I love a good hot chocolate; not too sweet, not too bitter but full of chocolate flavour and I have been working on perfecting my recipe for the ultimate hot chocolate. This recipe is too good not to share, and what nicer way to share it than making some (ever so pretty) make-your-own hot chocolate gifts. You need only four ingredients, a few empty jars, some string, paper and your very neatest handwriting. A word of warning: make sure you make enough to keep one for yourself.
You will need (per person):
- 1 tsp sugar – use golden caster sugar for a lovely caramely flavour
- 2 tsp cocoa powder
- 2 tsp malted milk drink (Horlicks or similar)
- 2 tsp dark chocolate, chopped
Make up the jars however you like along with instructions for how much milk to add. For each person to make an average mug you need to add 150ml milk and the hot chocolate mix to a saucepan. Whisk and gently heat it all through until smooth and warm.
The jar below contains enough mixture for two people so I gave it to my parents to enjoy in a moment of calm before Christmas.
I love giving something homemade as a gift and this one requires absolutely no artistic skills whatsoever. Fine by me, I am somewhat lacking in the dexterous department. For something to go with the hot chocolate you could try making some of the pretzel christmas trees. They take barely any time to make either so these are ideal as last minute gift ideas. With this hot chocolate mix I can safely stop looking to improve on my recipe; this is my absolute ultimate hot chocolate so I hope you enjoy it as much as I do!