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DIY Holiday Gift - Homemade Hot Chocolate Mix with Coasters, Recipes and Gift Tags

Make a special gift for friends and family this holiday season with this hot chocolate mix gift idea that includes FREE printable coasters, recipes and tags. Put a unique and creative spin on a comforting Christmas classic with this decadent homemade gift with FREE printable coasters and tags.

The holiday season inspires dream-like thoughts of twinkling lights, falling snowflakes and the wonderful memories from the merry Christmases passed. Whether we're decorating the tree, sharing food and laughs at office parties or watching the Santa Claus parade, it's the one holiday of the year that we love to celebrate for weeks before the actual day. And one of the best things about this season is that it evokes senses and feelings in a powerful way: the feeling of tearing away decorative wrapping paper, the way the city looks under a thick veil of fresh snow, the smell of homemade goodies baking in the oven, the taste of roast turkey and the sound of the Christmas songs that you somehow still love. But the most profound of all is the feeling of contentment we get from giving thoughtful gifts and sharing all of these experiences with the people we love.

Homemade gifts are a wonderful and creative alternative to store-bought ones. This DIY Homemade Hot Chocolate Mix idea will be sure to keep their bellies warm all winter long.

One of the many benefits of presenting someone with a homemade gift is that they're genuine and thoughtful. Even though it's nice to receive a new DVD or a sweater from someone, homemade gifts leave a lasting impression on recipients because they require a little extra effort and care. By gifting someone with this homemade hot chocolate mix package (recipe below) with coasters, recipes and gift tags, you'll be giving them a heartfelt present that will not only taste delicious, but will also be a comforting addition to their favorite holiday traditions. And since several decadent recipes are included on the backs of the coasters in this FREE printable, the recipients will be able to enjoy this homemade gift long after Christmastime is over.

Is there anything more comforting and festive than a piping hot cup of Peppermint Hot Chocolate? Get this recipe, as well as several others in our FREE Homemade Hot Chocolate Gift.

Below is the recipe we used for the homemade hot chocolate mix as well as the 4 recipes we featured on the backs of the FREE printable coasters.

HOT CHOCOLATE MIX

1 1/2 cups white sugar
1 cup powdered non-dairy creamer
1 cup dry milk powder
3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder

Mix well, and store in an airtight container.
To serve, put 2 to 3 tablespoons of powder in a mug, fill with hot water, and stir.

MEXICAN HOT CHOCOLATE
3 tablespoons hot chocolate mix
1 tablespoon chocolate syrup
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 pinch chili powder
1/4 cup milk
3/4 cup boiling water

In a large mug, mix the hot chocolate mix, chocolate syrup, cinnamon, and chili powder. Pour in the milk. Add the boiling water and stir.

CANDY CANE HOT CHOCOLATE
3/4 cup hot chocolate mix
8 peppermint candy canes, (4 crushed, 4 whole)
1 cup whipped cream

In a saucepan over medium heat, mix the hot chocoloate mix with hot water. Whisk in the crushed peppermint candies until melted and smooth. Pour into four mugs, and garnish with whipped cream. Serve each with a candy cane stirring stick.

PEANUT BUTTER HOT CHOCOLATE
3 tablespoons hot chocolate mix
2 teaspoons creamy peanut butter

In a mug, add hot water and mix till well blended and smooth. Stir in 1 or 2 teaspoons peanut butter. Yes, it’s that easy!

PUMPKIN SPICE HOT CHOCOLATE
6 tablespoons hot chocolate mix1 1/2 teaspoons pumpkin puree 1/4 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice1/4 cup whipped cream 1 pinch ground cinnamon

In a saucepan over medium heat, blend the hot chocolate mix with hot water until smooth. Stir in pumpkin puree and pumpkin pie spice until fully incorporated. Pour hot chocolate into 2 mugs. Top with whipped cream and sprinkle cinnamon or nutmeg on top.


INSTRUCTIONS

1. Make your favorite hot chocolate mix (we used the recipe above) and package in an air tight mason jar

2. Print the gift tags on recycle card stock (we used seed paper) and then trim them out. Hole punch them once in the middle of the circle.

3. Attach the tags to your mason jars using twine or ribbon. We also add some washi tape to the jars to dress them up a bit.

4. Print the coasters double sided on recycle card stock (we used seed paper for these as well to make it an eco-friendly gift). Trim them out using a steel ruler and a sharp utility knife to the crop marks indicated.

5. Tie the coasters together with some twine or ribbon for easy gifting.

6. Deliver your packages and spread the love!


Get these adorable coasters with our FREE Homemade Hot Chocolate Gift idea.These charming "Baby It's Cold Outside" coasters include 4 yummy hot chocolate recipes
<Download the FREE printable PDF here>


These golden gift tags are included in our FREE printable Homemade Hot Chocolate Gift. Golden gift tags are the perfect way to personalize your gift.
<Download the FREE printable PDF here>


Enjoy this free Homemade Hot Chocolate Mix With Coasters, Recipes and Gift Tags, and make sure to check back with us next Monday for another festive 12 Weeks of Christmas free printable. And if you're looking for other great holiday freebies and DIY's, check out all the 12 Weeks of Christmas post's from last year and the start of this year here.


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