Kids Cooking Recipe: Hot Chocolate Mix

Posted by the Mom (aka Kelly Biedny)

This is the time of year where here in Minnesota, we’re all starting to get sick of the snow.  I mean, Alex and Soph still welcome a snow day–no school and some good old snowman creation–but by the end of February, we’re ready for transition from white to green.  I know by this time of year I’m seriously ready for longer days; the long periods of darkness in the winter just get to me after a couple months.

Despite our longing for brightness, warmth and green, the fact is we’ve still got a few cold days a head.  And, when it’s cold outside, we love to keep our bellies nice and warm with good ole hot chocolate.  This recipe is one that Grandma Sue has been making since even I (the mom) was a kid 😀  It’s a fun recipe to make with the kids because even ‘little’ kids can help with the pouring and stirring–it’s super easy.  It makes a lot, so we store the bulk of it in an air tight plastic storage container.  We keep some in an easily accessible jar for daily use and then just fill that up from the bulk when it gets low.  We like to mix ours with milk to make it super creamy, but with powdered milk as a key ingredient, it works well with water, too. (We occasionally run out of milk and have used water more than once and you can hardly tell, I just add an extra scoop of mix :D).

The recipe from Grandma Sue is below…do you have a recipe that keeps you warm when it’s cold outside?  Let us know what it is!

Kids Cooking Recipe: Hot Chocolate Mix

Kids Cooking Recipe: Hot Chocolate Mix


  • 8 quart box of powdered milk
  • 1 large container powdered chocolate milk mix - about 48oz. (like nestle quick)
  • 1 large container of powdered creamer
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 large box cook & serve chocolate pudding mix (NOT instant)


  • Mix all of the ingredients together in a large bowl. This recipe is great for younger kids because of all the pouring and stirring.
  • To prepare a cup, warm some milk or water in the microwave or on the stove to your preferred level of hotness. Then mix about 3 Tablespoons per cup into the liquid. Don't be afraid to add more if you like!
  • We also like to top ours with mini-marshmallows, or whip cream and crushed peppermint candies :D

Happy Family Cooking Everyone!

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