Just four ingredients. Plus one or more children equal a fun time making hot chocolate mix for gifts.
At our house we abandoned store-bought individual hot chocolate packets long ago. Only because we needed more. When the temperature dipped outside, we went through about a box in a day.
With this recipe and warehouse-sized containers, we make a frugal, homemade version in large amounts. One big batch for us and one batch to bless – each 250 servings!
For storage, recycle one or more of the large drink mix containers. For gift giving, use holiday plastic containers or fancy up a zip top sandwich bag.
Recipe: We stick to the Gourmet Hot Chocolate Mix but there are many variations over at The Motherload.
Mix up some marvelous messes on your way to hot chocolate. Then enjoy a mug full of yum by the fire and give away as much as your heart desires!
If your children enjoy time in the kitchen or if you are hoping to build that love, The Cook Box: Mixing Up Fun With Children just might be a fun gift idea for you to give them!
Vicky S says
For the lactose intolerant use all powdered creamer. Since my son can’t have powdered milk. (me either for that matter) We use only the powdered creamer and no one can tell the difference.
Thank you for the allergy-friendly tip Vicky!!
I like to use this recipe http://www.momsbudget.com/drinkmix/vanillahotchocolate.html to make flavored hot chocolate mix. French vanilla is my favorite. 🙂
OK, the links take me to groupon and the one labeled “mix” takes e to a blank page. HeLP! I would love to do this batch hot chocolate for gifts & our household! Thanks!
Sam – I checked the link and it still goes to the Motherload site with the recipes. Here it is again: http://momadvice.com/blog/2006/10/powdered-milk-christmas-drink-mixes