Want to save money, but still give thoughtful gifts this Christmas? Try our DIY Christmas gift ideas, such as this one for peppermint hot chocolate.
Everyone loves hot chocolate during Winter, but in this recipe we add a festive twist to traditional hot chocolate. This thoughtful gift is very simple to make and will save you spending lots of money on expensive gifts. In saying this, it still looks great and can be enjoyed on Christmas day, so we’re sure your friends will love it.
You will need:
- ½ cup cocoa
- ½ cup sugar
- ½ cup powdered milk
- ¼ cup marshmallows (it’s a good idea to buy the mini ones)
- ¼ cup chocolate chips (we recommend dark chocolate, as it goes great with mint)
- ¼ cup crushed candy canes
- Mason jars (pint size)
Top Tip: Save money by purchasing ingredients on sale and buying in bulk if you plan on making a few of these DIY Christmas gifts.
How to make it:
Measure out your ingredients and think about which order you would like to layer them. You will need to layer all ingredients in the jar, pressing firmly down on each layer. We recommend keeping the chocolate chips, candy canes and marshmallows separated by other ingredients with finer textures, such as powdered milk, cocoa and sugar.
Once you have layered the ingredients, seal tightly with a lid. Next, tie the ribbon around the jar. Finally, label the jar by placing a sticker on the front or tying a tag onto the ribbon. This will ensure the recipient knows just how tasty this gift is!
When it comes to making the hot chocolate, you might want to write some brief directions on a piece of paper and give with the gift. Better yet, write these on the back of the label or tag. Brief directions for making Christmas hot chocolate are below.
To make a hot chocolate, all they will need to do is mix the ingredients in a large bowl. Then they will need to remove 1/3 of the mix, pour it in a mug and add 1 cup of boiling water. Stir and enjoy! Make sure the mix is poured back into the jar. Once it has been mixed up, it can simply be scooped out as needed.