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Big mug of hot chocolate made with homemade hot chocolate mix

Hot Chocolate Mix


Give the gift of cozy hot chocolate to yourself or your friends and family. This mix is quick to make and keeps for six months in an airtight container.  The original recipe comes from The Epicurious Cookbook and I’ve made a few tweaks like using regular sugar (as opposed to making vanilla bean sugar) and regular old Hershey’s unsweetened baking cooking instead of Dutch-process.

A food processor makes easy work of chopping the chocolate, but it can be done by hand. Just be sure to chop it as fine as possible.


  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • 8 ounces bittersweet chocolate, chopped
  • 6 ounces milk chocolate, chopped
  • 1 cup unsweetened baking cocoa (I used Hershey’s)


  1. How to make the mix: Mix the sugar, chopped chocolate, and baking chocolate together. I like to use a large resealable bag and give it a few good shakes. From there you can store the mix in the same bag or portion it out into other airtight containers for gifting.
  2. To make a mug of hot chocolate: I think a couple generous tablespoons of mix per 8-ounces of milk makes the perfect serving of hot chocolate. Heat the milk in a small saucepan over medium heat until it’s warmed through. Add the mix and whisk until the chocolate has melted.


Nutrition estimates are for the mix only.

  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Category: Drinks
  • Method: Mix
  • Cuisine: American


  • Serving Size: 2 tablespoons
  • Calories: 126
  • Sugar: 18.1g
  • Sodium: 0.8mg
  • Fat: 4.5g
  • Saturated Fat: 2.5g
  • Unsaturated Fat: 0.9g
  • Trans Fat: 0g
  • Carbohydrates: 21.1g
  • Fiber: 1.4g
  • Protein: 1.3g
  • Cholesterol: 0.4mg

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