This Hot Cocoa Mix makes a smooth, creamy, chocolaty mug of the best cocoa ever! It’s a great gift for the holidays for friends, neighbors, teachers, and coworkers.
Hot Cocoa Mix
Making your own Hot Cocoa Mix is really easy and makes such a fun gift. My mom used to make a huge batch of this mix when we were little kids, before commercial hot cocoa mixes became available. But this recipe is much cheaper to make and I think it tastes much better! Now that I’m grown, I like to keep this cocoa mix on hand all winter long so I can make a delicious mug of hot chocolate to warm up on cold days. This is my kids’ favorite after school treat on cold chilly days when they come in from school. There’s nothing more comforting than a plate of goodies and a steaming mug of cocoa. Try this recipe and enjoy creamy hot cocoa all winter long!
Hot Cocoa in a Jar Gift
For gift giving, this recipe makes four pint-size jars or two quart-size jars of hot chocolate mix. Each pint size jar contains eight servings of the mix (a quart-size jar makes 16 servings). There are multiple ways to gift this hot cocoa mix. I usually have extra glass jars around, so I often use them to give this mix as a gift. There are lots of fun ways to decorate the jars from fancy to simple. I usually take the simple route with just a bow and the gift tag tied on. I’ve also put the hot chocolate mix in a decorative bag and placed it in a mug for a gift with some candy canes or cocoa stirrers. My daughter made the cute gift tags to go with the mix that I am giving out this year. Just print them out on card stock, punch a hole in the corner, and then tie it with a ribbon or jute twine to the jar. Click here to download the free printable gift tags.
More Delectable Hot Chocolate Recipes
If you’re like me and you can’t get enough of that hot, creamy goodness during the cold months, try some of these scrumptious hot cocoa recipes:
- Unicorn Hot Chocolate Recipe
- Candy Bar Hot Chocolate
- Peppermint Hot Chocolate
- Mayan Hot Chocolate
- Frozen Hot Chocolate
How to Make Hot Cocoa Mix
- Mix all ingredients together in a large bowl until well blended.
- Store mix in a sealed container.
- To serve, mix 3 heaping spoonfuls into 6 to 8 oz of hot water.