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Hot Cocoa Mix

This creamy hot cocoa mix will warm you up on those cold, blustery days.

This creamy hot cocoa mix will warm you up on those cold, blustery days. #ReadyNutrition

Because hot cocoa is synonymous with cold weather, I often make up large batches of cocoa mix for the family to enjoy. It is a great way to warm up and make that harsh weather a little more bearable (It is also a great way to use up the powdered dry milk that I have in the pantry). For the coffee lovers, add some instant coffee granules to add a little more punch to this tasty concoction.

If you’re looking for a low-cost gift to give your child’s teachers this year, make up a batch of this cocoa mix and add it to a decorated mason jar and voila! The teachers will love this gift that keeps on giving!

Hot Cocoa Mix

  • 3 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 cup dry milk powder
  • 1 cup powdered non-dairy creamer
  • 1 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons cinnamon
  • 1/4 cup instant coffee granules, optional
  • broken peppermint pieces, sprinkles, mini chocolate chips or mini marshmallows

Makes 4 cups


  1. In a large bowl, combine sugar, milk powder, creamer, cocoa, and instant coffee. Mix together until well blended. Store in a sealed container.
  2. To serve, Heat a cup of water per serving (or milk, for a creamier taste.) Stir in 2 to 3 heaping teaspoons of cocoa mixture.

This article was originally published at Ready Nutrition™ on November 30th, 2012