Gourmet Hot Chocolate Mix

hot chocolate in a white mug topped with whipped cream.

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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. 


  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • 8 ounces bittersweet chocolate, finely chopped
  • 6 ounces milk chocolate, finely 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. The mix will keep at room temperature for up to six months.
  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.


A food processor makes easy work of chopping the chocolate, but it can be done by hand – it will just take a while and be a little messy. If you try this, be sure to chop it as fine as possible.

Nutrition estimates are for the mix only.