Hot chocolate mix recipe with gingerbread spices. Get the homemade hot chocolate mix recipe and make it for yourself or as beautiful and delicious DIY Christmas gifts!

Hot chocolate mix recipe in a jar
homemade hot chocolate mix recipe

This hot chocolate mix recipe in a jar is made with powdered milk, cornstarch (for the creaminess), and gingerbread spices.
Being a hot chocolate dry mix recipe, you can pour the powder in small jars, decorate them, and give them away as homemade Christmas gifts or favors!

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Thanks to wonkywonderful for the inspiration! I used brown sugar – to make it confectionary, I simply used a food processor.

gingerbread hot chocolate mix recipe

Course Drinks
Cuisine American
Servings 2 medium jars
Author Claudia Rinaldi | Gourmet Project


  • 1 cup confectionary brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup corn starch this is the ingredient that gives you a creamy consistency, so you may change quantities depending on your tastes
  • 3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/2 cup milk powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 Tb ground ginger
  • 1/2 Tb ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 Tb ground cloves
  • 1/8 Tsp ground nutmeg
  • optional: mini marshmallows


  1. Mix well all the ingredients and place the hot chocolate mix in jars.

Recipe Notes


  • 2 tablespoons for each cup of milk (even dairy free – I tried rice & coconut and it was super slurpy).
  • Bring to a boil, constantly stirring.
  • Add marshmallows or chopped hazelnuts and go back to your comfy couch.

Enjoy your gingerbread hot chocolate!