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.