Thanks Mel! How much would you suggest? . most of the recipes were equal parts of dry milk(I used nestle) and powdered sugar and then half cocoa powder(use 2/3c). Hope Santa pulls through for you! The first batch I made with the white chocolate chips but the second I made with vanilla chocolate chips. The first batch was so very bland and watery. I made this just ad printed using same quantities of ingredients. Veronica – I haven’t tried it with water. Thanks for stopping by Rashell . If I wanted to use Stevia, do you know what the amount would be? So, either I need to double the batch next time, or my kids don’t get this as often as me! I know for sure the powdered sugar is 8 ounces, and the cocoa powder is right around 5 ounces and the chocolate chips are 9 ounces…I just don’t know the weight of the powdered milk. Wow, just made this tonight and it was totally delicious. Ingredients 3 cups nonfat dry milk powder ¾ cup white sugar ½ cup unsweetened cocoa powder ⅛ teaspoon salt I made a HUGE batch last year and it’s almost gone now and still tastes fine! What I end up with is a somewhat thick, creamy, chocolatey, chocolate milk. The grocery stores in my area all carry the Ghirardelli white chocolate (here's a visual for reference), and it blends up nicely in this mix. (Daring, right?) I added a tiny bit more white chocolate, but that was mostly to make up for possibly being scant with my 1 1/2 cups. Katherine, the salt is only to balance the sweetness. Did you use equal parts for the 1.5 cups or more of one than the other? I LOVE all of your recipes, you are my go to when I am menu planning each week. In a large bowl, sift the confectioner’s sugar, then the unsweetened cocoa, to get rid of any lumps. That is me being lazy! Same with cocoa powder and white chocolate. Awesome taste! Then I added a splash of milk and it came out frothy, creamy and oh so chocolately – just the way I like it!! Forgot to mention I omitted the white choc as I didn’t have any. If I am partial to dark chocolate, will I like this? I made my mother’s recipe and it was so expensive that I decided we’d just buy the canned mix when it went on sale; but looking at this recipe, I have all the ingredients on hand so I am going to try it. I’ve examined my life and don’t feel the need to force anyone to read (or pay for) what I have to say. Erin – I use the food processor on my Bosch mixer but I have a food processor on my wish list (because the one I have is really small) – it is the one recommended by Cook’s Illustrated: the 12-cup Kitchenaid KFP 750. in cereal this morning. even after adding more milk. My husband just asked me to make more as winter is setting in,. I also found the amount needed in my milk is greatly reduced. when you say “cup”, like in ” 3 cups pf powdered sugar “, how big or small is the cup you are talking about? It makes 20 cups of hot chocolate give or take. Around here (SC), that usually only happens one, maybe two days a year (if that!). It is a really fine powder that you don’t have to blender-ize to make work. So good! Have to tell you…we just ran out of hot cocoa mix and I made this one. Thanks! Its just white chocolate with flavoring. I will also make it as written too so I know how it should taste There’s no such thing as too much hot chocolate mix. It’s so rich and thick and good! However, I have a question. But that’s only my hypothesis since I want to make choco bombs as well as christmas gifts. *If you want an extra creamy cup of hot chocolate, you can swap in some hot milk … I! Hi Ashley. I made it and immediately jarred a gift for my neighbor! Am anxious to try this mix, since we have hit the frigid winter here in Chicagoland! I’m pretty sure my kiddo, who likes a very chocolately glass of chocolate milk, doubles to triples that amount for hers. Thanks for stopping by Michelle . You don’t need to use any coconut milk or almond milk; simply add hot water to this cocoa mix and you’re good to go. Often I just read the recipes for fun (great writing! This is the BEST hot chocolate I’ve ever had!!! Thanks,Mel! I’m adding this to my freezer cooking class recipes! It’s a bit chocolately for my personal taste but my kids loved it. Kinda wish I had made the full recipe now… lol. This year I made yours. I even like it mixed with hot water. We keep this mixed up in our pantry for a month or so at a time. I have the Majestic cocoa and Hershey’s unsweetened cocoa. Oh, and since white chocolate can be kind of pricey, I use the white almond bark that you can get in the grocery store for making candy. How long is it good for if I made a big batch? I doubled this recipe and got about 4 qt jars full. Thanks for posting this gem. Do you think this recipe would work well with Peppermint Bark, in place of the white