Looking for a gift to give a neighbor?
Gingerbread Hot Cocoa Mix fits the bill!
If you are a regular reader, you know I love blog hops! When I received the invite for this one, I knew for sure I’d do it. I love to make printables, but more than anything, I LOVE my neighbors. We truly have wonderful neighbors. Some are retired, some are young married couples, and some are families. We spend a lot of time with our neighbors. I love to gift items to them throughout the year, and even more so during the holidays.
This year, I was thinking about cocoa, and peppermint cocoa, and then remembered how much I like the gingerbread lattes at Starbucks. Next thing you know, I was making up a batch! The recipe is simple: Cocoa powder, sugar, ginger. No added fillers or fluffers. Easy to make in large batches and spread into smaller containers. I used frappuccino bottles I had on hand. Easy peasy. To make it even more easy, I’ve included the printable tags I made as well. The best part? All the bloggers in this hop have provided free printables, so be sure to scroll all the way to the end to see all the other amazing Holiday Neighbor Gifts!
A simple ribbon, the tag, and a tiny ornament and you are all set!
The printable tags are a fun shape and a nice brown to compliment the cocoa.
You could always gift a holiday mug with the mix!
Your friends will appreciate the taste of the mix, and also how easy it is to make!
I used 2 tips for the Starbucks containers: Find out how to remove the labels HERE and find out how to remove the black ink date spot HERE.
GINGERBREAD HOT COCOA MIX
1 cup sugar
1/2 cup confectioners sugar
1 cup cocoa
1 TBSP ginger
1/2 tsp all spice
1/4 tsp cinnamon
1. In a large bowl, whisk all ingredients together, making sure no lumps are left.
2. To make hot cocoa:
In a mug, add 12 oz milk and 2-3 Tbsp’s of the mix. Stir. It will be clumpy.
Microwave for 1 minute, stir (the mix will melt in this time), and microwave for 1 minute more. Heat additionally if you desire it warmer.
To make in a larger quantity, keep the above portions and cook on a stovetop in a medium saucepan.
Be sure to download the printable tags HERE:
Check out all the amazing ideas! Special thanks to The Girl Creative for hosting the blog hop!