This hot cocoa mix is a staple in my pantry during the winter months, and it makes a great gift. It’s dairy-free, so it even works for people with milk allergies. Here’s the recipe.
Hot Cocoa Mix Recipe
Prep Time: 5 mins
2 cups powdered sugar
1 cup cocoa powder
1 tsp salt
2 tsp corn starch
1 cup dehydrated marshmallows (optional)
If you want the full hot cocoa experience, down to the tiny marshmallows, buy a package of dehydrated marshmallows. I bought this container of Jet-Puffed Mallow Bits at Target for $1.57. It’s enough to make around three batches of my cocoa mix.
Planning to make a bunch of this cocoa mix, so you can give it as gifts? Save money by ordering a big, one-pound bag of dehydrated marshmallows on Amazon.
What You Do:
Mix all the ingredients together, until they’re well combined. Then, transfer your finished cocoa mix to a quart jar. If you added the marshmallows, it’ll fill the jar completely. Tap the jar a few times, if you need to make room for the last little bit.
I print my mix labels on vinyl sticker sheet, so the jars can be washed and refilled over and over. Vinyl is waterproof, so the labels can take washing.
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Stir two tablespoons of hot cocoa mix into one cup of milk (not water). Then, heat your cocoa in the microwave or on the stove.
This cocoa mix doesn’t contain powdered milk, so it’s cheaper to make, and can be enjoyed by people with milk allergies or sensitivities. Just swap a cup of your favorite milk substitute (soy, almond, etc.) for the cup of milk called for.
- 2 cups powdered sugar
- 1 cup cocoa powder
- 1 tsp salt
- 2 tsp corn starch
- 1 cup dehydrated marshmallows (optional)
- Mix well to combine.
- To use: Stir two tablespoons of hot cocoa mix into one cup of milk (not water). Heat in the microwave or on the stove.
- This cocoa mix doesn’t contain powdered milk, so it’s cheaper to make, and can be enjoyed by people with milk allergies or sensitivities. Just swap a cup of your favorite milk substitute (soy, almond, etc.) for the cup of milk called for.
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Be sure to check out my recipe for mulling spice mix, too.