Delicious Mocha Vanilla Cocoa Mix Recipe for Chilly Evenings

Attention all coffee lovers and cocoa enthusiasts, get ready to tantalize your taste buds with a delicious homemade mocha vanilla cocoa mix recipe! This decadent hot chocolate blend features the perfect balance of rich chocolate, creamy mocha, and sweet vanilla flavors, blended to perfection for that comforting and cozy cup of cocoa.

There’s nothing quite like the aroma of a freshly brewed cup of hot chocolate on a chilly winter evening or a brisk fall morning. With our homemade mocha vanilla cocoa mix recipe, you can elevate your hot chocolate game from ordinary to extraordinary with just a few simple ingredients.

Forget those store-bought hot chocolate mixes that are loaded with sugar and artificial preservatives. Our homemade mocha vanilla cocoa mix is made with high-quality ingredients, including unsweetened cocoa powder, instant coffee, vanilla pudding mix, powdered milk, and coffee creamer. Everything comes together quickly and effortlessly to create this indulgent treat in the comfort of your own kitchen.

Whether you’re looking for the perfect gift idea for a loved one or just want to indulge yourself with a cozy treat, this mocha vanilla cocoa mix recipe is sure to hit the spot. So grab your favorite mug and let’s get started on this delicious journey together!

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

Mocha Vanilla Cocoa Mix
Mocha Vanilla Cocoa Mix

Ah, the delicious smell of mocha vanilla cocoa mix brewing on a cold winter day. This beloved drink is the perfect treat to warm you up from the inside out. But not all mochas are created equal. That’s why today, I’m going to introduce you to the most heavenly, rich and decadent concoction you ever tasted – the mocha vanilla cocoa mix recipe.

Trust me; you’ll love this recipe for so many reasons that it’s hard to know where to start. First of all, let’s talk about the ingredients. Every drink begins with a foundation, and our blend of unsweetened cocoa powder and instant coffee granules provides that robust flavor that we crave in a cafe mocha. The chocolate features a harmonious blend of sweet and bitter tastes from premium high-quality chocolate chips like Ghirardelli or Hershey’s dark chocolate powder. The simple yet excellent combination of these ingredients results in a fusion that is utterly divine.

Furthermore, we’ve added French vanilla pudding mix, coffee creamer, and real maple syrup to create an extraordinary creamy vanilla taste that gives power to the humble mocha while making it even more luscious and gratifying. And because one coffee drink is never sweetened enough for our sweet tooth friends, we also added some sugar to balance out all the bitter ingredients.

Another great thing – customization! Our recipe allows you to adjust variables such as sweetness levels (sugar/cocoa) without throwing off the overall taste, making it perfect for personalizing your concoction.

Lastly, this recipe doesn’t require any specialty tools beyond your blender; thus saving both time and money compared to ordering drinks at Starbucks which always have long queues leading us feeling frustrated waiting for them!

In conclusion, our mocha vanilla cocoa mix recipe features a rich chocolate taste blended with just the right amount of sugar and vanilla creating an utterly divine treat. Our iced mocha latte will offer you the same quality taste as Starbucks mocha sauce. Trust me, once you try this recipe, no other mocha vanilla cocoa mix will even come close. It’s that good!

Ingredient List

 A deliciously decadent cup of Mocha Vanilla Cocoa Mix!
A deliciously decadent cup of Mocha Vanilla Cocoa Mix!

Let’s dive into the ingredient list for this delicious Mocha Vanilla Cocoa Mix recipe. You will need:

  • 1 cup of unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 2 cups of powdered milk
  • 1 1/2 cups of granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup of instant coffee
  • 1/4 cup of french vanilla coffee creamer
  • 1 package (3.9 ounces) of instant chocolate pudding mix
  • 1 tablespoon of vanilla extract

All these ingredients can be easily found in your local grocery store but they can also be substituted with other goods that you may prefer. Let’s move on to understand the recipe in the next section.

The Recipe How-To

 Enjoy your cozy nights in with this warm and comforting cocoa mix.
Enjoy your cozy nights in with this warm and comforting cocoa mix.

Now for the fun part – making our Mocha Vanilla Cocoa Mix! Here is a step-by-step guide that will help you make an unforgettable cup of hot cocoa.


  • 1/2 cup instant coffee
  • 3 cups powdered milk
  • 1 and 1/2 cups unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 and 1/2 cups white granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup instant vanilla pudding mix
  • 1/4 cup powdered coffee creamer


Step 1: In a large mixing bowl, add the instant coffee, then slowly pour in 1/4 cup hot water. Stir well until the coffee is completely dissolved.

Step 2: Add the rest of the mixture ingredients to the bowl. This includes the powdered milk, unsweetened cocoa powder, white granulated sugar, instant vanilla pudding mix, and powdered coffee creamer.

