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Hot Chocolate Mix {Pumpkin Spice Hot Chocolate}

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!
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 4 cups of mix
Author Dorothy Kern


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:

  • 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!)
  • 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:

  • 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:

  • 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.