The Best Hot Chocolate Recipe


One of my most favorite winter traditions is sipping my mom’s amazing hot chocolate. Here in Colorado it has been freezing lately and my family has been so thankful for Mema’s hot chocolate! Ever since my sister and I were little our mom has made the same delicious recipe. It is yummy, easy, a great gift and makes a ton… and I promise it’s the best hot chocolate recipe!The best hot chocolate recipe!

The Best Hot Chocolate Recipe

Here are the simple ingredients you will need!


  • powdered sugar
  • Nestle’s Nesquick
  • instant non-fat dry milk
  • coffeemate
  • large mixing bowl

Simply mix all of the ingredients together and add  the mix to your container of choice. We keep ours in jars or an airtight container.

The yellow mixing bowl above hold 24 cups of this mix.

Here is the recipe!

Yield: 24 cups

Mema's Hot Chocolate

The best hot chocolate recipe.

The best homemade hot chocolate recipe!

Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes


  • 2 pound box Nestle's Nesquick
  • 1 pound bag of powdered sugar
  • 11 ounce jar of Original Coffeemate
  • 8 quart box of powdered milk


  1. Mix all ingredients together and sift.
  2. Store in jars or an air tight container.
  3. Fill your mug 1/3 full of the hot chocolate mix and finish filling with hot water.
  4. Stir and enjoy!


Add marshmallows or whipped cream with sprinkles of peppermint candy canes for added yumminess! A great mix for gifts!

Hot Chocolate Bar

This is my mom’s hot chocolate bar in her kitchen! Its always stocked full and ready for us to enjoy!

and I would love for you to come visit my hot cocoa bar! Here you can see how I packaged it up so cute for the perfect little Christmas DIY gifts!

Hot Cocoa bar ideas and the best homemade hot chocolate recipe!

You can download my free Christmas tree printables here!

The best hot chocolate recipe.

I hope you enjoy this recipe as much as we do! Stay warm my friends and Happy New Year!































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  1. Love it!! Yum, what a fun family tradition to have a ready-to-go cocoa station 🙂 Thanks for passing it on, Kelly!!

  2. Thanks for the recipe, we love hot chocolate too. I think that is neat that your put it in Kerr jars.. must be nice to have your name already embossed on the Jar!!

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