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Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Homemade Hot Cocoa Mix


Now that the holiday season is upon us, it's great to find recipes that are not only delicious, but easy to wrap up and give as gifts!

This Hot Cocoa recipe is perfect for teachers, neighbors, friends, and family!  I used to make a batch to give my grandfathers every year for of my favorite memories!

Mason Jar

Just toss all the ingredients together, funnel it into a cute mason jar, maybe slap a bow on top if you're creative, or tie a ribbon if you're fancy, and it's good to go!

This recipe makes a lot but can easily be cut in half to make smaller batches. Because it makes so much, it's a gift that's perfect for the winter season!

Mug with Peppermint Candies

I love adding a large dollop of whipped cream on top, maybe a few marshmallows and some crushed candy cane, too!

Close up of mug with crushed candy canes

Want to really take it up a notch?  Add just one drop of Peppermint Vitality Essential Oil to your mug!  Mmm mmm mmm...delicious!  It's the perfect combo of chocolate and peppermint!

Peppermint Vitality Essential Oil

Check out my other chocolate and peppermint recipes:

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Hot Cocoa Mix - For A Crowd

prep time: 10 MINScook time: total time: 10 mins
Replace those packets with this delicious, homemade version! This recipe makes a lot of mix so be prepared to share with friends and family! Chocolately, creamy, and oh so yummy!


  • 12 cups, powdered milk (like Sanalac)
  • 6 cups, Nestles Quick
  • 6 cups, powdered creamer
  • 3 cups, powdered sugar


  1. Mix all ingredients thoroughly.
To Serve
  1. Stir together 1/3 mix to 2/3 hot water.
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Nothing makes hot cocoa more delicious than a fun mug! Put some mix in a cute baggie, place it in a mug with a cute bow and you've got a great gift! Check out my favorite designs for 2016! 
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1. These cute Moscow Mules are super popular this year!
2. Your typical Irish Coffee Mugs are my personal favorite.  I love a beautiful glass mug!
3. Plaid is making a comeback this year.  From mugs to pillows, it's everywhere!

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  1. This looks really yummy. I will have to pin this for later as I am hosting several Christmas parties this year. =)

    1. This is a fantastic recipe for holiday parties! It makes so much, you're guaranteed to never run out!

  2. This looks amazing. I love the idea of adding peppermint oil to it as well.

    1. The peppermint really takes it up a notch! Enjoy!

  3. Hey Carol! This looks very tempting! I've never tried the peppermint-cocoa combo so far. Must give it a try.
    - Chicky @

    1. It's delicious! You'll love the light minty taste!


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