This copycat Tim Horton's Hot Chocolate mix is made with three simple ingredients. Mix it with hot water or milk for a warm drink.
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🍫 About This Recipe
There's nothing quite like a warm cup of hot chocolate on a cold winter day.
I always have a container of Tim Horton's hot chocolate mix on hand in case I get a craving. I live only one block away from Tim Horton's, but you know, sometimes we get a bit lazy.
You can make this hot chocolate mix and store it in your pantry for several months, depending on the freshness of your powdered milk.
Be sure to whisk the ingredients thoroughly to get rid of any lumps. This will ensure a smooth hot chocolate when you mix it with liquid.
- Cocoa Powder: Use a high-quality cocoa powder for the best results. I use the No Name brand. It's one of the cheapest brands, but surprisingly, it's ranked as one of the best cocoa powders with a deep, chocolatey taste.
- Confectioner's (Powdered) Sugar: We use powdered sugar because it dissolves faster than granulated sugar. That said, you can definitely use granulated sugar if that's all you have. Use ½ cup per 2 cups of powdered sugar.
- Milk Powder: Both whole and skim milk powders can be used. Whole milk powder has a much better flavor, but its fat content significantly reduces its shelf life.
STEP 1: Combine cocoa powder, sugar, and milk powder in a medium bowl. Whisk thoroughly. Pass it through a fine-meshed strainer to get rid of lumps.
STEP 2: To make hot chocolate, add ¼ cup of powder for every cup of hot water or milk.
For a thicker texture, blend in 1 teaspoon of cornstarch with the hot chocolate powder before adding the water. Ensure your water is boiling to thicken properly.
💭 Top Tips
- To get the Tim Hortons flavor, you'll need to use more hot chocolate powder than you think. Most recipes call for two tablespoons of powder per cup, but we'll double it.
- Feel free to serve it with additional mix-ins like marshmallows or a sprinkle of salt to boost the flavor!
- Use this hot cocoa mix to make a French Vanilla!
🥡 Storage & Leftovers
Storing: Store hot cocoa mix in the pantry for up to 6 months, depending on the freshness of your milk powder.
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Tim Hortons Hot Chocolate Recipe
- 1 ½ cups confectioner's (powdered) sugar
- ½ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
- 1 cup powdered milk
- cornstarch (optional for a thicker texture in your hot chocolate)
- Combine cocoa powder, sugar, and milk powder in a medium bowl. Whisk thoroughly. Pass it through a fine-meshed strainer to get rid of lumps.
- To make hot chocolate, add ¼ cup of powder for every cup of hot water or milk. For a thicker texture, blend in 1 teaspoon of cornstarch with the hot chocolate powder before adding the water. Ensure your water is boiling to thicken properly.