My youngest son is absolute hot cocoa fiend. As soon as the weather is cool enough (by his standards) he is in the kitchen making his cocoa. Don’t get me wrong. I like it occasionally, but nearly as often as he does! This recipe was born out of necessity one night when we ran out of the mix. So, here we go with the super simple hot cocoa mix with creamer. You can make it without the creamer, but I personally think it is so much better with it.
It is also really simple to make on your own as well. In fact, how about some homemade cocoa for Christmas gifts? They are really cute packaged with a fun mug. It’s a fun teacher gift, coworker gift, you name it, they will love it! Plus, could it be any easier? Read along and you will see just how simple it is.
This mix uses 4 ingredients- powdered milk, powdered coffee creamer, unsweetened cocoa and powdered sugar. That’s it! Most of which you might already have in your pantry. I buy my powdered milk in the bulk section at my local WinCo. It really is so much less expensive that buying it boxed.
I used just the Coffee mate original creamer, but it is also delicious with other flavors as well!
Want to hear how simple it is??
Combine all ingredients in a bowl.
My favorite unsweetened chocolate to use is Hershey’s special dark. It gives such a great color and flavor, at a really great price.
Add in hot water.
Serve with your favorite topping.
In fact, how about enjoying these while you make some fun gingerbread ornaments?
You can package these in Mason Jars, which I am sure you could decorate your jars prettier than I did with mine.
Or put it into a fun holiday cello bag, tie in up and gift with a fun mug!
So, need a quick gift idea or just interested in making your own mix? Try out this super simple, very tasty simple hot cocoa mix with creamer!
Simple Hot Cocoa Mix with Creamer
- 5 cups powdered milk
- 2 1/2 cup powdered sugar you can also use granulated, but I prefer powdered. It blends better.
- 1 cup unsweetened cocoa powder My cocoa of choice is always the Hershey special dark. Use any cocoa you prefer though.
- 1 cup powdered non dairy creamer I used the Coffee mate original, but there are tons of flavors out there to try. Sky is limit here!
- Combine all ingredients in a bowl large enough to mix in. Mix with a wire whisk until well combined. Store in airtight container until ready for use. Add 1/3 cup cocoa to 3/4 cup boiling (or hot) water. Mix well. Top with your favorite toppings. Mine is whipped cream and maybe a little grated chocolate. That's it. My boys will top it with anything and everything. If you are giving it away as a gift, package any way you choose. Your friends, family and coworkers will love you!