3 Ingredient Homemade Hot Chocolate Mix

This 3 ingredient Homemade Hot Chocolate Mix, with optional espresso, is easy to whisk together, contains no dry milk, and is a fun winter staple or gift to give during the holidays.

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And if you’re up for it, make this Homemade Hot Chocolate Mix with a dash of espresso for an unexpected, delicious twist!

Seriously, we love it with added instant espresso!

When the first snowflake falls… or the days suddenly turn brisk and chilly, this hot chocolate mix is absolutely divine to have on hand. Ready for cozy nights by the fire, sledding parties, and, as mentioned, for giving as gifts.

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It’s incredibly easy to make your own — and so convenient. Not to mention… healthier, as you know which ingredients are really in your mix. Top with marshmallows, whipping cream, or other ideas listed below and enjoy!

This makes a large batch, which is perfect for gifts. Of if you love hot chocolate as we do. Cut the ingredients in half for a smaller batch.

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Homemade Hot Chocolate Mix Ingredients

4 cups powdered sugar
2 1/4 cups unsweetened cocoa (I love dutch-process but any good quality will do)
2 teaspoons fine sea salt
1 – 2 teaspoon instant espresso powder (optional!)

Sifted Ingredients for Homemade Hot Chocolate Mix

How to Make Homemade Hot Chocolate Mix

In a large bowl, sift together powdered sugar, unsweetened cocoa, and sea salt. Store in an airtight container. For a smooth, no lumps texture in the mix, sift the sugar, cocoa, and salt into a large bowl. The extra step is worth it, especially if it’s for a gift.

Individual Mugs of Hot Chocolate

2 tablespoons hot chocolate mix
1 cup warm milk.

Garnishing Ideas: 

  • whipping cream
  • chocolate shavings
  • fudge sauce
  • cinnamon stick
  • candy cane

For larger batches of hot chocolate, warm milk in a saucepan over medium-low heat, stir in 2 tablespoons of hot chocolate mix for every 1 cup of milk.

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Vertical view of 3 Ingredient Homemade Hot Chocolate Mix

3 Ingredient Homemade Hot Chocolate Mix

Yield: 92 servings (6 cups)
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes

This 3 ingredient Homemade Hot Chocolate Mix, with optional espresso, is easy to whisk together, contains no dry milk, and is a fun winter staple or gift to give during the holidays.

Ingredients

  • 4 cups powdered sugar
  • 2 1/4 cups unsweetened cocoa
  • 2 teaspoons fine sea salt
  • 1 – 2 teaspoon instant espresso powder (optional!)

Individual Mugs of Hot Chocolate

  • 2 tablespoons Homemade Hot Chocolate Mix
  • 1 cup warm milk

Instructions

  1. In a large bowl, sift together powdered sugar, unsweetened cocoa, fine sea salt, and instant espresso, if using. This is an important step for a no lumps texture. The extra step is worth it!
  2. After the ingredients are sifted into a bowl, whisk one more time.
  3. Store in an airtight container. 

Notes

Cocoa Powder

Use a good quality cocoa powder. I like dutch-process, but any will be delicious!

Sift the Ingredients

Take the extra 3 or 4 minutes to sift the ingredients together. I use a fine-mesh strainer with a whisk to make the job quick and easy!

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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 96 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 29Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 48mgCarbohydrates: 6gFiber: 0gSugar: 5gProtein: 1g

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