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Hot Chocolate Mix

on December 4, 2013

I love winter!

While I was growing up, our family had a lot of fun outside in the winter: skiing, skating, snowmobiling.

This is a picture of me having fun outside in the winter at Grandma and Grandpa’s farm with their dog, Sport, who is obviously protecting me from anyone who would try to steal that pinwheel!

me and sport on snowbank

I’m 5 years old in this picture and I could have used some of this hot chocolate!!

This recipe is not from Grandma.

It’s a very old  recipe – it comes from my seventh grade Home Economics class! Ha!

My teacher for that class gave me a lot of recipes that I still use today.

I don’t have the original recipe card so I’ll just type it out.

Here is the recipe as I made it:

Hot Chocolate Mix

1 8 quart box of powdered milk

1 6 ounce jar or non-dairy creamer

1 pound box of instant chocolate (not unsweetened cocoa)

1/2 cup powdered sugar

Mix all together and store in a large container.

Place 1/3 cup of mix in a large cup or mug.

Add boiling water, stir and drink.


I measure all the ingredients into a large container and shake it until it’s well mixed.


Put 1/3 cup of mix into a cup, fill with boiling water, stir and that’s it!


Marshmallows or whipped cream are great for adding even more creaminess.

My sister’s family makes this with hot milk instead of boiling water and that’s really good, too.


Our family goes through a lot of this mix every winter.


It makes a great holiday gift packaged with a mug and some marshmallows or candy canes.

Don’t forget the instructions!


10 responses to “Hot Chocolate Mix

  1. […] not include some Hot Chocolate Mix – a recipe that I had on the blog in […]

  2. […] in a nice tin or cellophane bag tied with a pretty ribbon, and giving it as a gift with a batch of Hot Chocolate Mix. That would make a very nice […]

  3. […] from childhood. I made it often for my own kids when they were growing up, but we also have the Hot Chocolate Mix recipe that I got in my 7th grade Home Ec class, so this recipe was only for special occasions. […]

  4. […] are PERFECT with a nice hot cup of something: coffee, tea, Hot Chocolate Mix, Russian Tea, Viennese Coffee, Instant Cappuccino Coffee, Grandma’s Cocoa, apple cider, […]

  5. […] Homemade Marshmallow Hearts in Hot Chocolate. These marshmallows would be perfect with either Hot Chocolate Mix or Grandma’s […]

  6. […] the day. I have more beverage recipes on the blog that you and/or your college student might enjoy: Hot Chocolate Mix, Instant Cappuccino Coffee, Viennese Coffee, Russian Tea, or even Pumpkin Spice Creamer. All of […]

  7. […] exhaustion – just relax. Maybe try one of the following warm, comforting, and cozy ideas: Hot Chocolate, Russian Tea, Grandma’s Cocoa, Hot Cranberry Drink, Wassail, or Hot […]

  8. […] These cookies are great with an afternoon cup of Spiced Mocha Mix, Grandma’s Cocoa, or Hot Chocolate. […]

  9. […] this pumpkin bread with a nice cup of coffee or a nice cup of hot apple cider or even a nice cup of Hot Chocolate. Who cares how you decide to enjoy it? Just make this spicy Pumpkin Bread and enjoy the fall and […]

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