Step 3: Mix all the dry ingredients together until they are fully combined.

Step 4: Store your mixture in a container with an airtight lid. For best results, store it in a cool dry place like in your pantry or even the fridge .

How to Use:

Now to enjoy your mocha vanilla cocoa mix:

Option 1 (hot): Add 1/4 – 1/3 cup of your mix into a mug or cup, then fill to the top with hot water, or your choice of milk. Stir well until everything is combined, and you’ll have yourself a comforting cup of homemade hot chocolate.

Option 2 (cold): This mix also makes one amazing Iced Mocha Latte! Fill a glass with ice cubes and add about 3 heaping tablespoons of mix. Pour in cold milk, leave some room for stirring, and stir to combine it. Add a drizzle of chocolate syrup and enjoy your refreshing homemade iced mocha latte.

Additional Tips:

  • You can also customize this recipe by adding or substituting ingredients to your preference! For example, try using French Vanilla flavored coffee or maple syrup instead of white sugar for a unique twist.
  • Make sure to use high-quality chocolate, as it can make a big difference to the overall taste.
  • Top the hot cocoa with whipped cream, chocolate shavings, caramel sauce, or even candy canes.
  • If you prefer a dairy-free or sugar-free version, you can substitute some of the ingredients with dairy-free milk and sugar substitutes.

Now that you have all the tools you need, go ahead and make your own delicious homemade Mocha Vanilla Cocoa Mix. Enjoy your next cup of hot cocoa with the perfect balance of flavors that will leave you feeling warm and fuzzy inside!

Substitutions and Variations

 A nice hot cup of Mocha Vanilla Cocoa is the perfect way to unwind after a long day.
A nice hot cup of Mocha Vanilla Cocoa is the perfect way to unwind after a long day.

Are you looking for ways to customize this Mocha Vanilla Cocoa Mix recipe to your taste preferences? Fear not! There are plenty of substitutions and variations that you can experiment with.

First off, if you prefer a dairy-free version, simply substitute the powdered milk and coffee creamer with non-dairy alternatives like coconut milk powder or soy creamer. You could also use almond milk or oat milk instead of regular milk.

If you’re a fan of caramel, add a drizzle of caramel syrup to the mix ingredients for a tasty twist. For an iced version, just blend the mix with iced coffee or cold milk for a refreshing treat.

Feeling experimental? Try adding some spices like cinnamon, nutmeg or ginger to the mix for an added kick. Alternatively, you could add a scoop of protein powder to make it a post-workout treat, or sprinkle some sea salt on top for a sweet and salty combination.

Are you craving more chocolatey goodness? Stir in some dark chocolate chips or Hershey’s kisses to the mix ingredients for an extra dose of chocolatey goodness. For an indulgent treat, whip up some homemade whipped cream and sprinkle some chocolate shavings or starbucks mocha sauce on top.

Overall, there’s no lack of ways to personalize this Mocha Vanilla Cocoa Mix recipe to your liking. Experiment and find your favorite combination!

Serving and Pairing

 This cocoa mix will make you feel like you're sipping on a dessert.
This cocoa mix will make you feel like you’re sipping on a dessert.

Now that you’ve whipped up a batch of this homemade hot cocoa mix, it’s time to serve and pair it with some delicious treats. Whether you prefer a classic pairing or something with a bit of a twist, there’s no shortage of options when it comes to enjoying this mocha vanilla cocoa mix.

For a classic pairing, top your hot cocoa with some freshly whipped cream and finish it off with a dusting of cocoa powder. For a little extra indulgence, add a swirl of chocolate syrup or drizzle some real maple syrup over the top.

Feeling like something a little fancier? Try making a mocha latte by adding a shot of espresso to your hot cocoa and steaming some milk to pour over the top for an extra frothy finish.

If you’re looking for something to nibble on while sipping your mocha vanilla cocoa, you can’t go wrong with some classic cookies or brownies. Shortbread cookies or chocolate chip cookies are always crowd-pleasers, but if you’re feeling adventurous, try pairing your hot cocoa with some spicy gingerbread snaps or salty pretzels.

For those who prefer savory snacks, try pairing the rich chocolate flavor of the mocha vanilla cocoa with some mini grilled cheese sandwiches, tomato soup, or a charcuterie board featuring cheese, cured meats, and fruits like grapes and berries.

No matter how you choose to serve and pair this mocha vanilla cocoa mix, one thing is certain: it’s guaranteed to delight your taste buds and warm you up on even the coldest winter nights. So go ahead and get creative – the possibilities are endless!

Make-Ahead, Storing and Reheating

 Get ready to indulge in the rich and creamy goodness of this Mocha Vanilla Cocoa Mix.
Get ready to indulge in the rich and creamy goodness of this Mocha Vanilla Cocoa Mix.

