little color and stuck some peppermints and Andes mints on top. On regular address labels I printed these instructions:

Homemade Hot Cocoa
Microwave one cup of whole milk just until hot.
Add two tablespoons {or so} cocoa mix and stir.
Top with mints or marshmallows. Enjoy!

*You can reduce the amount of salt if it’s too much for your tastes or play around with the ratio of sugar to cocoa to your liking.

Shared at Balancing Beauty and Bedlam’s Tasty Tuesday, Growing Home, A Merry, Meaningful ChristmasTime Warp Wife and The Better Mom

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Hi, I'm Jenn! I'm an "unstuffy" pastor's wife and mom to four amazing and active children. My desire is to equip you with the resources, tools and encouragement you need to learn God’s Word and apply it to your life so you can teach the Word to your children in a way that has a lasting impact! I want to help you turn good ideas into good practices so that you feel confident, by the grace of God, in carrying out the many vocations you have been called to as a Christian woman. Read more on my about page!

9 Comments on Three-Ingredient Hot Cocoa Mix – A Simple, Delicious DIY Christmas Treat!

  1. Stopping by from The Better Mom. I have been searching for a Hot Cocoa recipe that doesn’t call for powdered sugar (since I can’t stand the taste of it and it’s expensive where I live). I am totally using this for Christmas gifts this year!! Blessings from Croatian: A Little R & R:

  2. I love hot chocolate! BUT, with baby in tow, it gives me terrible indigestion. I guess I’ll just have to wait until she arrives to pick that and my occasional cup of coffee back up. :)

    • Ooh, that’s a bummer that you get indigestion from hot chocolate! I got it from spicy foods :P I hope you do enjoy the recipe when baby girl comes ;)

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