Darlene's Awesome Hot Chocolate Mix

I learned hot to make this in college -- so that is what, 43 years ago? Something like that. Prepackaged dry hot chocolate mix such as you get in the grocery store is way, way expensive. And 43 years ago I don't believe Swiss Miss® existed as a product anyway. This recipe is much less expensive per serving; makes an enormous amount of mix and makes a great Christmas gift.

Prep Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
10 mins
9 quarts


  • 8 quarts powdered milk

  • 1 (2 pound) package powdered chocolate drink mix

  • 2 cups confectioners' sugar

  • 1 (8 ounce) jar powdered coffee creamer, or more to taste


  1. Stir powdered milk, chocolate drink mix, confectioners' sugar, and coffee creamer together in a large container or bowl.

Cook's Notes:

To serve, stir 2 rounded tablespoons chocolate mix with hot boiling water in a mug. Top with mini marshmallows.

Pour mix into mason jars to give as gifts.

Some friends have made this with various flavored creamers such as vanilla or hazelnut.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

261 Calories
12g Fat
28g Carbs
11g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 100
Calories 261
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 12g 15%
Saturated Fat 8g 39%
Cholesterol 40mg 13%
Sodium 171mg 7%
Total Carbohydrate 28g 10%
Dietary Fiber 0g 1%
Total Sugars 26g
Protein 11g
Vitamin C 4mg 18%
Calcium 377mg 29%
Iron 1mg 3%
Potassium 599mg 13%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.