Instant Hot Chocolate Mix

  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Total Time: 5 mins
  • Yield: 5cups
  • About This Recipe

    “I like to add this to my “Christmas Sampler Basket” I give as gifts to friends at Christmas.”


  • 3cupsinstant nonfat dry milk powder
  • 2 1/2 cups semisweet chocolate morsels or 2 1/2 cups mint chocolate chips or 2 1/2 cups butterscotch chips or 2 1/2 cupsmilk chocolate chips
  • 1 1/2 cupsmini marshmallows
  • Directions

  • Place half the milk and chips in a food processor and whirl until finely ground-you may need to scrape the sides once or twice, and don’t whirl past finely ground or your going to get clumps.
  • Repeat.
  • Put all ingredients in a large bowl and mix well.
  • Put in any size jar you want and attach: To make 1 cup place 3 heaping Tablespoons of mix in a mug, add 3/4 cup boiling water and stir.
  • Reviews

  • “This was a great and very easy recipe!I used leftover chocolate chips, butterscotch chips, vanilla chips, and peanut butter chips all together and it was excellent flavor enjoyed by all.I can’t wait to try it with just the individual chips alone.One awesome recipe!Thanks for posting.”

  • “This is great! Another easy gift idea, and tastes good because I tried it before I packed the jars for the”

  • “Prepared as written with Nestle semi-sweet chocolate chips, making sure not to “whirl past finely ground” so as to prevent clumps.Nobody finished a single cup — not even half!They refused to drink it.A total waste of ingredients. Sorry.”

  • “Comfort Cafe 2009 PERFECT meld of chocolate and milk taste.I had leftover chocolate chips, some milk, some dark, and some mint.I used a bit of the dark and the milk for batch 1.As we are at temps of 0 here and witht he wind chill below 0, this came out to be perfect timing for DS bringing in the wood for the fireplace. I will be making abtch later today with the mint chips to add in some kick butt flavors. THANK YOU!This actually is quite cost effective as I have everything on hand and I love the milk better than the creamer.Thank you”

  • “Delicious and easy!I also picked it for it’s ingredients.The kids loved helping to make this too.”

  • “Simple and straightforward recipe. I made mine into a Mexican Hot Chocolate by adding spices and omitting the marshmallows. Like the others, I chose it because it used dry milk powder instead of pudding mix or dry creamer.”

  • “I was really excited about trying this recipe with all the good reviews.I don’t know if it was my food processor or what, but it made a huge mess.That is the only negative comment I have.Be SURE and mix it well until the chips are finely ground.I thought I had mixed it enough and made a cup, it did not taste very good, so I picked the marshmallows out and re-ground the milk and chips…that made all the difference in the world.”

  • “Awesome!I agree with a previous reviewer that I picked this recipe since there was no coffee mate or Quick as ingredients.I made mine with white chocolate chips.It tasted better than the “gourmet” hot white chocolate I received last year for christmas.I think next time I will add a candy cane to the food processor when I am grinding the chips.”

  • “The first reason I chose this recipe is that there are no fakey ingredients w/ hydrogenated junk (coffee creamer) or preservatives (nestle quik or similar).Second, it’s easy and third, it tastes great!Thank you for a REAL hot chocolate recipe!”

  • “Fantastic and simple.I halve the recipe and add one package each of nonfat sugarfree instant chocolate and vanilla pudding mix.Once all finely ground it fits perfectly in an old 26oz. Swiss Miss container.I’ve even substituted butterfinger bars for the chocolate chips…incredible!Thank you so much…it is now a pantry staple!”

  • “I’m making this with mint choc chips for my daughters this Christmas.Like their mom, they are choc/mint lovers.I hope they like this as much as I did!Great gift idea DiB – thanks.”