Hot Chocolate with marshmallows in a Santa Mug

Easy Hot Chocolate

No need to spend all your dollars at Starbucks when you can easily make your own hot chocolate mix at home for a fraction of the price and you can use any milk you like including dairy free options such as soy milk, almond milk, or coconut milk!

Course Beverage
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 16 cups
Calories 152 kcal
Author Sheena Strain


To Serve


  1. Combine all the dry ingredients and mix well.

  2. Store in an airtight container.

How to Make Hot Chocolate

  1. Heat one cup (250mls) of your preferred milk either in the microwave or on the stove, do not boil.

  2. Add two tablespoons of the hot chocolate mix and continue stirring until it's properly dissolved, adjust sugar to taste.

  3. For larger batches of hot chocolate you can make it on the stove in the same manner.

Optional Toppings

  1. If you have chocolate chips stir in one tbsp of them into the hot cocoa until they melt, and then if desired you can also top it off with mini marshmallows.

Dairy Free Hot Chocolate

  1. We have tested this with both soy milk and almond milk and it worked great with both, it should work with any dairy free milk you prefer.

Recipe Notes

Large batch - if you are making more than one cup it's easiest to make this in a pan on the stovetop.

Nutrition - assumes 16 servings and does not include any milk, chocolate chips or marshmallow toppings.

Storage - will keep in an airtight container for up to six months or until the use by date on the cocoa powder that you used.

Nutrition Facts
Easy Hot Chocolate
Amount Per Serving
Calories 152 Calories from Fat 18
% Daily Value*
Fat 2g3%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Sodium 294mg13%
Potassium 205mg6%
Carbohydrates 39g13%
Fiber 4g17%
Sugar 31g34%
Protein 3g6%
Calcium 17mg2%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.