DIY : Hot Chocolate / Hot Cocoa


It’s National Hot Chocolate Day today. And  this recipe has been lying in the ‘draft  folder’  for several months. Guess it’s the right time to share. The homemade cocoa powder is made up of only 3 ingredients as compared to the store bought hot cocoa which has preservatives and other unwanted stuff. And it tastes way better than the readymade ones. These are also great DIY edible gifts especially during Holidays.

This is my to go drink when it snows outside . My kids also love Hot Chocolate. We have our own way of making our cups a little bit more fancy  or shall I say different ? Read till the end to see all the suggested garnishes for this delicious concoction.





Ready In: 5 minutes

Serves : 2


You will need:

1 cup Unsweetened Cocoa Powder

2 cups Powdered Milk

2 cups Granulated Sugar

1 cup mini marshmallows ( optional)



In a large bowl, sift sugar, then cocoa powder to get rid of any lumps. Now add the powdered milk. Give a nice mix so that all the ingredients blend in completely. Add mini marshmallows if using. This mix can be stored in air tight container for upto 6 months. If you wish to gift these, store them in smaller  jars.

To make the hot cocoa drink , use equal amounts of dry hot cocoa mix and hot water. Stir and enjoy !

Suggested Garnishes :  Do you want to make your hot cocoa a little bit fancy?  Try any of these as the final toppings:  whipped cream,  chocolate / caramel sauce , cinnamon or nutmeg powder.





Do you like Hot Chocolate? Which is your favorite garnish for it? Do let me know in the comments section below.

Happy rest of the week !

Recipe credit : This recipe has been adapted from ‘thepioneerwoman’ . 


  1. I love hot chocolate and making it at home. it’s so yummy!

  2. a hot cocoa is definitely a winner in my book, especially during colder days. Although we are still missing coolness here. How nice a cup would be. 🙂

  3. Love this hot chocolate mix as homemade is always best than any store bought. It s also great for gifting need to give it a try.

  4. Kyla Matton Osborne

    Awesome hot chocolate mix recipe! And so much less expensive than buying the commercial stuff!

  5. My other half LOVES hot chocolate so I’ll have to try and make this to avoid the rubbish which goes into shop bought stuff! Looks delish!

  6. This is super easy to make. Peppermint sticks go in my hot chocolate.

  7. I love homemade hot chocolate! This sounds simple and delicious!

  8. I had no idea hot cocoa has only 3 ingredients! I have the packets in my office, but I love this homemade version so much more. Definitely going to need to keep some of this ready to go at all times

  9. Ooo I’ve been looking for a good homemade cocoa recipe!! 🙂

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