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Homemade Hot Chocolate

in quick and easy whole grain dairy free gluten free overnight guaranteed classic

Author: Charlotte Rutledge

Homemade Hot Chocolate  Recipe

As the days start to get colder, hot chocolate becomes more and more of a comfort for old and young alike. Rather than stocking up on packets of instant cocoa, we recommend provisioning yourself with a few key pantry staples and making your own homemade version in 5 minutes or less. This quick and easy mix is just the right combination of sweet, creamy, and chocolate-y, and won't leave you wondering what you're drinking. As with any cocoa mix, for best results we recommend that you make this with milk — dairy or non-dairy — rather than water.

At a glance

about 7 servings
Nutrition information


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  1. Sift together all of the ingredients and stir until well blended.
  2. To make hot cocoa: Stir 4 tablespoons cocoa mix into 1 cup (8 ounces) hot milk. Garnish with marshmallow; or whipped cream and a sprinkle of cocoa powder, if desired.

Nutrition Information

  • Serving Size 1/4 cup, 39g
  • Servings Per Batch 7
Amount Per Serving:
  • Calories 153
  • Calories from Fat 14
  • Total Fat 2g
  • Saturated Fat 1g
  • Trans Fat 0g
  • Cholesterol 2mg
  • Sodium 48mg
  • Total Carbohydrate 31g
  • Dietary Fiber 2g
  • Sugars 28g
  • Protein 5g

* The nutrition information provided for this recipe is determined by the ESHA Genesis R&D software program. Substituting any ingredients may change the posted nutrition information.