Homemade dairy-free hot chocolate mix creates this classic winter drink that everybody loves. This hot cocoa mix is made without powdered milk so it's super simple to make whenever you want.
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Homemade hot chocolate is so comforting to drink as we watch the snowfall outside and the fireplace continues warming us inside.
I love to make my own hot chocolate mix because I love how much better it tastes than packet hot chocolate. It is rich and not too sweet.
This dairy-free hot cocoa is made with only 3 ingredients, including real sugar. A lot of recipes for hot chocolate mix use milk powder and powdered sugar. But I really wanted to only use organic and whole ingredients that I normally have on hand for this recipe.
Dairy-Free Hot Chocolate Mix Recipe
3-Ingredient Homemade Hot Chocolate Mix is super easy to make and super delicious to drink!
Cocoa powder is the powder version of cocoa beans. It has a rich chocolate taste that is not too overwhelming. I’m not a huge chocolate fan so it's perfect for my taste! You will want to use a good quality powder, I’ll link the one I love!
I used 1 cup of cocoa powder and ½ cup of granulated cane sugar, and as a result, this hot chocolate mix is not super sweet, which is why I love it. However, if you prefer a sweeter drink, I suggest you use a ¼ cup more sugar than the recipe calls for!
Every sweet drink needs a little salt to help balance it out!
That’s it, a super easy recipe for a dairy-free hot cocoa mix that doesn't include any powdered sugar, milk powder, fillers, or artificial flavors!
Check out my post on how to make 3 different variations using this powdered hot cocoa mix. Enjoy!
Frequently Asked Questions —
I prefer milk because it gives the hot chocolate a much richer and fuller flavor. If you are dairy-free feel free to use your favorite non-dairy milk!
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Homemade Dairy Free Hot Chocolate is a classic winter drink. It’s so warm and comforting as the days continue to get shorter and shorter and the nights longer and longer.
- 1 cup cocoa powder
- ½ cup sugar*
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- In a large bowl, mix together the cocoa powder, sugar, and salt.
- Store in an airtight container until you are ready to use. Enjoy!
*If you like a sweeter hot chocolate mix, add a total of ¾ cup of sugar to the hot chocolate mix!
Use 1 ½ tablespoons - 2 tablespoons of Hot Chocolate Mix per 1 - 1 ½ cups of warm dairy-free milk or hot water. Enjoy!
For an even more luxurious drink heat milk with 2 tablespoons of semi-sweet chocolate chips.
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