DIY Gourmet Hot Chocolate Mix

DIY Gourmet Hot Chocolate Mix

If you know me, you know that I love homemade gifts AND I love chocolate (ok maybe wine too), merge the 2 together and you’ve got near perfection!

I don’t know about you, but I think that handmade gifts just say so much! To me they scream thoughtfulness, love, kindness and… from the heart. Just ask my dad who received a handmade ashtray from second grade Libby! Sure, he was a non-smoker so maybe it scored low on the thoughtfulness, but obviously it sure made up for it in everything else because he still has it! :-)

This DIY gourmet hot chocolate mix is the perfect gift for anyone and everyone on your list! From teachers to friends everyone will love this rich hot chocolate. Pair it with these gourmet marshmallows and you’ve got a lovely, thoughtful gift.

DIY Gourmet Hot Chocolate Mix



  1. In a food processor, pulse the chocolate chips and evaporated cane juice until finely ground.
  2. Add cocoa powder and vanilla bean. Pulse for a few seconds to incorporate.
  3. Transfer to cute jars and attach label with serving instructions:
  4. For a rich hot chocolate add 3 tbsp of powder to 1 cup warm milk.
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DIY Gourmet Hot Chocolate Mix

Gourmet Marshmallows


  • Emily @ Recipes to Nourish

    So fun to have a mix like this on hand! Yum! You inspired me, so I’m going to go make some hot chocolate right now. Pinning.

    • eatplaylovemore

      Thanks Emily! I hope you enjoyed it! -Libby

  • Megan Stevens

    What a special gift!! Oh yum!

  • linda spiker

    Yowza! I am a hot chocolate fiend! This looks and sounds amazing!

  • Brenda

    This is just what I’ve been looking for! And I’m loving Mexican hot chocolate these days, so it would be super simple to add cayenne and cinnamon, right? Thanks for the great recipe!

    • eatplaylovemore

      Great suggestion Brenda! I was even thinking of adding a little peppermint extract the next time I make it. -Libby

  • Ambrosia

    Great idea! Sounds delish!!

  • BB Migs

    I love the idea of using chocolate chips, sounds yummy!

    • eatplaylovemore

      It’s really is BB! Hope you’ll give it a try! :) -Libby