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☕ Hot Chocolate Mix in a Jar

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Homemade Hot Chocolate MixUse one of these delicious “hot chocolate mix in a jar” recipes to make thoughtful and personal gifts.

Or start a new family tradition.  Start your own special brand of hot chocolate and save money.  You can try all sorts of variations from these basic recipes and add your family’s favorite ingredients.

Hot Chocolate Mix “To Die For”

Blend half of each of the milk powder and chocolate chips in a food processor or blender in short bursts.  Whirl until finely ground.

If using a blender, stop motor once to scrape mixture away from blades; do not continue mixing after finely ground or the mixture may clump.

Pour into jar, repeat blending process with remaining half of milk powder and chocolate chips.

Cover tightly.  Store airtight for up to 6 months.

Instructions for jar

Place 3 heaping tablespoons of mix into a mug. Add 3/4 cup boiling water and stir until well combined.

Variations “To Die For”

  • Hot Mocha Mix: Add 1/2 instant coffee powder with the dry milk.
  • Orange-Cinnamon Mix: Thoroughly stir in with marshmallows 1 tbsp. grated orange peel and 2 tsp. cinnamon.
  • Butterscotch or Peanut Butter Mix: Decrease chocolate chips to 1 cup and add 1 cup peanut butter or butterscotch chips.
  • Malted Milk Hot Chocolate: Instead of using all dry milk, substitute 1/2 of the dry milk with malted milk powder.
  • Mint Chocolate: substitute mint chocolate chips
  • Raspberry Chocolate: substitute raspberry chocolate chips
  • Milk chocolate: substitute milk chocolate chips

Very Rich Chocolate Mix

  • 8 cups dry milk
  • 1 pound instant chocolate drink, like Swiss Miss or Nestle’s Quik
  • 1 cup coffee creamer powder    https://amzn.to/3h2PYNp
  • 4 heaping tablespoons powdered sugar

Mix the ingredients and put them into a jar.

Instructions for jar

Add 1/2 cup mix per cup of boiling water and blend well.

Mexican Hot Chocolate recipe

Makes enough for 3 cups

  • 1/3 cup light brown sugar
  • 3/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1.5 teaspoons powdered vanilla
  • 1/4 cup cocoa
  • 2.5 cups powdered milk
  • Cinnamon sticks

Combine and blend ingredients in a small bowl. Store in an airtight jar.

Instructions for jar

Blend 3 cups water of boiling water with contents of jar, whisk or blend until smooth.  Garnish with cinnamon sticks.

Why is Mexican hot chocolate different?

Mexican hot chocolate includes spices such as nutmeg or cinnamon and sometimes chilies for a kick.

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Hot White Chocolate Mix

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla powder
  • 1/2 cup grated white chocolate or white chocolate chips

Combine and blend the ingredients in a small bowl. Store in an airtight jar.

Instructions for jar

To make White Hot Chocolate (Serves 2)

  • 1.5 cups milk
  • 1/4 cup Hot White Chocolate Mix

In a small saucepan, heat the milk until bubbles form around the outside.

Add the Hot White Chocolate Mix and whisk until the chocolate is melted.

Continue to whisk until the mixture is hot.

Single Serve Hot Chocolate in a Jar – great for gifts!

This recipe is enough for 4 4oz mason jars.

  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 2 cups instant dried milk
  • 1 cup choc chips or grated chocolate
  • Mini marshmallows

Method

Line up your mason jars.  Layer the ingredients among the 4 jars, seal tightly.

Instructions for jar

Combine the entire contents of the jar with a cup of boiling water.

Single Serve Peppermint Hot Chocolate in a Mason Jar – great for gifts!

This recipe is enough for 4 4oz mason jars.

  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 2 cups instant dried milk
  • 1 cup choc chips or grated chocolate
  • 1/2 cup crushed peppermint candies

Method

Place the candies in a plastic bag and crush them carefully with a meat mallet, a rolling pin or a skillet.

Line up your mason jars.  Layer the ingredients among the 4 jars, seal tightly.

Instructions for jar

Combine the entire contents of the jar with a cup of boiling water and mix well.

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