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Hot Chocolate Mix Recipe/HostessGift/& Printable

Cup of Hot Chocolate

Have you been invited to a last minute Christmas party and haven’t had time to plan for a hostess gift? Well look no further, you can whip this up in a matter of minutes and be on your way to the party.  In our home we make a big batch of this Hot Chocolate Mix every winter and drink it all season long.


Hot Chocolate Ingredients

This is certainly not a mix if you are looking for a skinny recipe. My philosophy is hot cocoa is meant to be rich, creamy and loaded with calories. If you’re looking for a lite version just use hot water instead of hot milk.


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Hot Chocolate Recipe 


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You can also print the recipe below and include it in with your gift so the hostess can make more when he or she runs out.


Hot Chocolate Mix
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Prep Time
5 min
Prep Time
5 min
  1. 28 oz box powered milk
  2. 2 C powder sugar
  3. 4 C coffee creamer
  4. 2 box instant chocolate pudding
  5. 2 box instant vanilla pudding
  6. 2 C cocoa
  1. Stir 1/4 to 1/3 cup mix into each mug of warm water or warm milk (depending on taste).
  2. Top with whip cream, marshmallows, peppermint stick, or chocolate drizzle.
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      1. Is the cocoa in this recipe, unsweetened cocoa?

        1. Carolyn yes it is and I like the dark chocolate version the best.

          1. Can you mix this all up and put in a coffee maker for large party??

          2. I don’t see why it wouldn’t work. You could also make it in a crockpot and have people use a ladle to dip it out.

  1. Dawn, this sounds delicious and I’ve printed the recipe! I must say that your photo of the hot chocolate has me salivating right now! It’s incredible! Printing those gift tags, too!

  2. I totally agree. Hot Chocolate is only good when it’s chuck full of calories. Thanks for the recipe!

    1. Ann thank for checking in:) I have gave up on watching my waist line so I don’t feel guilty about having this. LOL

    1. Tammy, You will love this recipe no low calorie though.

    1. Linda it is very good I have had a cup every day since it has been cold.

  3. Yum!!!
    Merry Christmas Dawn!!
    xo Kris

    1. Kris have a great time with your family this Christmas:) I am enjoying seeing bits of them on instagram.

  4. Whoa!
    First time I’ve ever seen a hot chocolate recipe this rich.
    My g’children will love this!
    I pinned the Mason jar tags to use too.
    I like that they aren’t seasonal and will look good on a counter year round.

    1. Kim, Yes the recipe is very rich that’s why I love it. My waist line is out of control anyway so why not. LOL

  5. Hello again! when I click on the other bloggers names above, it is taking me to pages that say they are unsafe. Any ideas how to view them?

    1. Susan, I had that happen also but only on my ipad. The sites are fine though!!

  6. Sounds heavenly. And fattening! But then again, hot chocolate should be fattening!

    1. Claudia I agree it is fattening and I almost have a big batch of this mix finished already.

  7. Annette Tracy says:

    Dawn, how much does this actually make? Sounds wonderful!

    1. Annette it fills a gallon zip lock bag:) Enjoy!!

  8. I have questions: 1. Is powdered sugar the same as Confectioners sugar?
    2. What size boxes of the instant pudding? and 3. What type/product of cocoa do you suggest?
    Thank you! This sounds delicious and dangerous!

    1. Debbie, 1. Yes it is the same. 2. You can use either size I like the large size better. 3. Hershey dark chocolate is my favorite. Make sure your water or milk is very hot to melt the pudding in the mix.

  9. is the creamer a powder?

  10. sounds absolutely yummy. Gonna make it soon

    1. Dee, glad you made it and came back to comment. Enjoy!!

  11. Not very sweet but very good and rich

    1. Dee, add some extra powdered sugar if you like it sweeter 🙂

  12. This sounds so good! How much liquid do you stir in per serving? I’m making as gifts and need to include instructions to make. Thanks so much for the recipe!

    1. Kirsten, it depends on how big the mug is, but a normal coffee cup would need about 8-10 oz.

  13. So I made this to give away as gifts this year and boy is it good! I tried a different recipe first and it just wasn’t creamy enough. The powdered creamer and pudding mixes really push this over the top. The only suggestions that I have is I would really recommend using some salt and much more sugar.
    * I used 1 1/2 tsp of regular table salt, but I think you could even use a bit more, fine grain salt would be best.
    * I also thought that it wasn’t near sweet enough and ended up using 6 cups of powdered sugar.

    Next batch I’m going to try using some flavored creamer, perhaps hazelnut. Another thought is to use 1/4 c of instant espresso powder for a mocha flavor.

    Thanks for the great recipe though…It is a keeper.
    With the 6 cups of sugar I ended up filling about five-and-a-half 1 quart mason jars

    1. Kathy, your tweaks sound so yummy I will give them a try. Thanks for the update 🙂

  14. I would like to make this to put in jars for holiday gifts. It sounds delicious!
    How much of the mix is used for a 10 – 12 oz mug? I will need to make instruction labels
    to attach to the gift jar.

    Thank you for sharing a yummy recipe!

    1. Dawn, it depends on how chocolatey you like it, but 1/4 C. Should do it.

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  16. I want to make this to sell at a Christmas parade this weekend… if I make this recipe how much milk will I need to make all of it?

    1. Kelly, I purchased a large box container from Walmart.

  17. How many servings does this make?

  18. Hello can you tell me the size of the pudding box ? I live in greece and we have small sachets.

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