Quick, easy and delicious, this is the best homemade hot cocoa mix you’ll ever try! It’s especially perfect for holiday gift giving!


  • 3 c. dry milk powder (nonfat or whole)
  • 2 c. powdered sugar
  • 1½ c. special dark (or Dutch-process) cocoa powder*
  • 1½ c. white chocolate chunks or chips**
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • 2 tsp. pure vanilla powder***
  • 1 c. mini dehydrated marshmallows (optional)


  1. In a large mixing bowl, whisk together all ingredients. Working in 2-3 batches, pulse the ingredients in a food processor until the chocolate is finely ground. Add mini dehydrated marshmallows if desired, stir to combine. Store the cocoa mix in an airtight container for up to 6 months.
  2. To prepare the hot cocoa, put ¼ cup to ⅓ cup of the mix in a large mug and stir in 1 cup of hot milk or water.

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