3 Ingredient Homemade Hot Chocolate Mix

3 Ingredient Dark Hot Chocolate Mix | Dark Chocolate + Unsweetened Cocoa + Truvia = the perfect Holiday Gift | www.nourishnutritionblog.com

Desserts, Drinks, Recipe Index | November 21, 2016 | By

Hurry up and throw these 3 ingredients together for a quick homemade hot chocolate mix. 

Here’s the Recipe Redux theme for November 2016: The holiday baking season is upon us. Time to pull out all the stops. Show us the healthy holiday dessert you will be sharing with family and friends this season.

Hot chocolate

is one of those drinks I usually pass on (because I don’t like it usually, not for any other reason). Don’t get me wrong, I LOVE being able to warm up through a delicious hot drink, but hot cocoa rarely does it for me…. Then one day, like last year (wow that was recent!), a few friends and I were trying the different containers of hot cocoa in my pantry. There were a lot of them, and they were all random flavors and brands. After making one particularly not awesome cup of hot cocoa, a friend asked if I had dark cocoa powder. I was a bit hesitant because the thick, rich Starbucks hot cocoa is just too much for me. Weird taste preferences I guess. Luckily I did have some dark cocoa powder and because I’m a dark chocolate-aholic, I’d at least have to try it.

It took just one extra spoonful of dark cocoa powder to change the whole freaking game.

I realized I didn’t dislike hot cocoa, I just didn’t like hot cocoa that was mixed with water, and had milk chocolate in it. Focusing on creamy darker hot chocolate, but in true Goldilocks fashion, not too milky and not too dark cocoa, I found my perfect match. So much so that I made my own.

Even though I’m 100% a lazy cook

I do love to experiment in the kitchen. And a totally new *quick* method = sheer joy! Hence the homemade hot chocolate.

That’s the thing about eating, when you practice mindfulness and realize what you like and what you don’t like, you don’t have to worry about eating something that just doesn’t do it for you, and you can focus your efforts on food/drinks that are satisfying and amazing. it’s cool
5 from 1 vote
3 Ingredient Dark Hot Cocoa Mix | Dark Chocolate + Unsweetened Cocoa + Truvia = the perfect Holiday Gift | www.nourishnutritionblog.com
3 Ingredient Dark Hot Chocolate Mix
Prep Time
47 mins
Total Time
10 mins

Give the gift of healthy dark hot chocolate with this simple and delicious dark chocolate mix. It's the perfect way to warm up and get your chocolate fix. 

Course: Dessert, Drinks
Cuisine: American
Servings: 6 cups
  • 3.5 ounces Dark Chocolate bar, chopped I used 85% cocoa
  • 2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon cane sugar or sugar substitute
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt (optional)
  1. Combine all ingredients into glass jar.

  2. Store until use

  3. Add 1-1 1/2 tablespoons chocolate mix to 8 ounces (1 cup) milk of choice. Heat over stove or in microwave (in 1 minute increments) until desired temperature

Recipe Notes

Top with peppermint, whipped cream, and/or cinnamon

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3 Ingredient Dark Hot Chocolate Mix | Dark Chocolate + Unsweetened Cocoa + Truvia = the perfect Holiday Gift | www.nourishnutritionblog.com


  1. gretchen | kumquat

    November 22, 2016 at 9:26 am

    this is brilliant!! i love me some truvia… i will DEFINITELY be mixing this up for myself and my kids for a hot chocolate fix without the sugar coma. (and what a great gift for the holidays!)

    • Rebecca

      November 28, 2016 at 9:07 pm

      Thanks Gretchen! it’s an easy go to warm drink. Hope you enjoy it

  2. Lauren Grant | Zestful Kitchen

    November 22, 2016 at 1:25 pm

    Yup, it’s official. I will definitely be trying this recipe this winter. It sounds perfect!

    • Rebecca

      November 28, 2016 at 9:06 pm

      thanks! Hope you enjoy it 🙂

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  5. Deborah @ Confessions of a mother runner

    October 9, 2017 at 11:04 am

    Wow that is easy! Now I want one now

    • Rebecca

      October 10, 2017 at 9:16 am

      ya, so easy 🙂

  6. Rachel

    October 9, 2017 at 5:19 pm

    Mmm, I love hot chocolate. What a great recipe!

    • Rebecca

      October 10, 2017 at 9:16 am

      Me too! thanks so much Rachel!

  7. Sarah

    October 9, 2017 at 5:32 pm

    I could snuggle up with a mug of this right now! It’s so cold and I’ve got a craving for chocolate!

    • Rebecca

      October 10, 2017 at 9:15 am

      oh yes, you need to warm up with this ASAP!

  8. dixya @food, pleasure, and health

    October 9, 2017 at 5:47 pm

    i have been wanting to make hot chocolate and im absolutely digging this easy recipe that can be made ahead! i love love love this.

    • Rebecca

      October 10, 2017 at 9:14 am

      yes, it’s so easy & delicious! thanks Dixya

  9. Abbey Sharp

    October 9, 2017 at 6:24 pm

    Homemade is ALWAYS better than store-bought. Love this recipe!

    • Rebecca

      October 10, 2017 at 9:13 am

      isn’t it though? thanks Abbey

  10. Christina

    October 9, 2017 at 7:21 pm

    Yessssss it’s always good to have hot cocoa mix on hand!

  11. Emily

    October 9, 2017 at 8:50 pm

    WOW this sounds good!! The more chocolately, the better, in my books 🙂

    • Rebecca

      October 10, 2017 at 9:12 am

      same here! thanks

  12. Natalie

    October 10, 2017 at 3:14 am

    My family loves hot chocolate. And homemade is the best. Can you believe I haven’t done not one cup this season. Need to change that now. Thanks for reminder. 😉

    • Rebecca

      October 10, 2017 at 9:10 am

      I haven’t either, not quite cold enough where I’m at. But yes, you’re welcome & I’ll be joining you in hot cocoa drinking soon

  13. Mikki

    October 10, 2017 at 8:27 am

    Wow! Love the simplicity of this! And of course.. the chocolate part is the best!

    • Rebecca

      October 10, 2017 at 9:09 am

      isn’t it though?

  14. Kalee

    October 10, 2017 at 8:33 am

    This looks amazing! I love hot chocolate – especially when it gets cooler!

  15. Angela @marathonsandmotivation.com

    October 10, 2017 at 2:30 pm

    Yum! This sounds so amazing!! Can’t wait to make it for my kids…Pinned 🙂

    • Rebecca

      October 11, 2017 at 11:41 am

      yes! it’s so good! your kids would definitely love it

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