Homemade Instant Hot Chocolate Mix


Hot chocolate mix takes just seconds to make, and you may already have everything you need in the pantry. Just make sure one of those things is a very high quality cocoa powder.

20 servings


  • 1 cup unsweetened cocoa powder

  • 1 ½ cups white sugar

  • 1 teaspoon fine salt

  • 1 pinch cayenne pepper


  1. Place cocoa, sugar, salt, and cayenne in a bowl. Whisk until thoroughly combined. Store in glass jars.

Cook's Note:

A high quality Dutch processed cocoa makes the best hot chocolate.

To make hot chocolate, whisk in 2 tablespoons hot chocolate mix per cup of hot milk.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

68 Calories
1g Fat
17g Carbs
1g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 20
Calories 68
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 1g 1%
Saturated Fat 0g 2%
Sodium 89mg 4%
Total Carbohydrate 17g 6%
Dietary Fiber 1g 5%
Total Sugars 15g
Protein 1g
Calcium 6mg 0%
Iron 2mg 9%
Potassium 67mg 1%

* 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.