I’ve made this hot chocolate recipe oodles of times.


Yet every time I make it (every winter for the past 8 years) I have to call my mom for the recipe. Maybe that’s just because it tastes better when mom makes it and I like her reassurance.

Or maybe I’m just forgetful.

Probably both.

Very few things can top this sweet, creamy delight. A hot cup of the best hot chocolate after a cold winter’s day can soothe the heart, soul, and chilly toes.

The Best Hot Chocolate

It’s not exactly fat free which is why I like to sip this while wearing my stretchy sweatpants. Those bad boys leave plenty of expanding room when my stomach is full.

I know. I’m classy like that.

The Best Hot Chocolate

It’s almost time for snow! Be sure you have your hot chocolate and stretchy sweatpants ready before the white stuff falls! Trust me. You can’t go wrong with this one.

Mom’s Hot Chocolate

  • 1 medium-size box of carnation instant milk
  • large box of Nesquik
  • large container of Cremora creamer (or your favorite brand)
  • 2 cups powdered sugar

Mix together in large container. Store in sealed container. This mix will last throughout the season.

To prepare: 

  • Pour 1/3 or 1/4 cup of powder into a mug. Pour hot water over the mix. Enjoy!


  • In a sealed container, this hot chocolate mix will last all winter. (If your kids don’t drink it all first!)

Cold winter days are inevitable. That’s why we’re preparing for cups of our favorite hot cocoa with this super cute and festive mug from our shop.

Leslie Means

Leslie is the founder and owner of Her View From Home.com. She is also a former news anchor, published children’s book author, weekly columnist, and has several published short stories as well. She is married to a very patient man. Together they have three fantastic kids.  When she’s not sharing too much personal information online and in the newspaper – you’ll find Leslie somewhere in Nebraska hanging out with family and friends. There’s also a 75% chance at any given time, you’ll spot her in the aisles at Target.