Hot Chocolate Mix is so easy to make at home, you'll never buy premade mix again! This Malted Hot Chocolate Mix Recipe is the perfect homemade Christmas gift, and it's so easy to use. The added malt flavor in this homemade hot chocolate mix takes it over the top and makes it one of my favorite versions of hot cocoa!
Sift all ingredients (except the salt) in a large bowl. Add the salt and whisk all ingredients until thoroughly combined. Transfer to an airtight container and store at room temperature up to 6 months.
To serve, bring 1-cup hot water or milk just to a simmer. Pour hot liquid into a mug and mix in ¼ cup Hot Chocolate Mix (or to taste).
Pinch of cayenne pepper or cinnamon
Flavorings (added at time of serving) – vanilla, mint extract, orange extract, raspberry extract
Liqueurs – Irish Cream, Frangelico, Kahlua, Amaretto or your favorite
*Note: For best results, shake the hot chocolate mix to incorporate separated ingredients before each use.
**Note: If regular hot chocolate mix is desired, leave out the malted milk powder and use 2 cups nonfat dry milk powder instead.