I love giving something homemade to our neighbors and friends for the holidays. What I love about this homemade hot chocolate mix recipe is that it makes a lot. Not expensive, perfect for a small gift for so many on your list.
The perfect packaging is a Mason jar filled with my homemade hot chocolate mix. Pinterest had the printable label and I cut out a circle from card stock for the top of the jar which has the instructions.
I love this old recipe that my Girl Scout group would use when we went camping for so many years. Not too sweet and the perfect amount of chocolate taste.
The recipe does make a lot and is easily stored. I store mine in large mason jars in the pantry, but large plastic bins would work well also.
Homemade Hot Chocolate Mix Gift
- 4 cups powdered milk
- 21.8 oz box Nestle Nesquik
- 16 oz instant coffee creamer
- 1 cup powdered sugar you can adjust this to taste
- 4 tbsp of dark cocoa powder optional
Mix all of this together in a VERY LARGE serving bowl. Fill large mouth jars, use a canning funnel with large mouth jars. This recipe will fill 4-quart large mouth jars and part of a pint jar. I usually put the dark cocoa powder in this mix because we like a richer cocoa.
Add 3-5 heaping tablespoons of mix to a cup of hot water and stir well.
Things I used to make this recipe:
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I’m just a country girl loving my geeky life with my wonderful husband, always taking pictures, getting my hands dirty in the garden, being crafty, exploring with travels and enjoying all this on a budget. But above all, living my faith as a child of God!