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Servings: 4 cups of mix

Hot Chocolate Mix {Pumpkin Spice Hot Chocolate}

Total Time:
20 mins
This homemade hot chocolate mix is dairy-free and inexpensive to make at home! Keep it in your pantry for whenever the urge for cocoa hits. Add some flavored coffee creamer for a flavor twist, like a pumpkin spice hot chocolate!


For the mix:

  • 4 ounces semi-sweet or milk chocolate chips — about 3/4 cup
  • 1 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 2 1/2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon — optional

For each serving Hot Chocolate:

  • 2 tablespoons hot chocolate mix
  • 1 cup milk — regular, non-fat, almond, soy, or coconut
  • 2 tablespoons International Delight Coffee Creamer for flavor — optional
  • Whipped Cream or marshmallows — for garnish


To make the hot chocolate mix:

  1. Freeze the chocolate chips for at least 10 minutes. Pulse the frozen chips in a food processor until they are small crumbles. (If you don’t do this when they are frozen they’ll melt in the processor!)
  2. Whisk together crumbled chocolate chips, cocoa powder, powdered sugar, salt, cornstarch, and cinnamon (if using). Place in a plastic bag or airtight container. Makes 4 cups mix.

To make hot chocolate:

  1. Add 2 tablespoons of mix to 1 cup hot milk (use any kind of milk or soy or almond). Stir, serve with whipped cream or marshmallows.

To make pumpkin spice or flavored hot chocolate:

  1. Make hot chocolate as directed and add 2 tablespoons International Delight Pumpkin Pie Spice Coffee Creamer (or any flavor) with the mix. Stir and top with whipped cream.