Sunday, November 23, 2008

Hot Chocolate Favors

If you're still searching for the perfect winter wedding favors, why not consider some hot chocolate mix for your guests? Nothing is better than a cup of hot chocolate during the cold winter months! You can purchase them all packaged up nice and pretty from online sellers such as Beau Coup (image on left) or Hot Ref (image on right).

If you're a DIY bride like myself, I would encourage you to make your own. Think of unique packaging you can do with the hot chocolate mix, perhaps in a tin can with your monogram sticker on it tied with a ribbon? Your guests would definitely appreciate some hot chocolate mix in a mug! You might also want to get personalized mugs to go with the mix.

You can do a Spiced Cocoa Mix or an Instant Cocoa Mix with Marshmallow. Just thinking about them makes me all warm inside!

If you already decided on your favors for your winter wedding, why not think of preparing some hot chocolate to greet your guests at your ceremony or reception? I'm sure your guests would love that!

Spiced Cocoa Mix
  • 2 cups powdered milk
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup cocoa powder
  • 1/2 cup non-dairy creamer powder
  • 1/2 tsp nutmeg, ground
  • 1/4 tsp cardemom, ground
  • 1/4 tsp cloves, ground
Mix all ingredients, and store in an air-tight container. One quarter cup of this mixture in 3/4 cup water to make cocoa.

Instant Cocoa Mix with Marshmallow


  • 1 pkg (25 ounces) nonfat dry milk powder
  • 1 1/2 cups non-dairy coffee creamer, about 6 ounces
  • 3 cups (16 ounces) instant chocolate drink mix
  • 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 1/2 cups miniature marshmallows


Combine all ingredients and store in an airtight container. Give with directions below. Makes 16 cups. Enough cocoa mix for 4 1-quart jars to give, or split into small portions packed in decorative bags in mugs.

In a mug, combine 1/2 cup of mix with 1 cup of boiling water.

Recipes taken from

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