Hot Chocolate Mix!

Whip up  your own  supply of instant hot cocoa mix  in  just a few short minutes.
Homemade Hot Chocolate  Mix

Homemade Hot Chocolate  Mix

By  Sue Lau | Palatable Pastime

Disclaimer: Although I have received compensation and/or product from the event sponsors, all opinions and relevant recipe content are my own.

Welcome to the third annual #Choctoberfest!  Allison over at the Pintertest Kitchen has put together another great event with wonderful prizes from our event sponsors that you can  sign up to win in the drawing. Imperial Sugar have outdone themselves (yet again) with a boatload of sweetness for both prizes and providing product for the bloggers to work with. As well, other sponsors have pitched in to help, including Barlean’s, Rodelle, and Davis Chocolate.
Homemade Hot Chocolate  Mix
For my recipe today, I want to start off  as I have done before, with one  of my favorite ways to break into the cool weather season with a cup of  hot chocolate. I’ve loved  hot chocolate since I was born I think! Last year I did a recipe for French Hot Chocolate using chocolate bars.  You can revisit that recipe here: —>>>French Hot Chocolate: Le Chocolat Chaud. The one last year was remarkably rich- I made that  in a bistro pot (which is sort of  like a small French press). But I  don’t always have time for that, so I like to have something I can just grab, nuke some water or milk and go. But oh crikey, I do NOT like buying the stuff in those little envelopes. It really does need doctoring every time, and they charge an arm and a leg for it. With this recipe you can mix it up in a jar, and tinker with it if you like a little more chocolatey or like it more creamy, or leaning more towards either mocha or vanilla. You could even add a pinch of red pepper. Some people like that although I never did really get on board with that (and I do like spicy things!)
Homemade Hot Chocolate Mix with product
If you have  problems locating either the powdered vanilla or the tiny dry marshmallows, you can  check sources online, or drop me  a line and I can see if I can help you locate it in your area. Or worse to  worse, you can add a little vanilla extract and soft  marshmallows when you make it. I have no clue why one day you can get these things at Wal-Mart, and the very next you have to do a scavenger hunt at gourmet stores. Hopefully you know where to get all of this stuff already.



Over 70 bloggers are participating in #Choctoberfest 2017 and will be posting 200+ chocolate recipes over the next week. Keep your eyes peeled, visit any of the blogs listed below, or use the #Choctoberfest hashtag on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook to follow along. You can also check out our #Choctoberfest Pinterest board, where we post chocolate recipes all year long.

You can also enter to win our #Choctoberfest prize pack. Thank to our amazing sponsors who are contributing the following items for the prize:

  • $100 gift card to Williams Sonoma or Sur La Table from our gold sponsor Imperial Sugar
  • 1 case of granulated white sugar (40 pounds), 1 case of light brown sugar (24 pounds), 1 case of dark brown sugar (24 pounds), and 1 case of powdered sugar (24 pounds) from our gold sponsor Imperial Sugar
  • 16 oz Barlean’s Butter-Flavored Coconut Oil, 9.52 oz canister of Chocolate Silk Greens, and 8oz bottle of Essential Women Omega-Swirl Chocolate Mint from our silver sponsor Barlean’s
  • 300-piece Lindt LINDOR Truffles gift bag (you choose the flavors!) from blog sponsors The PinterTest Kitchen

This prize pack is valued at over $450! To enter, simply follow participating sponsors and bloggers using the below giveaway widget.

click here——->>>>A Rafflecopter Giveaway<<<——-

Homemade Hot Chocolate Mix

Homemade Hot Chocolate Mix

  • Servings: 14
  • Difficulty: easy
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Homemade Hot Chocolate  Mix
Yield: 14 one cup servings


  • 4 cups powdered dry milk
  • 1-1/2 cups Rodelle  unsweetened baking cocoa
  • 1-1/2 cups Imperial powdered sugar
  • 1/4 cup vanilla powder
  • 1 tablespoon instant espresso or instant coffee granules
  • 3 ounce jar dried mini-marshmallows


  1. Stir together ingredients and store in an airtight container.
  2. To use, mix 1/2 cup hot chocolate mix with 3/4 cup hot water, and stir until thoroughly blended.

From the kitchen of

Stay tuned to see the delicious recipes bloggers have cooked up using Imperial Sugar and Barlean’s products. Thank you also to Davis Chocolate and Rodelle for being #Choctoberfest shoutout sponsors! Watch Instagram and Facebook to find out more about about their chocolate products.

Here is a complete list of all the bloggers participating in #Choctoberfest 2017.

Click on the frog hop button to be transported to a link-up showing  off the recipes,

or visit selected sites through the links below.

The PinterTest KitchenFix Me a Little LunchSavory MomentsCrumbs in my MustachioHouse of Nash EatsBake It With LoveThat RecipeHardly A GoddessCooking With CarleeA Kitchen Hoor’s AdventuresBody RebootedCindy’s Recipes and WritingsThe Redhead BakerFaith, Hope, Love, & Luck Survive Despite a Whiskered AccompliceSweet CoraliceSeduction in The KitchenCooks&Books&RecipesEveryday EileenUnder My Apple TreeFamily Around The TableBottom Left of the MittenThe Spiffy CookieFairyburgerJoin Us, Pull up a ChairJonesin’ For TasteJane’s Adventures in DinnerTake Two TapasJennifer BakesThe Unlikely BakerHostess At HeartKaren’s Kitchen StoriesKate’s Recipe BoxKelly Lynns Sweets and TreatsWildflour’s Cottage KitchenChocolate SlopesLittle House Big AlaskaMakes, Bakes and Decor2 Cookin MamasThat Skinny Chick Can BakeBooks n’ CooksMildly MeanderingLiving IdeasRestless ChipotleGet the Good Stuff!The Weekday GourmetAn Affair from the HeartWest Via MidwestCookie Dough and Oven MittThe Bitter Side of SweetCookaholic WifeDaily Dish RecipesFor the Love of FoodThe Saucy SouthernerCook’s HideoutBy the PoundsTramplingrose: Cooking, Baking & Ranting in Small-Town South DakotaSarah Cooks the BooksChef Sarah ElizabethFantastical Sharing of RecipesSarah’s Bake StudioThe Pajama ChefFrankly EntertainingLong Distance BakingPalatable PastimeThe Freshman CookThe Food Hunter’s Guide to Cuisine ♥ A Day in the Life on the FarmWendy PolisiTampa Cake GirlMy Southern Sweet ToothCanning and Cooking at HomeFull Belly SistersSuperSizeGuy.comOur Good LifeThe Life Jolie ♥
Homemade Hot Chocolate Mix

My #Choctoberfest recipes from last year in case you’re interested:

Caramel Apple Brownie Cookies

Asian Meatballs with Chocolate Satay  Sauce

Eerie Eyeball Cookies

French Hot Chocolate: Le Chocolat  Chaud

Even more Chocolate Recipes:

Banana Chocolate Chip Bundt Cake

Peanut Butter Wingdings

Oreo Truffles

Caramel Car Bomb Brownies

7 responses

  1. I used to keep a similar recipe made up, and to give as gifts. I’m glad you reminded me. This makes excellent gifts, accompanied by some cute mugs.

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