Homemade Peppermint Hot Chocolate Mix

Homemade Peppermint Hot Chocolate Mix – makes a great homemade holiday gift! I always have a jar in the pantry. This is SO good!!! SO easy to make. Only 5 ingredients – Candy canes, dry milk, cocoa powder, powdered sugar, and corn starch. Christmas in a mug. YUM!

Post Updated 10/22/19

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Easy Homemade Hot Chocolate Mix

I love to make homemade food gifts for the holidays. Last year I made some delicious Christmas Spice Tea Mix. I gave it as gifts to my co-workers, and they all loved it. This year, I am making this Peppermint Hot Chocolate Mix. The mix tastes great. It has the perfect kiss of peppermint in every sip. I gave some away at Thanksgiving and everyone gave it two thumbs up.

mason jar of peppermint hot chocolate mix

How to Make Homemade Peppermint Hot Chocolate Mix

This hot chocolate mix is super easy to make. Start by crushing some candy canes or peppermint candies. I usually crush them in the food processor. If you don’t have a food processor, put the candy in a ziplock bag and use a meat mallet or rolling pin to smash the candy.

Once the candy canes are crushed and powdered milk, powdered sugar, cocoa powder, and cornstarch. Whisk until thoroughly combined. Transfer the mix to mason jars or ziplock bags.

mug of peppermint hot chocolate with whipped cream

Homemade Gift Packaging Ideas

As I said, I am giving this Homemade Peppermint Hot Chocolate Mix away as gifts this year. Here are links to my packaging (some links may be affiliate links):

If you don’t want to give this Homemade Peppermint Hot Chocolate Mix away as gifts, you can whip up a large batch of hot chocolate and keep it warm in the slow cooker. You would need one batch of hot chocolate mix and about 15-1/2 cups of milk or water. Perfect for a crowd! Try spiking the hot chocolate with some Bailey’s or Rumchata – YUM!

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mug of peppermint hot chocolate with whipped cream

Homemade Peppermint Hot Chocolate Mix

Yield: 5 cups
Prep Time 10 mins
Total Time 10 mins
Homemade Peppermint Hot Chocolate Mix – makes a great homemade holiday gift! I always have a jar in the pantry. This is SO good!!! SO easy to make. Only 5 ingredients – Candy canes, dry milk, cocoa powder, powdered sugar, and corn starch. Christmas in a mug. YUM!

Ingredients:

  • 1 (6-oz) box candy canes, finely crushed
  • cups powdered milk
  • 1 cup Hershey’s Special Dark cocoa powder
  • cups powdered sugar
  • 1 Tbsp corn starch

Instructions:

  • Combine all ingredients. Store in an air-tight container.
  • To make hot chocolate, combine ⅓ cup of mix with 1 cup hot water or warm milk.

Notes:

Steph

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Comments

  1. This is great. My youngest daughter, 12, is making this mix for our older two daughters, 16, 20. They'll love it.
    Thanks for sharing!

  2. I just learned how to make homemade marshmallows, how perfect they'd be with this! (and you can get canning jars at Walmart or Agri-Supply for $9 a dozen)

  3. How many followers do you have? Because I LOVE the food you post on your blog! We made the beans and ham last night and it was AMAZING. And it was SO SIMPLE, and SO CHEAP. You can tell how excited I am, haha, but all of the caps. 😀 Anyhow, thanks for posting something new–it reminded me to thank you for yummy food. 🙂

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