Homemade hot cocoa mix is the perfect easy recipe for anyone that loves chocolate. Make a big batch to give as gifts for the holidays!
This girl is seriously obsessed with hot chocolate recipes. So, of course I love to make homemade hot cocoa. You learn to embrace hot beverages when you grow up in Canada.
Back in the day I used to work the midnight shift at a local store. I used to drink hot chocolate all night long because at the time I was not a big fan of pop. Shocking, right?
Nowadays I’m a pepsi girl but back then I was a hot cocoa girl. I would bored out of my mind most nights so I would experiment by adding things to hot chocolate.
Since I had an endless supply of chocolate bars and candy in the store I could be wildly creative. I came up with some amazing hot chocolate recipes back then. Plus some bad ones.
My family caught on that I had mastered the art of hot chocolate. Any time we had a snowstorm or spent too much time at the ice rink I would make hot chocolate.
If you ask my oldest brother he will tell you I make the best homemade hot chocolate in the world. I love pulling out a saucepan and whipping up a batch for people I love.
When I had kids of my own I started making it for them too. When the kids were young we spent a crazy amount of time in hockey arenas and horseback riding barns.
Being in Canada, we have wicked cold winters. When you spend 3 or 4 hours at the barn with the horses you come home feeling frozen. Hot chocolate is a must.
Same goes for hockey arenas. I usually avoid the heaters because I find I get too hot. Then I realize I should have sat under them when I come home partially frozen.
Needless to say, I’ve consumed WAY more than my share of hot chocolate over the years. Countless mugs of delicious cocoa and I have zero regrets.
Another thing I have zero guilt over is holidays. I seriously LOVE the holiday season. I’m like Buddy the Elf during the holidays. Christmas is my jam.
One of my favourite things to do during the holiday season is make homemade gifts. I love making edible gifts for our family and friends.
This homemade hot cocoa mix makes a regular appearance in gift baskets. I give jars of it to everyone I know. Every single year. It’s a tradition.
If you love making your own homemade gifts for your family and friends this hot cocoa mix is perfect. Make a batch for everyone you know!
More great hot chocolate recipes:
- Red Velvet Hot Chocolate
- Peppermint Hot Chocolate
- Nutella Hot Chocolate
- Coconut Hot Chocolate
- Slow Cooker Confetti Cake Batter and White Chocolate Hot Chocolate
- More Hot Chocolate Recipes
Tools used for making hot chocolate:
- Mixing Bowl: I love having a couple of options. I like glass bowls for some things and plastic for others. Glass ones are nice for some things as well. I’m not a huge fan of stainless ones although I have a set.
- Strainer or Sifter: Either will work for this recipe. Having one of each is useful if you want a well stocked kitchen.
- Mason Jars: Use whichever size you prefer. Depending on who I give hot cocoa to I usually use the 12 or 16 ounce jars. Smaller ones are good if making special flavoured hot cocoa. Just be sure to label them.
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