Instant Homemade Hot Cocoa

Who doesn't love a nice hot mug of homemade hot cocoa on a cold winter day, or maybe even a brisk fall evening? In today's day-and-age alot of us have a busy schedule that prevents us from having the time to set aside to make some things from scratch. And since I think everyone should enjoy hot cocoa as often as they can, I developed this recipe to be as close to traditional homemade hot cocoa as possible.

I'd like to mention I originally made this recipe to have non-dairy, homemade hot cocoa on demand. Mostly because Donatella is lactose-intolerant. So milk is a no-no. I custom made this recipe, so customize it to your tastes, if you prefer it sweeter, add more sugar. Or for a more dark chocolate flavor, add more cacao!

I hope you give this a try, and drop me a comment letting me know what you thought!

Note: Makes about 5 1/2 cups of powdered hot cocoa mix

  • 1 Cup Good Quality Unsweetened Cacao
  • 2 Cups White Sugar
  • 1/8 Cup Corn Starch
  • 3 Cups Unflavored Powdered Creamer
  • 1 Teaspoons Salt

  1. Add all ingredients to large bowl and whisk for a minute or two, or until combined.
  2. Store in airtight container until needed.
To make the cocoa, put 12 ounces of cold water (or milk) in a pot, then add about 2 1/2 Tablespoons (or more/less to your taste) of the cocoa powder to the water. Whisk to combine. Put pot over medium heat and whisk until simmering. If using milk, heat over low heat until steaming.