Homemade Hot Cocoa Mix
A recipe for how to make homemade hot cocoa mix. Just add hot water or milk! Great as an edible food gift for friends and family.
Oh boy do I love hot cocoa. And that’s never going to change. I’ve got WAY many childhood memories and nostalgia tied up into a piping hot cup of cocoa with marshmallows on top. It’s the perfect treat for a cold night, paired with snuggles on the couch and a good movie. I feel cozy inside just writing that.
When I’m at a hotel and see a packet of hot cocoa mix, I’ll usually make myself a cup, driven by my previously mentioned nostalgia. Though I have to admit that I cringe when I read the list of ingredients on the back. Most store-bought hot cocoa mixes have hydrogenated oils, preservatives, and other undesirable things in them. The good news is when you make it at home, none of that gets included, and the results are still delicious. Just keep the hot cocoa mix in the pantry and add hot water (or milk) whenever you want some homemade hot cocoa.