White Hot Chocolate Mix {Big Batch} is a powdery mix made with white chocolate, milk powder, sugar, and salt. Add some to a mug of hot milk or hot water to warm you up on a cold day or as a sweet treat to enjoy! Check out my Hot Cocoa Mix, too!

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White Hot Chocolate Mix

As soon as you see how easy it is to make your own white hot chocolate mix, you will never reach for the packets at the store. It can be added to hot water, hot milk, or even to your cup of coffee. And, better yet, it will last up to a year when stored properly. It would also make a lovely (and tasty) gift for the holidays.

Container filled with homemade white hot chocolate powder and a spoon in it.


White Chocolate: For best results, look for high-quality white chocolate like Ghirardelli’s. If you only have white chocolate chips, you would need about 1 cup of chips for 8 ounces of white chocolate.

Powdered Milk: Powdered milk, also known as milk powder or dry (dried) milk, is evaporated milk. It has a much longer shelf life when compared to liquid milk.

Sugar: I used both confectioners’ sugar (powdered or icing sugar) and granulated sugar to make the mix.

Salt: Yes, there is salt in the mix, and it is important. Adding salt actually enhances the sweetness of the powder so do not leave it out.

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How Much Does the Mix Make?

This White Hot Chocolate Mix makes about 5 1/2 cups. So, if you are adding about 1/4 cup of the powder to each mug of hot water or hot milk, you could have enough to make about 22 mugs of white hot chocolate. Of course, the amount of powder added to drinks may vary, depending on taste preference.

Pouring Hot water over white chocolate hot cocoa mix and mini marshmallows in a clear glass.

How to Serve White Hot Chocolate Mix

Be sure to have this on hand for your Christmas party or on New Year’s Eve; it’s sweet enough to even be a dessert. The is delicious when added to a mug of hot water, of course. It also works well in hot milk or even coffee. But, don’t stop there. Add a dollop of whipped cream or peppermint whipped cream to make it a peppermint drink. Or, add a message of love with a whipped cream heart. And, if you really want to sweeten the drink, don’t forget the marshmallows!

Pouring Hot water over white chocolate hot cocoa mix and mini marshmallows in a clear glass.

Can I Make White Hot Chocolate In a Crockpot?

Sure! It’s nice to have a warm drink on hand when hosting. To make white hot chocolate in a crockpot or slow cooker, add about 1/4 cup of the mix for every cup of water or milk. Set the crockpot on low; it’s ready to serve when it’s warm.

Can I Make this an Alcoholic Drink?

Of course! It’s easy and delicious to add your favorite spirit to white hot chocolate to spike it. Baileys Irish Cream would be delicious. Bourbon and rum would also be great options. Or, add a splash of RumChata® to your mug. For a peppermint drink that is perfect for the holidays, try it with peppermint schnapps.

Container with white chocolate hot cocoa mix in it with a spoon.

How to Store

One nice thing about this mix is that you can make it and it will last up to a year! And, since it is a big batch, that works out perfectly so you have it on hand when you are craving it. Store the mix in an airtight container in a cool, dry place. Keep in mind that the longer it is stored, the more likely it may lose some of the flavors, so try to use it within that timeframe.

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White Hot Chocolate Mix {Big Batch}

Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
White Hot Chocolate Mix {Big Batch} is a powdery mix made with white chocolate, milk powder, sugar, and salt.


  • 2 bars (4 ounces each) white chocolate, chilled, roughly chopped
  • 3 cups (204 g) powdered milk
  • 1⅓ cups (167 g) confectioners' sugar
  • 1 cup (200 g) granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • hot milk or hot water, for serving


  • To the bowl of a food processor, add the chopped chocolate. Process until you have small chocolate chunks.
  • Add milk powder, confectioners' sugar, granulated sugar, and salt.
  • Continue to process until well combined. Store the mix in an airtight container at room temperature for up to a year.

To Serve

  • In a large mug, add about ¼ cup of the white hot chocolate mix. Top with 8 ounces of hot milk or hot water, stirring until completely dissolved. Enjoy!


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Reader Comments

  1. I made this, it didn’t last long. Making another batch now. I love it, just the right amount of everything!

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