Southern Mom Loves: Mint Hot Cocoa Mix Recipe + Printable Gift Tags!

Mint Hot Cocoa Mix Recipe + Printable Gift Tags!

Thursday, December 20, 2018

Hi, guys! Today's post is an easy recipe that can be made up for the family in preparation for those cold snowy days but also makes a great gift. This Mint Hot Cocoa Mix is so simple to make and requires very few ingredients, some of which you probably have on hand right now! To give it as a gift, simply scoop it into an air-tight container and I designed some printable gift tags for you to get started asap on this super-cute homemade gift!

Mint Hot Cocoa is a drink that a lot of people enjoy, but many wouldn't think they could make the mix for it themselves. It's so simple, but I do want to note that the better quality cocoa powder you can buy, the better tasting the finished product will be, so splurging on a tub of Hershey's or Godiva cocoa powder is totally worth it!

Mint Hot Cocoa Mix


  • 3 peppermint candy canes
  • 1 cup confectioners sugar
  • 1 cup vanilla non-dairy creamer powder
  • 1/4 cup cocoa powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cup mini marshmallows


1. Place the candy canes into a ziplock bag and use a rolling pin or a heavy can from the pantry to break them into small pieces.

2. Sift together the confectioners sugar, creamer, cocoa powder, and salt.

3. Add in the candy cane pieces and mix well.

4. Add in the marshmallows and mix well to coat.

5. Place in an airtight container and enjoy!

If you want to mix up a few batches for gifts, download the tags by clicking on the image below (or get it here), download to your computer, and print at 100% (actual size) on cardstock.

Cut them out along the solid lines and they can either be taped to the container with double-sided tape or you can punch a hole and hang them with some ribbon or twine.

Taping a few extra candy canes on the top in the shape of a heart is optional, but adorable.

The gift tag gives directions to make the cocoa by the cup...

...and it's absolutely scrumptious!

Happy Holidays!

Have you ever made hot cocoa mix yourself? Will you be making a batch of this one? I love to read your comments!

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