There is something so comforting in a mug of hot cocoa! It warms you up on a cold winter night – even just wrapping your hands around the warm mug feels so good. 😉
I used a simple recipe to mix up some Homemade Hot Cocoa Mix to gift to friends for Christmas this year. Simply fill some quart mason jars with the mix and tie on a tag with instructions for a sweet treat.
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Homemade Hot Cocoa Mix
10 cups powdered milk
4-1/2 cups powdered sugar
1-1/2 cups dry coffee creamer (I used French vanilla)
2 cups unsweetened cocoa powder
1 teaspoon salt
Mix all ingredients together in a large bowl. Place in airtight containers of your choice.
To prepare Hot Cocoa:
Place 1/4 cup mix in a mug. Add 1 cup hot water and mix well.
Top with whipped cream or marshmallows, if desired.
You can add some mini chocolate chips to the mix for extra chocolate flavor. Like peppermint hot cocoa? Crush some peppermint candies and mix them in.
I was able to fill 4 quart mason jars with this recipe. Of course, you could stretch it farther by using smaller containers. I printed a label with instructions on white card stock, trimmed and layered it to red card stock, punched a hole in the corner, and tied it around the jar with red baker’s twine.
If you are interested in a free PDF of the labels I printed I’ve attached a link below.
A jar of this mix alone would make a great gift. But you could also put it in a basket with a couple of cute mugs (these red polka dot mugs are cute!), a bag of mini marshmallows, and some peppermint sticks for a fun gift.