Cocoa mix – from scratch

There are plenty of recipes out there for hot chocolate or cocoa mixes – by the way, does anyone know the difference between hot chocolate and cocoa? – but this is just what I mixed up to speed the process of making it from scratch.  It’s so simple, the only reason you might want a more complicated mix is if you don’t want to keep fresh milk on hand.

Cocoa from scratch Mix

makes 60-70 servings

  • 1 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • opt: 1/2 cup instant coffee

Mix and store in a jar.  To make cocoa, put one heaping teaspoon in a mug.  Add just enough water to moisten.  Stir to make a paste and microwave 15 seconds.  Stir in1 cup milk and microwave to desired temperature.

See?  What could be easier?


  1. Microwave? Do health conscious people still use microwaves? 🙂

  2. Hot chocolate has melted chocolate in it. Hot cocoa uses cocoa powder to make the chocolate taste.

  3. Considering we’ve just had a few days over 40C (don’t know the fahrenheit equivalent), i don’t think i’ll be trying this just yet – but will keep it in mind for winter!
    Thanks, Lisa (Western Australia)

  4. Hi, long time reader here – just saw a lovely video today that I thought your girls might enjoy and wanted to share.
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  5. this sounds yummy. I just might have to make some tonight with the wind blowing like it is (40MPH gusts) we could use it. I’m trying to think of another site that has homemade creamers and other things, any ideas?

  6. Elizabeth says:

    Thank you! I just made this………nummy!

  7. Thanks for posting this – my friend’s little guy has a dairy and gluten allergy and she’s trying to find a substitute for hot chocolate with almond milk – off to try it now!

  8. thanks for the idea. I know my kids will like this

  9. mmm, skip the coffee and add hazelnut powdered creamer! Yum-O!

  10. Thanks so much! We are feverishly trying to make all we can from scratch! YAYYY!

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