I have a great recipe for homemade hot chocolate mix. I give it as gifts at Christmastime. I fill a clear plastic piping bag with the mix and tie with a pretty ribbon. Then I include a holiday mug, some chocolate-dipped plastic spoons, a couple of candy canes, and a handful of mini marshmallows tied up in a small plastic bag.
The recipe makes a LOT, so you might want to cut it way down unless you plan to give it to lots of people and drink a lot yourself.
Here's the recipe:
HOMEMADE HOT CHOCOLATE MIX
(Makes about 18 cups mix)
1 (25.6-oz.) box nonfat dry milk powder
1 (6-oz.) jar powdered non-dairy coffee creamer, like Coffeemate
2 cups powdered sugar
1 (16-oz.) can instant chocolate drink mix, like Quik
½ cup dark cocoa powder
Sift all ingredients into a large bowl. Mix well. After mixing, sift again, then put in a large airtight container. Store in a cool, dry place. Can be stored up to 6 months.
To make hot chocolate, add 3 tablespoons mix to 1 cup of hot water. Stir to dissolve. To make mocha, use 1 cup of hot coffee instead of water.