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Homemade hot chocolate recipes

Brandy is the author of the food blog, Nutmeg Nanny. In her spare time she enjoys developing recipes, baking and cooking. She is a small town girl who left the corn fields of Ohio for the scenic beauty of the Hudson Valley region of New ...

Hot cocoa fun!

Who doesn't love homemade hot cocoa! These simple recipes will bring amazing flavor to your next hot chocolate party! Plus these adorable homemade marshmallow stirrers are the perfect Christmas foodie craft.
Hot chocolate with mix and stirrers

There is nothing more synonymous with wintertime than hot chocolate and marshmallows. It's a drink that warms the soul and can keep you going for hours.

Whether you are enjoying it outside while building a snowman or indoors in front of a fire, it's always the perfect choice. This is why you are going to love these recipes! Three totally delicious hot chocolate mixes that can be given as a gift (or kept for yourself... we won't tell!) and homemade adorable marshmallow chocolate stirrers.

These three homemade hot chocolate mixes are the perfect DIY Christmas gifts! Whether you like plain, peppermint or even malted hot chocolate mix, we have you covered! Plus, these gifts can be put togther in less than five minutes and stored for months! Your neighbors will love these fun and festive drink mixes.

Basic homemade hot chocolate mix recipe

Yields 5-1/2 cups dry mix

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 cup powdered cocoa
  • 2-1/2 cups powdered milk
  • 1 teaspoon salt

Directions:

  1. In a bowl, add all ingredients and whisk together. Add to a clean jar, top tightly with lid, add gift tag with the following directions: Fill mug halfway with dry mix. Warm milk and add to mug. Stir and enjoy!

Malted milk homemade hot chocolate mix recipe

Yields 5-1/2 cups dry mix

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 cup powdered cocoa
  • 2-1/2 cups malted milk powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt

Directions:

  1. In a bowl add all ingredients and whisk together. Add to clean jar, top tightly with lid, add gift tag with the following directions: Fill mug halfway with dry mix. Warm milk and add to mug. Stir and enjoy!

Hot chocolate mix

Peppermint homemade hot chocolate mix recipe

Yields 5-1/2 cups dry mix

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 cup powdered cocoa
  • 2-1/2 cups powdered milk
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup miniature dark chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup crushed candy canes

Directions:

  1. In a bowl add all ingredients and whisk together. Add to clean jar, top tightly with lid, add gift tag with the following directions: Fill mug halfway with dry mix. Warm milk and add to mug. Stir and enjoy!

Chocolate Mint Dipped Marshmallow Dippers

Homemade marshmallow stirrers recipe

Yields 12 stirrers

Ingredients:

  • 12 full-size marshmallows
  • 12 miniature candy canes
  • 1/2 cup melted semisweet chocolate
  • 1/2 cup crushed candy canes

Directions:

  1. Place a piece of parchment paper on a flat surface.
  2. Line up marshmallows and stick miniature candy canes into the middle of each marshmallow.
  3. Dip into melted chocolate, sprinkle with crushed candy canes and set onto parchment paper.
  4. Let chocolate harden and enjoy by dropping into hot chocolate for a sweet peppermint treat!

More hot chocolate recipes

Red velvet hot chocolate recipe
Mexican hot chocolate recipe
Almond butter hot chocolate recipe

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