To me, there is nothing better than hot chocolate. That’s why I love whipping up this Creamy Hot Chocolate Mix at the beginning of each winter. It keeps on the counter all season and is so much better than anything I can buy in the store.
My daughter asked me to make her something we could keep on the counter that would be creamy, like the kind she gets from our local coffee shop. I had a hard time finding something similar in the stores, so I set about to create my own version made with real ingredients and, of course, it had to be extra chocolate-y.
In the past we’ve gone easy peasy with this simple, three-ingredient mix but I was wanted something a little creamier. Powdered milk, confectioner’s sugar, and milk chocolate chips (or chunks) are what makes this creamy hot chocolate mix so perfect! Yum.
With a little playing around I was able to eliminate what I didn’t want in there, like unwanted chemicals, and add in things like cinnamon and extra chocolate pieces. In the end, this recipe was exactly what I was looking for. I think you’ll like it too. Watch the video below and wait until the end for a cute tutorial on snowman marshmallows using Wilton Candy Melts in orange and chocolate.
Creamy Hot Chocolate Mix
Place all ingredients, except chocolate chunks in a large bowl and whisk until well blended.
Stir in chocolate chunks.
Add 3-4 tbsps into a cup and add hot water or milk to your tasting.
Store in an air-tight container.
The ultimate test though was the Hot Chocolate Kid, who gave it two enthusiastic thumbs ups!
Feel free to double and even triple this recipe. It will sit on your counter for a good while, just remember to make note of the expiry date of the powdered milk you bought.
This also makes an excellent gift for friends, teachers, bus drivers, and coaches. Simply fill a jar from the dollar store with hot chocolate mix, tie with a festive ribbon with instructions on the outside and add a Peppermint Candy Cane as a stir stick! Voila! All your gift giving done in one easy recipe and likely under budget too. You’re welcome.