This hot chocolate recipe is perfect for the uber-chilly weather. It’s an awesome holiday DIY for everyone. Check out the tutorial below and whip up a batch or two during the colder months!
Make Hot Chocolate into a Gift in Three Easy Steps
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Do It Yourself Artisan Hot Cocoa Kit
If you’re looking for an excellent holiday gift for friends or a fun project for the kids, why don’t you try to make hot chocolate into a kit? I tell you, your loved ones will love this it.
This hot cocoa jar is perfect for the uber-chilly weather. It’s an awesome holiday DIY — easy to do and fun for everyone!
The holiday season is the best time to warm up to a sweet cup of hot cocoa. Having the same old plain chocolate drink every year, though, can start to taste ordinary.
I came up with this homemade hot chocolate kit for everyone. This is one of my family’s favorites. This can become your family’s favorite holiday drink, too.
Use this gourmet kit to brew up artisan hot cocoa in a matter of minutes! Subtle notes of mezcal, chipotle, and hazelnut make for an incredibly decadent marriage of sweet and spicy flavors.
It makes a great gift for friends, family, or that special someone. Of course, you can treat yourself to this quintessential holiday treat.
What is Mezcal? It can refer to an agave plant or a distilled drink that comes from any agave plant.
Hot Chocolate Ingredients
- 1 1/2 cups of cocoa
- 2 cups of sugar
- 3 cups of powdered milk
- 1/4 tsp of cinnamon
- 1/4 tsp of salt
- 1 1/2 cups chocolate chips
- 1 1/2 cups of marshmallows
- Measuring cups and spoons
- Glass jar with lid
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Step 1: Measure All Ingredients
The first step on how to make hot chocolate is to measure all your ingredients. Then you place them into separate bowls. That way, you can have all your ingredients in front of you while you fill your jar.
Step 2: Start Pouring
Starting with your powdered ingredients first, start filling your container. Continue pouring, layering the ingredients in your container. Add the cocoa to the jar. After you added all your powdered ingredients, add a layer of chocolate chips.
Lastly, place a layer of marshmallows. Your jar is ready to close, decorate, and label.
Step 3: Decorate and Label
Close the lid of your glass jar. You can now choose to decorate it any way you wish. It can be ribbon, tissue paper, or whatever you like.
Next, take your label and write down your ingredients and how to make hot chocolate step by step. Don’t forget to tie it around your jar. Perfect!
In only a few minutes, you learned how to make a hot chocolate jar. You can now gift it to your friends and family. You can have a mug yourself.
When you’re ready to drink, pour in some milk or hot water. Give your favorite hot choco a little twist by adding a hint of peppermint or cinnamon. Use this infographic if you need a quick recap. Happy Holidays!
Do you have a favorite hot chocolate recipe? Let us know in the comments section below!
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Editor’s Note – This post was originally published on August 2019 and has been updated for quality and relevancy.