Deep, Dark, Hot Chocolate Mix

Hot Cocoa Mix

This is not your kid­dies hot choco­late mix. No super sweet, mini marshmallow-laden mix here.  This is an indul­gent, dark choco­late ver­sion for those with a lik­ing for such rich­ness. If it seems a lit­tle intense for you, cut back on the dark cocoa, replac­ing it with more reg­u­lar, although now you have just made really good reg­u­lar hot choco­late mix instead of Deep Dark.…..;)

And don’t skimp on the mix to water ratio. 1/3 to 8 oz. seems like a lot, but that’s just what it takes to make it right!
A pip­ing of sweet­ened whipped cream is the per­fect top­ping. It melts to cre­ate a really nice sub­tly sweet con­trast to the dark cocoa.

Deep, Dark, Hot Choco­late Mix


  • 3/4 cup extra brute (dark) cocoa powder–I used Callebaut
  • 1 1/2 cups reg­u­lar cocoa powder–I used Ghirardelli
  • 4 cups pow­dered sugar
  • 3 cups dry milk powder
  • 2 1/4 cups pow­dered cof­fee creamer
  • 3/4 tea­spoon salt
  • Mix all ingre­di­ents together and then run through a medium strainer. Store in an air­tight container.
  • To use: mix 1/3 cup choco­late mix with 8 oz. boil­ing water or milk.

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  1. I was look­ing for a dark choco­late hot cocoa recipe since the Costco I shop at no longer car­ried the Star­buck hot cocoa mix. This recipe is amaz­ing! Taste just like the Star­bucks hot cocoa. I have made it twice so far. Thanks!

    • So, so glad that you liked this recipe! It really is deep and dark is’t it? I love it!

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