DIY Homemade Hot Cocoa in a Jar Gift

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DIY hot cocoa

I LOVE simple gifts, especially gifts in a jar and this is a great one to make for everything from holiday gifts to wedding gifts or just simple “thank you” gifts! This recipe makes a LOT of cocoa. So if you are needing it just for one or two gifts just cut it in half! You’ll need:

glass jars or other airtight containers
1 cup powdered coffee creamer
4 cups powdered cocoa
10 cups powdered milk
2/3 cup powdered sugar
1 box of instant chocolate pudding mix


Dump all ingredients into a large bowl.


Mix together well.


Add to jar!! Simple as that! Add a ribbon, decorative cloth, label, or anything else that you would like to add to personalize your jar! As for the recipe itself you’ll need 2 heaping spoonfuls of mix to one cup of hot water. The pudding mix in this makes the hot cocoa VERY rich and chocolatey! I absolutely LOVE this stuff and make it in batches for myself at home!


  1. Catherine says

    I just started making this for Christmas presents. Looks like one batch will fill 8 pint jars with some left over :-)

  2. Regina says

    Where this recipe calls for 4 cups of powered cocoa? Would that be like HERSHEY’S Cocoa Natural Unsweetened?


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