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Homemade Hot Cocoa Mix

Photo: Hector Sanchez; Styling: Caroline M. Cunningham


Total time 5 mins
Yield Makes 1 (2-qt.) jar
A gift of Homemade Hot Cocoa Mix is always a welcomed treat.


  • 1 1/2 cups 53% cacao dark chocolate morsels
  • 1 1/4 cups sugar
  • 1 cup instant nonfat dry milk
  • 2/3 cup dark unsweetened cocoa

How to Make It

  1. Stir together dark chocolate morsels, sugar, instant nonfat dry milk, and cocoa; spoon into 1 (2-qt.) jar. Store at room temperature up to 1 month.

  2. TO MAKE HOMEMADE HOT COCOA: Heat 1 cup milk to 180°; stir in 1/4 cup Homemade Hot Cocoa Mix. Makes 1 serving. Total 5 min.

  3. PACKAGE THE COCOA MIX IN: Weck 9-oz. Juice Jar ($95;