if you're looking for a simple hot chocolate mix without the trans fats, this is it! For each serving, add 1/4 cup cocoa mix to 1 cup hot water, stirring well.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
total:
10 mins
Servings:
16
Yield:
16 servings
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Ingredients

16
Original recipe yields 16 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Mix milk powder, sugar, cocoa, and salt together in a bowl. Transfer mix to an airtight container.

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Nutrition Facts

124 calories; protein 8.7g; carbohydrates 22.5g; fat 0.5g; cholesterol 4.5mg; sodium 139.1mg. Full Nutrition
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Rating: 5 stars
11/09/2020
When you make this, do not mix it with microwaved water. I could never get it to mix thoroughly with microwaved water. On the other hand, water heated in a stovetop tea kettle or an electric tea kettle, it mixes fine! I think I read somewhere (nerd statement) that microwaving water arranges the molecules differently or something. Also, because of watching 2 and a half men, I add a pinch of cinnamon and a pinch of chili powder and yeah, it adds zing! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
07/28/2014
Easy and great to have a mix that is on hand. It needs a bit of vanilla to boost the flavor. Read More
(4)
38 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 20
  • 4 star values: 7
  • 3 star values: 6
  • 2 star values: 3
  • 1 star values: 2
Rating: 5 stars
11/09/2020
When you make this, do not mix it with microwaved water. I could never get it to mix thoroughly with microwaved water. On the other hand, water heated in a stovetop tea kettle or an electric tea kettle, it mixes fine! I think I read somewhere (nerd statement) that microwaving water arranges the molecules differently or something. Also, because of watching 2 and a half men, I add a pinch of cinnamon and a pinch of chili powder and yeah, it adds zing! Read More
(32)
Rating: 5 stars
12/14/2013
Looking for something to put in spaghetti sauce jars I've been saving all year for Christmas gifts and choose hot cocoa. After looking at lots of recipes and comments I chose this one because of its simplicity and preference not to use powdered creamers (unhealthy and full of ). Unfortunately the cocoa tastes much better with the powdered creamer. However it can be made as is and then add real half-and-half to the cocoa when making it. I increased the sugar to 1-1/2 cups increased the cocoa powder to 2/3 cup and added 2 cups powdered creamer. I also blended all the ingredients in a food processor to make more refined. Next I'm going to try a batch and add crushed up candy canes while in the food processor. Thanks for the great recipe! Read More
(24)
Rating: 5 stars
02/23/2013
Made this for my boys this morning and they loved it! It wasn't too sweet (like most mixes we have) and was great for a rainy cold morning. Will make again! Read More
(23)
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Rating: 5 stars
01/22/2014
Very good and easy! I took note of what a previous reviewer said about cheaper powdered milk being more granular and since the cheap stuff is what I had on hand I put the dry milk in the blender first and made it into a nice fine powder. Then I blended the rest of the ingredients in with it (I also used powdered sugar instead of granulated). My husband usually turns up his nose at homemade cocoa mix but I think with the smooth texture of this method he might actually approve (and hooray for going without the artificial sweeteners and other garbage they hide in the store-bought stuff!) Read More
(19)
Rating: 5 stars
11/19/2013
I really try to follow directions exactly then if my personal preference differs adjust. The recipe prepared as written is indeed wonderfully chocolatey but I needed to adjust to suit me by adding another 1/2 cup powered milk. That made the beverage perfect for me perfect relation sweet and chocolate to the milk. I absolutely concur I do want chemical other stuff in my hot cocoa thank you so much for sharing. Read More
(16)
Rating: 5 stars
09/14/2013
We use milk to make our hot cocoa so I decreased the powdered milk to 1 packet (roughly 1 1/4C). I also increased the cocoa and sugar to 1C each. We use 2 heaping spoonfuls per mug of hot milk. Fantastic! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/30/2014
This is a yummy recipe. I didn't have high quality dry milk but once i mixed it all together i put it in the food processor until it got very powdery and it was easier to dissolve. I used about 3 tablespoons of it in an medium sized mug. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/08/2014
This is a good alternative to the store brands just simple ingredients. It works better if blend the dry ingredients in the blender. The milk powder will dissolve better when you make the hot chocolate. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
07/28/2014
Easy and great to have a mix that is on hand. It needs a bit of vanilla to boost the flavor. Read More
(4)
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