Family Recipe Friday: Momma Heidi’s Hot Cocoa Mix

When we were young, Mom used to make her hot cocoa mix every winter. She would store it in gallon sized ice cream buckets. It was my favorite treat after coming inside from those cold Northern Michigan Winter days when we walked home from school. It’s still one of my favorite treats, and I’ve never tasted hot cocoa as creamy or smooth as this.

It is now my Christmas recipe. For the past few years, I’ve been making a double batch of this and sharing it with friends and family as part of my Christmas gift (along with the chocolate covered pretzels, etc). I’ve had nothing but positive feedback.

Give it a try! Let me know what you think! Of course…you may want to make a smaller batch the first time. But honestly, with seven kids at home, my momma used to make at least one full batch at a time and we’d clean her out before Spring.


  • 18 C. dry powdered milk
  • 2 C. powdered sugar
  • 4 C. Nestle’s Quick
  • 1 C. Coffee Mate

Mix all ingredients well in a large bowl. Store in an airtight container until ready to serve.

To serve: Place 1/4 C. Momma Heidi’s Hot Cocoa Mix in a coffee cup. Fill with boiling water and stir until dissolved. Top with marshmallows if desired.

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8 Responses to Family Recipe Friday: Momma Heidi’s Hot Cocoa Mix

  1. Steve says:

    Sounds good, Sarah! We might mix up a batch sometime. By the way, the store-bought stuff lacks at least one crucial ingredient: Coffee Mate (Or something equivalent).

  2. Aunt George says:

    Hi Sweet Sarah, do you want some family recipes? I have some of my aunts, (your great aunts) at least two that I know of and some of grandma Moores and grandpas (his were always fish or sea food things), but they are his and then he had a homemade salami one. I would be glad to pass them on to you. In fact we have a Moore Cookbook that was done several years ago for one of the reunions. I can look in there and get you lots of different ones.

    • semmie says:

      Hi Aunt George! We used to each have one of the Family Cookbooks…I’m not sure where they all disappeared to. :\ But yes, of course, I would LOVE any recipes you want to share from the Moore side of the family. Thanks. 🙂

  3. sisstor says:

    YAY!!! I’m gonna make some! I never had the recipe.

  4. Claudia says:

    Bet it would be good with whipped cream, especially if you had any left from yesterdays dinner.

    • semmie says:

      You know, we’re definitely a CoolWhip family. But to be honest, I’ve never tried the hot cocoa with CoolWhip or Whipped Cream. I did try it with a spoonful of vanilla ice cream once–that was pretty good. But the recipe is so creamy. I’m gonna give it a try here this weekend, though…just for you, Claudia. Good suggestion! 🙂

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