Instant Strawberry Hot Cocoa Mix

Instant Strawberry Hot Cocoa Mix

Rumor has it that today is National Cocoa Day! I’m not sure that pink strawberry hot cocoa was what they had in mind when the holiday was created, but that’s okay. It’s delicious and makes a super cute gift-in-a-jar.

Instant Strawberry Hot Cocoa Mix

This just takes four ingredients to make! You’ll need high quality white chocolate, instant nonfat dry milk, Nestle Strawberry Nesquick and pink (or white) mini marshmallows. When prepared, the hot cocoa has a wonderful strawberries-and-cream flavor. Strawberry milk fans will love this! I’ve been sipping on it regularly because I am strawberry milk crazy!

Instant Strawberry Hot Cocoa Mix

I found these Ball Sharing Jars at the grocery store, but they are also available for purchase online. They have a pretty shape and look a little fancier than the usual canning jar.

Instant Strawberry Hot Cocoa Mix

The powdered milk in the recipe means you need nothing more than hot water and a mug to enjoy this cozy treat. However, my favorite way to enjoy it is stirred into hot cashew milk.

Instant Strawberry Hot Cocoa Mix

Heather Baird
Wash and dry the canning jars thoroughly before using.
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Prep Time 15 mins
Total Time 15 mins
Course Dessert, Drinks
Cuisine American
Servings 2 jars

Equipment

  • Food processor
  • Two jars, 16 oz. each

Ingredients
 
 

  • 7 ounces high quality white chocolate chopped
  • 1/3 cup 42g instant nonfat dry milk
  • 1 cup 110g Nestle Strawberry Nesquick powdered drink mix
  • 2 canning jars 16 ounce capacity
  • 2 cups 86g pink or white mini marshmallows

Instructions
 

  • Place the white chocolate in a food process and pulse until chopped into small pieces. Add the dry milk and strawberry drink mix. Process until the mixture is well combined and no large chunks of white chocolate remain.
  • Divide the mix between two 16 oz. jars. Top with each jar with 1 cup of mini marshmallows. Lid the jar and add a tag with preparation instructions.
  • Tag directions: Combine two tablespoons strawberry cocoa mix with 6 ounces hot water or 6 ounces hot milk.
Keyword nonfat dry milk, strawberry nesquick, white chocolate ganache
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Unknown
Unknown
3 years ago

I LOVE this! Strawberry milk has always been my favorite!!

Brandi
Brandi
3 years ago

Love this idea! My kids love strawberry milk!

Unknown
Unknown
3 years ago

Wherever did you find those adorable North Pole milk bottles?

Cary
Cary
1 year ago

Love those milk bottles❤️

Janis
Janis
11 months ago

Made this recipe to go in my hot cocoa bombs this year. I can barely taste the strawberry in it. I'm worried if I add too much nesquick it will get way to sweet once I add the white chocolate sphere. Any suggestions?

Heather Baird
Heather Baird
11 months ago
Reply to  Janis

Hi Janis, what a neat idea! I'm not certain why the flavor of the strawberry isn't coming through, but to boost it, you could *maybe* get some freeze-dried strawberries and pulverize them to powder in a food processor, then add to the mix. In my experience freeze dried strawberries are tart, and should not contribute any more sweetness to your cocoa mix.