chocolate? ?Has anyone tried adding malted milk powder to this mix? How long do you think this stays good for after you make it? Then it got forgotten. It tastes great. I put some in Mason jars and it lasted over a year! You’d have to experiment! I found your blog today for the first time, have added you to my reader and plan on nosing around abit if you don’t mind. OK, I could experiment myself but I thought you might save me the time…. I am curious how much or how many oz of girardelli White Chocolate baking bar you use for mix? I haven’t tried it with powdered sugar yet, but I would use the same amounts. This is just what I was looking for! It’s still frigid up here in MN mid-February. to make it sweeter. Here’s what you’ll need: 4 cups powdered milk; 21.8 oz box Nestle Nesquik (you could substitute the homemade … Don’t know what you did wrong. Okay…..I have tried many hot cocoa mixes on Pinterest and have been disappointed but this one? I was introduced to your blog via a friend who made your Cashew Granola, and I ooo’d and ahhh’d over it. Thanks in advance!! Until now. This is definitely a keeper! How much of each coco did you use? Thanks! I hate white chocolate. And I just have to say on a random note- I am so excited to find out what this next little baby will be. Refrigerate. Sounds wonderful Dana! I personally am not a fan on hot chocolate and I hate white chocolate. FYI… the type of cocoa you use will make a difference. Definitely a keeper!!! Christine – it’s actually a little polka dot bucket and I got it on clearance at Hobby Lobby. THANK YOU – THANK YOU – THANK YOU!!!!! THANKS SO MUCH!!! I tweaked the recipe from Mel’s Kitchen Cafe and it was absolutely perfect. A cup of lies and sadness? After all…why would you spend money for n premium ingredients and use water! Katherine – I wouldn’t take the mix out of the bags for the salt. With all I am reading about sweeteners, natve I am better off using sugar. I’m giving this as gifts to my colleagues. Now I have to share it with everyone I know! Dry milk powder is what makes homemade hot chocolate creamy and flavorful. Yay for hot chocolate season (if I’m being honest, it’s hot chocolate season all year long at my house)! I had tried many and they were just awful. but maybe Santa (er, my husband) will take the hint and bring it for Christmas. I have a new baby (along with two other boys) so I am sleep deprived and forgot the salt! However, my husband loves it so as I was whipping up a batch I made him a cup. YUM! Winner! Shook about three minutes. I’d probably try a blender rather than leaving them whole. Did you use the same amount of Splenda (2/3 cup)? Thanks for stopping by, Leslie . Glad to hear! LOL. ).Unlike packaged hot cocoa mixes, this version isn’t based around powdered milk… I make mine with hot water and it is so good! I’m wondering if the quantity needs to be adjusted for this type of powdered milk. And it’s so simple! I found this out by happy accident when I ran out of white chocolate and was desperate for this hot cocoa. I love the addition of the white chocolate in this! Homemade Hot Chocolate Mix is super chocolatey, so easy to mix up and made with simple ingredients! Brands: if you are using a milk powder with a fake/strange after taste, that's going to come through in the hot chocolate. Thanks for the great idea! Sorry there was no measurement – I’ll update the recipe. Or maybe chopped up Andes mint candies? Just saying that powdered sugar did not resolve that issue for me. Bree – that’s not a dumb question at all! Stir to combine. I tried giving this 5 stars but it wouldn’t let me. All went into a recycled. I love baking with and only with Ghirardelli chocolate, but I never heard of the Majestic cocoa. It was very good. I usually use the dry milk that comes in a #10 can. Mostly, I love dark chocolate and joggers (not jogging). Thanks for sharing this wonderful recipe. I love this stuff so much and literally feel a little crazy every time I run out…. I just did a side by side taste test of Alton Brown’s, Jacques Torres’, and your recipe, and yours wins hands down. Thank you for sharing this! I just found your website through Pinterest and I am in LOVE! Please can you tell me roughly how long this would last if I made it and stored it in a jar with the lid on? . For my second batch, I used 3 cups of Anthony’s confectioners erythritol instead of 2 cups confectioners sugar and it was every bit as amazing as the original batch. I used dark chocolate chips, and powdered 1/2 tsp salt before adding it to the mix. Stir to combine. If you add warm milk it makes a great Hot Cocoa too!! Can’t stop laughing at the “Cup of lies and sadness”comment. I would say it is pretty fine….well I will just have to try it again! I also sifted the