Warm-up with Homemade Hot Chocolate Mix

Winter is starting to hit us. The temperatures are starting to drop, the wind is starting to pick up. We have a dusting of snow over everything. When the temperatures drop and we end back inside my kids start asking for hot chocolate.

Homemade Hot Chocolate Mix Recipe

Homemade Hot Chocolate Mix

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I don’t think there is much that can heat you up from the inside out like this one, at least that we can share with children.

Each morning we have “recess”, and head out for a small walk to check the mail, maybe head over to the skating rink once winter has really settled in. With the wind and the cold here in Saskatchewan, it only takes moments to freeze you through some mornings, no matter how many layers we wear.

My kids start asking for hot chocolate as we walk back home, basically, we walk to check the mail and our reward is hot chocolate, our sweet snack.

How to Make Homemade Hot Chocolate Mix

What You Need:

  • 3/4 cup cocoa
  • 1 1/2 cup white sugar

1 cup milk (almond or coconut would work as well for dairy-free)
2 1/2 tbsp of mix

How to make it:

Pour into a (good size) mug, top with some mini marshmallows, maybe some shredded chocolate or whipped cream, crushed candy canes, or all of the above, and enjoy.

Homemade Hot Chocolate Mix Recipe

Read Aloud or Poetry Time

Hot chocolate after playing outside is a great way to warm up and to spend some time together. I like to grab our read-aloud, and or poetry book and use this time to cover those subjects. Why not learn while sipping on a treat.

Stay warm this holiday season, whip up some hot chocolate this holiday season. The perfect treat sitting around the Christmas tree. Sitting around with family and friends. Perfect for an afternoon treat.

For Mom and Dad:

Moms, dads, add a healthy dose of Baileys, or Kahlua to your cup after you settle your kids down this holiday season. Not only will it make your hot chocolate feel a little more “grown-up” but it’ll give you an extra boost in warming up.

homemade hot chocolate
Yield: 12 cups

Hot Chocolate Mix

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes

Bulk Hot Chocolate Mix


Hot Chocolate Mix

  • 3/4 cup cococa
  • 1 1/2 cup white sugar

Hot Chocolate Milk

  • 1 cup milk, almond or coconut would work as well for dairy free
  • 2 1/2 tbsp of mix


Hot Chocolate Mix

  1. Mix together the cocoa and sugar into a large jar and shake well to mix.

Making Hot Chocolate

  1. 2 1/2 tbsp of the mix whisked into 1 cup of hot milk.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:

1 grams

Amount Per Serving: Unsaturated Fat: 0g

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