Thursday, December 6, 2012

3 Hot Drink Mixes for Giving {and Keeping!}

Meet Bob.

Bob and I have been working
our little fingers to the bone!

We've been sewing a new tree skirt, making new stockings...
cutting, folding and gluing paper garlands...
not to mention baking cakes and getting ready for birthday parties...
taking and editing family Christmas pictures...

Oh yeah, and drinking LOTS of Christmas Cappuccino.

Bob wanted me to tell you that he understands...
decorating and shopping and wrapping and baking and smiling all the time
is hard work!

You should never expect to do all that without ample
amounts of sugar and caffeine!
Lucky for you, we are here to help!
Well, okay...only one technically has coffee...
but we've got plenty of sugar!

Christmas Cappuccino
2 1/2 cups chocolate drink mix {Nesquick}
8 cups dry milk
2 cups powdered sugar
1 cup instant coffee granules
8 oz jar powdered french vanilla coffee creamer

{These measurements can easily be halved}

Mix all ingredients together in a large bowl.
Store in an airtight container until ready to drink or gift!
Mix 1/3 cup dry mix with 8 oz. HOT water.

Creamy White Hot Chocolate
    1 1/2 cups dry milk
    1/2 cup powdered french vanilla coffee creamer
    1 cup chopped white chocolate {chips or bar}
    optional couple dashes of cinnamon
Mix it all cool and dry.

Add 1/3 cup mix to 8 oz. BOILING water.
Add some cream or half and half.

The World's Best Cocoa

5 1/3 cups dry milk
2 cups chocolate drink mix {Nesquick}
1/2 cup powdered sugar
1 cup powdered coffee creamer {I like Cremora}

Mix it all up in a really big bowl.
Store in an airtight container.
Or make some and decide you're going to drink
the whole batch by yourself in one afternoon.

Or not.

Stir 1/3 cup dry mix into 8 oz. HOT water.
I always add some cream and top with whipped cream.
The added cream makes it heavenly.
You could do marshmallows.
Be that way.

Bob said I didn't tell you about the packaging.
He's starting to bug me.
Maybe it's all the caffeine and sugar...

The little brown bags I get at The Container Store.
They're like 39¢ each! No kidding!

I just added paper tape I found at Michael's...some hand painted tags...
okay, one is paper...excuse me!
And some baker's twine.

You could use rubber stamps and emboss them.

The little cans I found at Target for $1!
They hold about 4 servings each.

I just added some little snowflake-lookin' vinyl.

So, if you're giving...don't forget to include directions.

I have done these for teachers in little single serve zip bags with tags.
Great to stick in a larger gift or stockings.

Sorry, Diana...I don't know how to make these without sugar.
If anyone is interested...I do have a recipe for Merry Mochaccino
that uses regular cocoa powder and sugar which could
be substituted with stevia or splenda.
I just haven't made it...everything else in the book has been good, so...

I am still getting my decorations up...I wasn't kidding about all that work!

Oh well, I won't make the Christmas decorating blog parties this year.
There's always next year!

How about you guys?
Is your house all decked out?
Do you go all out or do you do minimal?
Have a great weekend!

The Christmas Cappuccino recipe is from the
Gooseberry Patch original Merry Mixes book.
I've use MANY mixes from there...all fantastic.

Handing out marshmallows at these fine parties:


  1. These all sound so good and what cute packaging!
    I've pinned it to my Gifts board.

    Holly's Stamping Addiction

  2. Oh, you and Bob did an awesome job! I want to make some.
    Mostly I want a sip of that festive cup.
    New Follower,

  3. Thanks for stopping by my blog and these mixes sound great! I may have to try the one with the coffee. Merry Christmas!

  4. What a fun idea! Thank you so much for sharing this! What a fun gift idea for teachers or the office! This recipe looks easy and fun.....the perfect combination for me!

    Have a blessed and very Merry Christmas!

  5. I love this! The packaging is so gorgeous! Wishing you a wonderful Christma! Angie xo

  6. So, so cute!! Great ideas, too. I need some inspiration so I'm your latest follower!

    Happy Holidays! :)


  7. Kelly, I like your recipes and the packaging is adorable! Following you. :)

  8. Pinned and I'm making all 3 recipes - for me ! {maybe one as a gift!} Thanks for sharing :-)

  9. Hi thanks for sharing all these at tasty tues. I am pinning! Julie at

  10. Pinned it! These are just what I was looking for to give to teachers this year. Thanks for posting.

  11. Yeah, I'm pinning too, these are always great gifts and so many choices, thank you for sharing.

  12. These all sound really good. I will pin them so I have the recipes. My kids will love them too - they are always drinking hot chocolate this time of year. This will be a lot less expensive than buying those mixes.

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