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.

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

  1. 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 ;)

  2. 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:

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