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Dairy-Free Hot Cocoa Mix (Homemade)

The best homemade creamy and delicious hot cocoa mix that also makes a great DIY holiday gift. This blend is dairy and sugar free and a cozy way to warm up this winter.

  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 6 cups (Enough for 3 pint jars) 1x



Hot Cocoa Mix

  • 2 cups powdered coconut milk*
  • 2 1/4 cups powdered sugar OR powdered Swerve
  • 1 1/3 cups unsweetened cocoa powder (I prefer Dutch-processed)
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar OR brown Swerve
  • 1/2 teaspoon fine salt
  • 1 cup dairy-free chocolate chips*


  • crushed peppermints
  • crushed mint chocolate
  • marshmallows
  • M&M’s
  • shredded coconut

Spiked Hot Cocoa

If you want to have a Spiked Hot Chocolate add 1 oz of one of the following:

  • Bourbon
  • Dark Rum
  • Baileys
  • Kahlua
  • Peanut Butter Whiskey


  1. COMBINE: Add all the ingredients except for the topping to a large mixing bowl. Mix together until evenly combined.
  2. SIFT: Add mixture to a sifter or sieve to remove any large clumps. This process will ensure your mixture is nice and fine. Stir together one more time making sure there is no white left in the mix.
  3. STORE: Scoop the mixture into containers or jars of choice. Store in an airtight container in a cool dry place for up to 6 months. 
  4. DRINK: place 1/4- 1/3 cup cocoa mix in a mug along with 3/4-1 cup of hot milk of choice. Top with marshmallows or toppings of choice. If you like it extra sweet, stir in some honey.


  • I like to keep my mix sugar-free by using Swerve of Monk Fruit. However, feel free to sub regular powdered sugar and brown sugar.
  • If you are not dairy-free you can use regular milk powder.
  • I love Hu Kitchen’s dairy-free chocolate chips
  • The jars I am using in the photos are old jelly jars by Bonne Maman. Any jar will work as a gift though. 
  • You can use hot water instead of milk when mixing the drink, however, it won’t be as creamy and delicious. 
  • Author: Ashley McCrary
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Category: DIY Gift/Drinks
  • Method: No Cook
  • Cuisine: American
  • Diet: Gluten Free

Keywords: diy gift, homemade hot cocoa mix, dairy-free hot cocoa, sugar free hot cocoa