Homemade hot cocoa recipe makes a great gift idea for friends, neighbors, and hostesses. Today’s post also includes free printable labels.
Hi Kenarry readers! I’m Lori from Greco Design Company back again to share a delicious hot cocoa recipe that can be created at home and given as a gift to almost anyone on your list. Or make a big batch for yourself to help get you through the upcoming cold winter days!
Hot cocoa is perfect for this time of year and it’s enjoyed long after the holidays are gone. I tried a few different combinations and came up with this easy-to-make, super delicious recipe. I even designed some labels that you can download for free, making this mixture the perfect, homemade gift idea.
Homemade Hot Cocoa Mix
- Combine all of the ingredients, except the marshmallows, in a large bowl and stir to combine.
- Place in a sealed container.
- To prepare the hot cocoa, place 1/3 cup cocoa mix into a mug.
- Fill with hot milk and stir until well blended.
- Top with mini marshmallows, and stir with a cinnamon stick for added flavor.
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How to Make Hot Cocoa Mix Gifts
Now that you have the recipe, go ahead and create it. Then fill your jar(s) with this hot cocoa mix and top it off with a few extra chocolate chips and add a pretty bow. You can also print the free instruction label or tags onto card stock, cut them out, punch a hole in the top and tie them with ribbon, string or baker’s twine.
These jars of homemade hot cocoa are great when you need a hostess gift or something for a teacher, mail carrier or hairdresser. You can pair them with a pretty mug or tea towel and you’ve got a very thoughtful, yummy gift! And the recipient gets to enjoy a delicious treat and continue to enjoy the beautiful jar when finished!
How to Make a Hot Cocoa Bar
You can even make a big batch to keep for yourself. I used mine to set up a fun hot cocoa bar that is always a big hit with visitors (and my kids!). Here are some additional items you could include in your hot cocoa bar:
- updated rolling cart
- candy canes
- cinnamon sticks
- mini marshmallows
- mugs, spoons and plates
- holiday decorations
- tray and coasters
- and, for an adult hot cocoa bar, add liquor such as Kahlua, Godvia Chocolate Liquor, Rum Chata, Irish Cream, and Frangelico, or try this amazing Spiked White Hot Cocoa Recipe
I hope you enjoyed this recipe and maybe make a batch for yourself – and those lucky recipients on your holiday gift list!
Looking for a single cup of hot chocolate just for you? Check out our Single Serve Hot Chocolate Recipe.
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