Friday, January 14, 2011

Hot Cocoa a Go Go

My niece attends Purdue University in Indiana. It's been cold and snowing so I thought I would send her a care package to warm her up. I decided hot cocoa would be just the thing. I made some homemade hot cocoa (recipe below), so therefore I needed a container to put it in. Off to Walmart I headed. Can't have hot cocoa without marshmallows! While I was at Walmart I decided to pick some up. I happened upon some French Vanilla flavored, Snowman shaped, marshmallows and viola a theme for my gift was born. Hopped across the street to Kohls and picked up a really cute snowman mug.

The scrapbook paper and Let It Snow sticker are by Reminisce , the icicles are a sticker by Jolee's , I cut the snowman out with my Cricut and added a few random snowflake stickers. A dash of Stickles glitter glue and I was finished!

Hot Cocoa


2 cups nonfat dry milk
1 cup malted milk powder
1 cup instant chocolate milk powder
1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1/3 cup sugar

1. In a large bowl, mix together all ingredients. Sift into another large bowl. Sift again into the first bowl

2. Spoon mixture into container. Gently tap on counter a few times to settle ingredients.

3. Place lid on jar and decorate as desired.

4. To present as gift, attach a gift tag with the instruction for preparing by the cup. Cocoa by the cup: Place 1/3 cup of mix in a mug. Pour 8 ounces boiling water into mug and stir. Enjoy!!


cklopping said...

How lucky your niece is to have you as an Auntie!! This is adorable!!!! It also happens to look yummy!

rosalie said...

Very cute and yummy!