30 October 2008

A Homemade Christmas at SimplyVintagegirl.com

Welcome to the second A Homemade Christmas! This is week Two of Ten (you don’t have to enter in each one). I hope you’ll join us in sharing about homemade gifts that you have received or made — past, present, and future!
You can click here for the Introductory post.

Who could resist a nice warm mug of Hot Cocoa? I know I couldn’t. This is an eagerly welcomed gift, and one that just might end up asking for a refill. A Ball jar, with an added label gives this easily made gift extra charm.

On a cold winter’s night a mug of hot chocolate is the perfect touch for a cozy evening. Here is a delicious recipe for a nice jar of homemade cocoa mix.


Hot Cocoa Mix

YIELD: almost 4 quarts

8 qt. box powdered milk
8 oz. coffee creamer
2 cups powdered sugar
1 lb. box Nestles Quick

Mix and store. Use 1/3 cup mix to 1 cup hot water.

As an extra treat for my darling readers, I have created labels for you to use on your jars of hot cocoa! You can click here for information on downloading the file.

Have you made or received any homemade gifts? If you’d like to make a post about your homemade gifts, you can sign Mr. Linky below. You can add one of my Homemade Christmas icons to your blog by clicking here. Each Thursday (until the end of December) there will be A Homemade Christmas post! Hope you’ll join in the fun as we learn, inspire, and encourage one another!

A Homemade Christmas Participants

1. Tina
2. Robin @ Robin’s Egg Blue
3. BreezyTulip
4. Emily
5. Missie
6. SchoolinRHome
7. Meg

  1. 8 Responses to “A Homemade Christmas – #2 – Hot Cocoa Mix Jar”

  2. sarah mae on Oct 30, 2008 said:

    Hi Emily Rose! I have to say, I love this series you are doing, mainly because I am copying your (and others) great ideas! I haven’t linked up for two reasons: I don’t have anything to take a picture of and when I do make something homemade, I don’t want anyone who might get it to see it! :) But I will continue to enjoy these posts!

    By the way, did you ever get my e-mail about my blog design?

  3. BreezyTulip on Oct 30, 2008 said:

    Oh Emily, that hot chocolate mix looks so good! I know it’s not Christmas yet, but would you make me a mug of it right now?

    Love you,

  4. Sarah H. on Oct 30, 2008 said:

    What a wonderful idea! I think I might want to try this one. Great series!

  5. Tina on Oct 30, 2008 said:

    We love this mix! Make it every year and keep mugs with gift bags inside for visitors to take home. Reminds me that I need to get to the thrift stores to find the mugs!

  6. Celia on Nov 12, 2008 said:

    Every winter we make hot cocoa mix….we’ve gotten to the point that we don’t even measure any longer. I do know we now leave out the powdered sugar….NesQuik is sugary enough. ;)

  7. Jera on Nov 30, 2010 said:

    So wonderful to come across your blog! I am inspired and amazed by your gifts from the Lord. Thank you for sharing, I will be using some of your ideas for sure! May God Bless You (as i see He is) and Merry Christmas :-)

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