ingredients as well. I find it hard to believe that so many claim this is the “best hot chocolate ever.” I find it incredibly bland and tasteless. So glad you both enjoyed it! Amazing recipe by the way:). Place ingredients in a pint-sized jar and shake well. I used real mini-white chocolate chips from nutsinbulk.com; the mini size was perfect for this. Hi Victoria. Ditch the storebought hot chocolate mix! Any suggestions? Great recipe, thanks so much. Will it make much of a difference if I use regular unsweetened cocoa powder or do I need to use dutch process? So in your notes it says you use both unsweetened cocoa powder AND Dutch chocolate or dark chocolate cocoa powder too? Thanks!! This sounds great! I made this tonight and it is truly the best hot chocolate I’ve ever had! I pretty much drink it every single day … Nearly year round !! Thank you for this recipe! Thank you, I look forward to trying this. Hi I have been looking into making my own mix and this looks incredible! More then likely I went to the grocery store, didn’t like the price of it, and decided to wait until I found a sale on it. I’ve used Hershey’s, Wilbur, King Arthurs & numerous other “gourmet” brands – basically whatever I have on hand. Thanks for stopping by Nicholas . I tried it with both powdered sugar and granulated sugar and with both it had the foamy chocolate grit problem. I love that it is in bulk so its easy to make it whatever strength you like. Then I food-process all of the ingredients as instructed. I can’t actually remember if I added both cups of sugar, though I feel like I would definitely notice if I didn’t. Whoops! Plan on 1-2 tablespoons (to taste) chocolate milk mix to per 8 ounces of milk. =D Thanks so much, I cannot wait to try it!!! I added mini marshmallows to each of the jars I made and shook them good before sealing them. I don’t want anything with milk or creamer. I was in dire need of a glass chocolate milk and no Quik in the house. I’m going have to try that! I thought that would keep the salt from settling to the bottom of the container. Good luck! Non-dairy creamer has quite a bit of sugar in it, so I don’t know that it’s the best choice for a diabetic diet. I’ll weigh the next time I make it and update the post. Perfecto!! Chocolate milk is one of my absolute favorite drinks, a major indulgence that is usually stopped by the fact that I can’t afford to buy chocolate syrup all that often. Thank you for the recipe and other tips in the comments!!! Yay – so glad you enjoyed the chocolate milk! Take a large mason jar, and add 4 cups of cold milk. To each his/her own, I guess. Maybe next time I’ll use all majestic cocoa. Sounds great – I’ll definitely give it a try! I love this DIY Chocolate Milk Mix. You are going to be quite famous for giving this out as gifts! Mel… I just made this cocoa mix and had a cup. Just wanted to know how long it keeps? Thank You! Required fields are marked *. It is now my go-to spot for recipes. I don’t know how much it weighs but I measure it using a 1 cup measuring cup. After reading nesquik is not gmo free, I’m on a mission to make my own for my toddler! I made two batches today and put them in mason jar’s for my kids’ teachers. My daughter is a Ness Quick junkie and she loves this recipe! That’s a great question, but the times I’ve made it with water, it hasn’t been as rich and creamy. Thanks for this recipe, I love that I have homemade hot cocoa mix! a Winner! What a great idea! Fabulous idea, Jeff! Add a smidge of cinnamon and it’s IMO even better and yes, the sweetener you use effects ratio….I use stevia some and it’s closer to 1:1. Creamy, rich, and extremely delicious. It will definitely always be in my house from now on – no more Nesquick! Essential Ingredients for Homemade Hot Chocolate Mix Dry Milk Powder. I, too, drink at least one (giant!) Im a hot chocolate lover and i usually make the recipe on the back of my hersheys dark chocolate cocoa box, could i use hersheys dark cocoa instead of Dutch process, i do have both tho just in case.. and how ground up do i want the white chocolate chips? By the way, I drink raw milk. I don’t, but I should, darn it! I hope I have more success with added sugar…. Maybe HR did not follow the recipe properly or process the ingredients properly? Thanks for stopping by Teresa . To make gourmet hot chocolate:. I didn’t even bother to put the white chocolate chips in the food processor and they still melted in my hot cocoa. Hello Mel, . Winc Winery & Wine Club $22 OFF + FREE Shipping, Chocolate Avocado Cake With Chocolate Avocado Buttercream Frosting. It certainly looks and smells like your average chocolate milk mix. And wondered has anyone tried it this way and how was the flavor. 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