Easy Homemade Hot Chocolate Mix Recipe

Store-bought hot chocolate mix can't compare.


Making your own hot chocolate powder takes a little longer than pouring store bought mix into a mug of hot water, but it's worth the extra time. Dutch cocoa powder and baking chocolate give the drink extra richness, while a pinch of salt balances the combination's bitterness and sweetness.

Recipe Facts



Active: 3 mins
Total: 13 mins
Serves: 18 servings

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  • 2 (4-ounce) bars 100% cacao baking chocolate
  • 1 cup Dutch process cocoa powder
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt


  1. Place chocolate bars in freezer until completely frozen, about 10 minute. Remove from freezer, break into rough pieces, and place in food processor with cocoa powder, sugar, cornstarch, and salt. Process until completely powdered, about 1 minute. Transfer to airtight container and store in cool, dark place for up to three months.

  2. To make hot chocolate, combine 1 to 2 tablespoons mixture (or more if desired) with 1 cup boiling milk. stir or whisk until combined. To thicken further, return to heat and simmer for 30 seconds until thick and smooth.

Special equipment

Food processor

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