Favorite Hot Chocolate Recipes

We are in the midst of the cold winter months here in New York.  Ever since I was a kid we have always had hot chocolate in our house, but not just store bought mix, we always had a “special” mix.  Today I am sharing two hot chocolate recipes that have been favorites in our house.

Favorite Hot Chocolate Recipes from Starts At Eight

The two hot chocolate recipes I am sharing today are fairly similar to make but definitely different in flavor.  The great thing about hot chocolate mixes is that they keep for a very long time.  Both recipes contain powdered milk and therefore we make them with water.  If you are used to making hot chocolate with milk and prefer it to be creamier then by all means please feel free to make these with milk instead of water.

Hot Chocolate Recipes:

The first recipe is the one that I grew up with in my house.  It was a recipe that had been passed through generations at my parents’ church, and the only hot chocolate I really liked growing up.  I can still see the large yellow, lidded Tupperware bowl in the bottom of the china cabinet where it was stored!

Al M. Mix

Ingredients:

  • 8 qts powdered (dry) milk
  • 1 lb. (16 oz.) Nestle’s Quick Chocolate Mix
  • 11 oz. powdered creamer
  • 8 oz. powdered sugar

Directions:

  • Mix all the ingredients together in a large bowl.
  • Store in an air tight container.
  • To make the hot chocolate simply add your desired amount of mix (around 1-2 Tbsp.) to hot water and stir!

This second recipe is a newer recipe that we were introduced to (also through my parents’ church if I remember correctly).  It quickly became the favorite, not only with our children, but with us as well.  I think the cinnamon is what makes this one different and special compared to the first one.

Holiday Hot Chocolate:

Ingredients:

  • 1 lb (16 oz.) hot chocolate (any brand)
  • 1 lb (16 oz.) Confectioner’s sugar
  • 1 1/3 cups powdered (dry) milk
  • 6 oz.  powdered creamer
  • 2 Tbsp. ground cinnamon

Directions:

Mix all the ingredients in a large bowl.

Store in an air tight container.

To make the hot chocolate simple add your desired amount of mix (around 1-2 Tbsp.) to hot water and stir!