One of the perks of this Mocha Vanilla Cocoa Mix Recipe is that it can be prepared in advance and stored for future use. The mixture can be made ahead of time and kept in an airtight container or a resealable plastic bag for up to three months.

If you’re planning on making a large batch for multiple servings, you can portion out the mixture into individual servings to make it more convenient to enjoy whenever you want. This way, you only need to take out what you need, and the rest of the mix stays fresh and ready to use.

When it comes to reheating, simply add one or two scoops of the mixture into a mug and pour hot water over it while stirring. If you prefer frothy cocoa, you can also add hot milk instead of water. I recommend using a frother or whisk to add some extra air into the milk for a creamier result.

If you like your cocoa to have a more indulgent flavor, consider adding some chocolate syrup or whipped cream on top of your finished drink. You can even substitute the water with warm milk or non-dairy alternatives like almond or coconut milk for a slightly different flavor profile.

Overall, this recipe’s make-ahead capability makes it an ideal treat that you can easily whip up when the mood strikes. So go ahead and prepare your mix now to enjoy delicious Mocha Vanilla Cocoa in no time!

Tips for Perfect Results

 Elevate your hot cocoa game with this incredible Mocha Vanilla Cocoa Mix recipe.
Elevate your hot cocoa game with this incredible Mocha Vanilla Cocoa Mix recipe.

To make the perfect cup of Mocha Vanilla Cocoa, there are some pro tips I can share to help you achieve that rich and flavorful drink. Here are some tips for the best results:

1. For a creamier taste, use whole milk instead of skim or 2%. Whole milk adds a richer flavor and a more luxurious texture to your drink.

2. Use high-quality ingredients to enhance the taste. Invest in good quality cocoa powder, instant coffee, vanilla extract and chocolate syrup as they can be a game-changer in terms of flavor.

3. Use real vanilla bean pods or pure vanilla extract instead of artificial flavoring. It will take the flavor to another level.

4. To add some sweetness to your drink, use real maple syrup or honey rather than regular sugar. This will provide a deeper, more complex sweetness in your drink without overwhelming it with cloyingly sweet flavors.

5. Don’t be afraid to get creative! You can add some peppermint extract or marshmallows for an added twist, or even sprinkle a bit of cinnamon on top for a warm and spicy taste.

6. One essential tip is to mix all the dry ingredients thoroughly before storing them to ensure everything is evenly combined.

7. Finally, If you are looking for an even healthier option, try using almond milk or oat milk as non-dairy alternatives for whole milk.

By following these tips, you will create a rich and delicious Mocha Vanilla Cocoa with an enhanced taste that can beat any coffee house drinks!

Bottom Line

So there you have it, the recipe for a delicious Mocha Vanilla Cocoa Mix. With a perfect blend of mocha and vanilla, combined with the rich and creamy texture of hot chocolate, this mix is guaranteed to send your taste buds on a wild ride.

What I love most about this recipe is its versatility. You can switch up the ingredients and make it your own. Whether you’re adding some powdered sugar to create a sweeter taste or switching out the instant coffee for decaf to create a soothing drink before bed, the possibilities are endless!

So what are you waiting for? Give this recipe a try and impress your family and friends with your newfound barista skills. Plus, with the option to make ahead and store for later use, you can enjoy it anytime and anywhere.

Remember to experiment with different ingredients and measurements, as well as finding the perfect pairing for your Mocha Vanilla Cocoa Mix. Top it off with some whipped cream or chocolate shavings and indulge in your very own homemade cafe mocha experience.

At the end of the day, making coffee at home is all about enjoying the process and having fun with flavors. So go ahead, be creative, and enjoy every sip of your homemade Mocha Vanilla Cocoa Mix!

Mocha Vanilla Cocoa Mix

Mocha Vanilla Cocoa Mix Recipe

Inspired by Flylady's Cocoa Mix (
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Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 0 mins
Course Beverage
Cuisine International
Servings 7 cups
Calories 447.3 kcal


  • 1/2 cup powdered vanilla pudding mix
  • 1 cup instant coffee (flavored if you’d like)
  • 2 cups Nestles Quik, powdered mix
  • 4 cups good-quality powdered milk


  • Mix all ingredients together and blend, a few cups at a time, in a blender or food processer to make a fine powder.
  • To use, add 1 cup of hot water to ¼ cup of Cocoa Mix.

Add Your Own Notes


Serving: 716gCalories: 447.3kcalCarbohydrates: 48.6gProtein: 20.4gFat: 19gSaturated Fat: 11.9gCholesterol: 66.2mgSodium: 381.1mgFiber: 1gSugar: 40.9g
Keyword < 15 Mins, Beginner Cook, Beverages, Easy, Small Appliance, Winter
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