Dairy Free Hot Chocolate Mix in A Jar – Great for Holiday Gifts!

Hot chocolate is pretty much synonymous with freezing weather and the holidays. However, not all store bought mixes or coffee shops are going to have your health in mind, not to mention those that have dairy allergies or sensitivities are kind of left out in the dark sometimes.

Don’t fret – there’s a solution! Make this dairy free hot chocolate mix to have on hand when you get that hot chocolate craving and knowing that it’s filled with ingredients that you know and are real makes this the perfect treat!

You also get to choose the flavour too – do you want more cinnamon? a hint of vanilla? spicy chili? You get to choose – that’s a super bonus!

This is also a great gift. It doesn’t look as purdy as layered jar mixes because it’s all the same shade when it’s mixed, but it sure does taste delicious and that’s all that matters! Enjoy the snowy week!

dairy free hot chocolate mix

Dairy Free Hot Chocolate Mix

Makes approx 6.5 cups – 1 serving = 1/8 cup mixture for a small mug, 1/4 cup mixture for a large mug.

3.5 cups non-dairy powdered milk *see below for options
1 3/4 cup fair trade organic cocoa powder
1/2 cup shaved unsweetened chocolate
1 1/4 cup raw cane sugar
2 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp ground nutmeg
1/8 tsp ground clove
Optional flavour – pinch of gluten free chili powder, or cayenne pepper if you like spicy chocolate, yum!

*non-dairy powdered milk options

  • Coconut milk powder (ensure preservative free and dairy free if necessary, I have only been able to find a preservative free brand in the Caribbean) this one looks promising but I can’t find the ingredients
  • Soy milk powder – I like this brand because it’s non-GMO
  • Rice milk powder – this brand is organic but contains guar gum, stick to the original flavour
  • Or completely leave out the powdered milk and you will just yield less hot chocolate mix

Stir all ingredients until combined and add to 6 x 250ml mason jars (or less if you omitted the milk powder)

Directions for the Jar:
Add 1/8 cup mix (small mug) or 1/4 cup mix (large mug) to a mug and pour boiling water over top. To ensure it’s not lumpy, mix slowly into a paste as you pour the water.

Directions for the Jar without milk powder:

Add 1 tbsp (small mug) or 1.5 – 2 tbsp (large mug) of mix to a mug and pour boiling water or hot milk over top. To ensure it’s not lump, mix slowly into a paste as you pour the water.

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