Frugal Homemade Hot Chocolate Recipes

I thought this would be a perfect day to post some frugal Hot Chocolate recipes to warm everyone up.

Raspberry Hot Cocoa Mix

5 1/2 cups instant dry powder milk
2 cups powdered sugar
1 cup cocoa powder
1 cup powdered coffee creamer
1/2 tsp. salt
3 envelopes of unsweetened raspberry drink mix (such as KoolAid)

Sift together the powdered sugar, cocoa, creamer, and drink mix. Stir in milk powder. Store mixture in a tightly covered container.

To serve, combine 3 tablespoons of mixture with hot water. Stir well.

You can easily change the flavor of this recipe by using different drink mixes.

Yield : about 9 cups


Homemade Hot Cocoa Mix, from The Tightwad Gazette, Volume 1

10 2/3 c. dry milk

1 lb. Nestle’s Quik

6 oz. of non-dairy coffee creamer

1/3 c. confectioners sugar

Mix the ingredients in a large bowl and store in a covered container. To prepare hot cocoa, mix 1/2 cup of the mix with 1 cup of hot water.

Peppermint Hot Cocoa Mix

To make your own peppermint hot cocoa mix, you will need:
1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
1 cup + 2 Tbsp. cocoa powder (one 4.4 oz container will have enough for one batch plus about 1/2 cup leftover)
5 candy canes

* Place candy canes in a plastic zipper bag, and close most of the way. Pound the bejesus out of those suckers!

* Stir the other ingredients together then mix in the candy canes and stir again. Make sure your mix is stirred really good. Don’t under mix it because it will not taste right.

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