If you're looking for a unique gift idea for a special friend or family member, try putting together a homemade hot cocoa gift set. This gift has a personal touch because you created it yourself and it's a treat for adults or children.
Things You'll Need
- Coffee/Cocoa Mugs
- 3 Cups Dry Milk Powder
- 1 Cup Powdered Sugar
- 1 Cup Powdered Non-Dairy Creamer
- 1/2 Cup Sugar
- 3/4 Cup Baking Soda
- 1/4 tsp. Salt
- Small label
- Mini Marshmallows
- 6 Plastic Spoons
- Cup of melted chocolate
- Saran wrap
- 6 pieces of ribbon, 12 inches each
Purchase a basket that you can put all of the items in. You can buy themed baskets that go along with holidays or special occasions.
Purchase a set of cute mugs for your gift recipient to use for their hot cocoa. If you know their favorite colors, sports teams, hobbies, or other themes that you can get the cups in it will make the gift seem more personal. You can even go to local paint your own pottery studios and custom design cups for your friends or family.
Make your own hot cocoa, it is easy and delicious and will show you put a more personal touch on your gift than simply using packaged cocoa. Here is a simple recipe that you can measure into the airtight decorative tin or plastic container that you bought: 3 cups dry milk powder, 1 cup powdered Sugar, 1 cup powdered non-dairy creamer, 1/2 cup sugar, 3/4 cup baking cocoa, 1/4 teaspoon salt.
Put a label on the container that gives the directions on mixing the cocoa: "To make a cup: stir in 1 1/2 tablespoons of mix with 6 ounces of hot water. Serve with marshmallows and whipped cream. "
You can make your own homemade chocolate covered spoons to stir the hot chocolate with for your basket, also. Simply dip plastic spoons into melted chocolate and let them harden. Then wrap them in plastic wrap and tie with 12-inch ribbons. Friends and family members will love this extra dose of chocolate to the wonderful cocoa that you made.
Arrange all of these items in the basket that you purchased. You can tie the basket with cellophane and a larger bow, if you desire.
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