Easy to make 5 ingredient hot cocoa mix. I've included dairy free options too.
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DIY Hot Cocoa Mix with Dairy Free Options

Make your own homemade cocoa mix to suit your needs. This is an easy to make cocoa mix that can be made dairy free.
Cook Time5 mins
Total Time5 mins
Course: Mix Recipe
Cuisine: American
Author: Shelly


  • 1/2 cup Cocoa
  • 1/2 cup Sugar
  • 1 tablespoon Cornstarch
  • 3 tablespoons Powdered Soy Milk or Regular Powdered Milk
  • 1/8 teaspoon Salt


  • Place all the ingredients in a bowl and mix well with a whisk.
  • Transfer to an airtight container.

To Make Hot Chocolate

  • Heat a 1 cup to 1 1/2 cups of milk in the microwave.
  • Stir in 1 tablespoon of hot cocoa mix.
  • Add in 1/4 teaspoon of vanilla, if desired.
  • Enjoy!


If you don't have powdered milk on hand you can leave it out of the mix. But I think it does make the mix more creamy. For the dairy free option, I use Better Than Milk Powder Milk Alternative or Vance's DariFree for the powdered milk.