Mom’s Famous Homemade Hot Cocoa Recipe [vlog]

I grew up drinking hot cocoa mix that my mom made herself. We LOVED it.

I had forgotten about that mix until recently and decided to whip up a batch and see what the kids thought.


And since I want YOU to win in the kitchen with your families… I thought I’d share the recipe with you. Just in time for cold weather and the season of giving gifts in jars and whathaveyou.

And mom, thank you for taking the time to home-make our hot cocoa and I’m sorry if you also choked on clouds of powdered milk. I see your sacrifice and I thank you for doing that for your children. You are a saint.


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30 Responses to “Mom’s Famous Homemade Hot Cocoa Recipe [vlog]”

  1. Jenn says:

    Oh my gosh, MY mom has a recipe for hot cocoa that is similar (except I don’t know if it has nesquik, might just be the cocoa powder and heaps of powdered sugar)

    Talk about the resultant kitchen mess from that… Meh

    Oh, and my Sam (7) who was watching over my shoulder said “she’s funny”
    Then “how come you haven’t made Mimi’s recipe for US?”

    (I don’t know if they even sell powdered milk here. Mars. Remember?)

  2. Mrs_Malik says:

    hehehehehehehe … I have never understood the american fear of kitchen scales … Do they not sell them?!?

    I was going to make tree biscuits again this year … but I have TOO MANY jars in my kitchen, and we are moving in the summer, so hot chocolate jars is def a plan! Thanks for this, and the tears of joy from watching your video 😀

  3. Carrie says:


    Anytime I “cook” (for lack of a better word), I pretty much just eye-ball it. With everything.

    Now I don’t feel so alone.

  4. Chantelle says:

    I am quite sure that if I had the time to look up “adorable” in the dictionary I would find a picture of You. Thank you for sharing your delightfulness with us. Made my day!! 🙂 ((hug))

  5. Vanesa K says:

    I just tried to leave this comment….to no success. (I think.) But if you discover I posted twice…nevermind that! Haha!
    What I said, was that my mom also made homemade hot cocoa for us when my 3 older brothers and I were growing up. It made a massive amount. She used a large plastic bowl likes yours…only it happened to be a horrible yellow color. (Like the color of a newborn’s first week of poop when being nursed. Aww…makes me wanna have another.)
    We didn’t mind the nasty colored bowl. (Which she still has and uses…and is still looking similarly awful.) She made a huge batch around Christmastime…and it lasted most of the winter. (Which is impressive considering there were four of us kids…and we lived in the Snow Belt of PA!)
    Thanks for the reminder. I am totally making this for my four little ones too!! Have a blessed day Miss Jenny! =)

  6. Karen says:

    You are hilarious! Loved the powdered milk cloud! Thanks for the laugh this morning!

  7. Linda says:

    Put an UMBRELLA in it and I’m there :). Looks like it will TRAVEL well. *sends subliminal messages to jenny*

  8. Jen says:

    So what is this powdered milk? Why can’t you just use regular milk? I am so confused.

    • It’s a powdered mix… so you can store it an whatnot 🙂 Or give as gifts or just have all to yourself. Add hot water to make it hot and drinky. No hot water means – not HOT cocoa. Just dry cocoa 🙂

  9. Allison C says:

    Jenny, you made me smile today. Thank you.

  10. yummy!! thnx for sharing…we shall be warm and cozy now all winter long, can add this to coffee for a nice lil’ mocha, no??!! 😉

  11. Thanks, I’m all set to make a bunch! you are very entertaining 🙂

  12. Holy Cowbells Jenny! You had me rollin’ the whole intro. AND… you totally NAILED one of the hallmarks of my life… COCOA MOO! ::swoon::

  13. Emily says:

    Jenny, it’s safe to say that you are hilarious! AND I know what I’m drinking this weekend….

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  16. jennielynn says:

    Oh, I remember this. The kidlets and I are making this and some chocolate covered marshmallows (I KNOW!) for neighbor gifts this year. I’ll be thinking of you when we do!

  17. Stephany says:

    You remind me of Sarah Pallin if she was doing this Vlog for hot cocoa. Are you from Alaska too?

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