Hot Chocolate Mix in a Jar

This healthy hot chocolate mix in a jar is a fabulous DIY Christmas gift. I love making homemade healthy gifts for the holidays. Giving friends, family, and neighbors a homemade gift from the heart can be every bit as meaningful as something expensive. Sometimes even more so!

My healthy hot chocolate mix in a jar contains 5 dry ingredients. You’ll need unsweetened cacao powder, cacao butter, coconut sugar, freshly ground nutmeg, and a cinnamon stick. You can omit the spices if you want to keep this healthy recipe really simple. Write these instructions on the tag: simmer 2 cups water + 1 cup coconut milk; whisk in hot cocoa mix until smooth, then serve.

As you can see, it’s super easy to turn this healthy hot chocolate mix into a delicious dairy-free hot chocolate. You’ll get 3 large servings, or 4 medium ones from this dairy-free mix. My mix has cacao butter in it in order to make it super rich in the absence of cow’s milk. I haven’t tested my hot chocolate mix recipe without cacao butter. If I guessed, I would think it would be too watery without this ingredient.

Hot Chocolate Mix In a Jar

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Servings 3



Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 15 mins
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I’ve seen tons of gorgeous photos of hot chocolate mix in a jar over the years. Making my own healthy version has been on my list for a while now. The idea crystallized however, when my friend Helen sent me an email with a photo of Catherine McCord’s DIY Double Chocolatey Hot Cocoa in a Jar recipe. My healthy hot chocolate mix recipe is based on that one. For more DIY ideas on how to reduce consumption during the holidays check out this post. Here are some other DIY Christmas gift ideas:


27 responses to “Hot Chocolate Mix in a Jar”

  1. Totally off topic, but have you ever attempted roll and cut cookies with coconut flou? I am playing with some using homemade strained cream cheese to help bind them, but would love tips if you have them. I am so grateful for your adventurous experimentation!

  2. Wow, looking yummy, will surely try it,thanks for sharing :) do visit my blog too for more yummy recipes

  3. Hi Elana, Thank you so much for the great ideas and wonderful recipes. My question is Where did you get the cute little red tops for the Mason jars? love these and can’t seem to find them.

    Happy Holidays!
    Thank you

    • Hi Dee, if you click the words “red lid” in the ingredient list you will get that info. Happy holidays and enjoy the hot chocolate!

  4. How long do you think this will keep refrigerated or unrefrigerated? Asking because I am not familiar with the properties of cacao butter. Don’t want to poison neighbors with my holiday gifts! Thanks.

  5. hi elena,
    i have wondered this for years, and now i am just going to ask it: how tall are you?
    ps. can’t wait to try this recipe, the cacao butter is brilliant

  6. Dear Elana: Thank you for the wonderful recipe, do you have the nutritional information on this? If I am understanding the recipe the whole jar goes in the pan and the entire jar makes 3-4 servings?
    Thank you so much and Happy Holidays.

    • Hi Kat, yes the entire contents of the jar go into the liquid ingredients. I don’t have the nutrition info, but it can be calculated. If you do, I hope you’ll stop back by and share it with others who are interested!

  7. I absolutely love this idea!! I’m going to share this with my followers today, and make some up for friends and family. What a fun gift :) I love how you’ve got the cinnamon stick attached on the side, super cute!

    • Hi Cindy, if you click on the words “cocoa butter” in the recipe you will be taken straight to a page that gives a full description. Enjoy the Hot Chocolate Mix in a Jar!

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