Hot Chocolate Mix

Hot Chocolate Mix (and How to Serve it to a Crowd)

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Hot Chocolate MixWhether you’re making a single mug of hot chocolate, enough to serve a whole crowd, or a refreshing glass of chocolate milk in the summer you’ll want to have a jar of Hot Chocolate Mix on hand for all of your chocolate drinking needs!

I’ve been using this homemade hot chocolate mix for years, but recently discovered its excellent to bring to a crowd too!

Hot Chocolate Mix

Hot Chocolate Mix

I've been using this homemade hot chocolate mix for years, but recently discovered its excellent to bring to a crowd too!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time5 mins
Total Time10 mins
Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American
Servings: 1 Tablespoon
Calories: 150kcal


  • 2 cups organic cane sugar
  • 1 1/2 cups raw cacao
  • 1 teaspoon good salt


Hot Chocolate Mix

  • In a quart jar alternate between sugar and cocoa to make it shake together faster
  • Measure 1 cup of sugar into the jar, stir the salt into it. Add 1 cup cocoa, 1 cup sugar, then the last 1/2 cup of cocoa. Put a lid on and shake well.

Hot Chocolate Recipe

  • To make a cup (or just a few cups) of HOT chocolate measure out your milk (we use a mug to gauge how much we will need) into a pot.
  • For every mug of hot chocolate use 1 tablespoon of  mix. Warm it up and serve!

Instant Pot Hot Chocolate for a Crowd

  • Pour a gallon of milk into your instant pot, turn it onto sauté to get it warming up.
  • Measure in 1 cup of hot chocolate mix. Keep an eye on it and stir the milk so it doesn't burn to the bottom. Keep whisking to mix in the hot chocolate mix as it warms up.
  • When its hot enough, turn on to "keep warm", leave the lid off and your guests can help themselves!

Chocolate Milk

  • Fill a half gallon jar 2/3 of the way full with milk.
  • Add 1/2 cup hot chocolate powder, and blitz with an immersion blender. (Or you could just do a couple cups of milk and the powder in a normal blender, and mix into the rest of the milk) then top up the jar with more milk.
  • Give it a shake before you pour as some will settle.



I talk about in the youtube video the difference between raw cacao and cocoa and if you only have/have access to cocoa, by all means use it, but if you can order raw cacao from somewhere like Om Foods for a really reasonable price, please do!


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12 thoughts on “Hot Chocolate Mix (and How to Serve it to a Crowd)

  1. This was so good! I was skeptical because when I stirred the mix into the cup of warm milk it was a very light color, but the flavor is there. We are going to make this a ton. Thanks!

  2. This worked so well for my daughter’s birthday party and for a sledding party with friends another day. Thanks! And a reminder for anyone without an instant pot, your crockpot will keep it warm for a crowd too 🙂

  3. I started making this yesterday and we drank over a gallon of chocolate milk already! I used goat’s milk because that is what we have and it is a HUGE hit! Thanks for sharing. 🙂

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