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Homemade Hot Cocoa Mix

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Rating: 5/5
6 reviews
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ready in: under 30 minutes
serves/makes:   12

recipe id: 46886

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2 cups nonfat dry milk powder
3/4 cup sugar
1/2 cup cocoa powder
1/2 cup powdered non-dairy creamer
1 dash salt


In large mixing bowl combine all ingredients; blend well. Store in tightly covered container.

Single serving: Combine 1/4 cup mix and 3/4 cup boiling water in cup or mug; stir to blend. Add marshmallows to hot cocoa, if desired.

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104 calories, 1 grams fat, 22 grams carbohydrates, 5 grams protein per serving. This recipe is low in sodium. This recipe is low in fat.
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We use this recipe all the time. Be careful to use hot, but not boiling water or the milk clumps up. This is excellent with a little vanilla, crushed candy cane, a little cinnamon,or instant coffee!

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REVIEW: 5 star recipe rating
I've tried 2 other home made hot cocoa recipes, but this one is definitely the BEST. Two big, puffy marshmallows on top make it perfect. To whoever submitted this recipe: Thank you.
J.J. Smith

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REVIEW: 5 star recipe rating
In looking for a good Hot Cocoa mix I tried four different recipes and this one won out unanimously even over some very popular recipes.

I do, though, add a little more cocoa powder to balance out the sweet milkiness. I also ran the mix through the blender a bit to pulverize the dry milk and help it to dissolve better. Don't run it through to much though or it with be not as milky! Oh, and if you do blend it then make sure to measure the mix by spooning it into a measuring cup like flour or the measurement will be off.

All in all this is a great recipe for Hot Chocolate and sure beats the packaged stuff which won't taste nearly as good after trying this!

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Oct 12, 2008

REVIEW: 5 star recipe rating
The hot chocolate tastes Great! I love it!

Guest at

REVIEW: 5 star recipe rating
I thought this recipe was fabulous!!!! it is creamy and smooth. I used a food processer to get a fine texture of the mixture. it is awesome!!! thanks a bunch

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REVIEW: 5 star recipe rating
I made this originally as part of Christmas gift baskets. Saved the excess for home use. My 11-yr old likes it better than the Swiss Miss she's been drinking her whole life. I have to make more now!!

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Nov 29, 2005

REVIEW: 5 star recipe rating
I remember my mother making this recipe for my teachers as christmas gifts (25 years ago). It was always a BIG hit. It's inexpensive and tastes really good. We would also include a small baggie full of mini marshmallows and a handwritten recipe for the hot chocolate tied around the neck of the mason jar

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