Perfect Teacher Gift – Homemade Cocoa Mix

Homemade Cocoa Mix for Teacher or Hostess

Looking for a holiday gift for your children’s teachers (or maybe even a co-worker or 2)?

Food Network has a great recipe for make-it-yourself hot cocoa mix.  Have your children get involved by helping mix the ingredients and decorating the containers.  I used a mason type jar for ours, but you can get creative.  One option is a bag of mix tucked into a great mug with a decorative spoon tied to the handle.  Don’t forget to enclose a note or sticker with serving instructions!

Homemade Hot Cocoa Mix – makes approx. 4.5 cups

  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 cup cocoa
  • 2 1/2 cups powdered milk
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons cornstarch
  • 1 pinch cayenne pepper


Use a wire whisk to mix ingredients together in a large bowl. To serve, put ¼ cup mix in a mug and add 6 – 8 oz. hot water.

Store mix in an airtight container.

What do you think?