Homemade Hot Chocolate Mix - The Southern Lady Cooks

Homemade Hot Chocolate Mix is delicious and so easy to make! I keep it for months with no problems.  You can double or triple the recipe. I usually double this recipe and keep in a pint jar.  It is wonderful when you want something warm in cold weather and makes a great gift.   Most children love hot chocolate.  Just add some marshmallows or whipped cream on top for a quick treat. There is nothing like a good book and a hot cup of this chocolate mix on a cool fall day or a cold winter afternoon. My entire family loves this recipe and we drink it year round.

Homemade Hot chocolate mix ingredients needed:

White granulated sugar

100% cocoa

Table salt

Last year I made this up in cute little jars of this, added a small bag of marshmallows and peppermint sticks and gave it to the neighbors with their holiday goodie bags. This is a very simple way to give a great gift. I like to double this recipe, make it all up in a big bowl and then spoon it into cute little jars.

If you love to give food gifts for the holidays you may want to add these delicious treats too:

Full recipe below! Don’t forget the whipped cream! 

Homemade Hot Chocolate Mix - The Southern Lady Cooks

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Homemade Hot Chocolate Mix

Judy Yeager
easy recipe!
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Course Drinks
Cuisine American, southern
Servings 10


  • 6 tablespoons white granulated sugar
  • 4 tablespoons 100% cocoa
  • 1/4 teaspoon table salt


  • Whisk the 3 ingredients together and store in an airtight jar or container.
  • Heat 1 cup milk in the microwave and add 1 tablespoon of the hot chocolate mix and stir.
  • This recipe for mix makes 10 cups of hot chocolate
Keyword Homemade Hot Chocolate Mix
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