DIY Hot Cocoa Cones & Free Printable

DIY Hot Cocoa Cones & Free Printable
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This is the season for giving to others. You don’t have to spend a lot of money on a gift either, a homemade gift is just what people need to know that you care about them. We think a great treat for neighbors, hostess gifts, babysitters or teachers is a hot cocoa cone, also known as Candy Cane Soup. Sure you can purchase them just about anywhere these days, but you can make a lot more for a lot less at home. Each homemade hot cocoa recipe made 7 cones. –they retail for 4.99 at the stores. Get the kids involved in this gift making too, as it is fun and teaches them to think about others. HEAD TO THE BOTTOM OF THE POST FOR THE VALENTINES PRINTABLE 
 DIY Hot Cocoa Cones & Free Printable

How to Make Homemade Hot Cocoa Cones:

The Hot Cocoa Mix

  • 3 cups Powdered milk–found in any grocery store
  • 1/2 cup cocoa powder
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • dash of salt

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Mix all ingredients well in a bowl–I used a whisk.

DIY Hot Cocoa Cones & Free Printable

For each cocoa cone you will need:

DIY Hot Cocoa Cones & Free Printable

  • 2 cone shaped baggies–can use cake piping or decorating bags
  • 1/2 cup of cocoa mix
  • 1/4 cup of chocolate chips or crushed candy canes. We used the holiday green mint chips.
  • 1/4 cup or more of mini marshmallows
  • mashed up candy cane- optional

DIY Hot Cocoa Cones & Free Printable

You can make two separate compartments to preserve toppings or just put everything in one cone shaped bag.

If using two baggies, place one cone baggie into a tall cup or just roll down half of the baggie. Add the cocoa mix and tie with the twist tie.
Cut off the excess bag on top and then add to the other baggie.

DIY Hot Cocoa Cones & Free Printable

Here we just added everything to one baggie. Top off with chocolate chips and marshmallows. This way is a little messier.

DIY Hot Cocoa Cones & Free Printable Twist tightly and use a cute ribbon to close off.

DIY Hot Cocoa Cones & Free Printable

Make sure and make a tag with the directions. Feel free to use this DIY Hot Cocoa Cones & Free Printable

DIY Hot Cocoa Cones & Free Printable

Add 4 tbs cocoa mix to 8 ounces of hot water.
Mix and add toppings as desired. You can also adorn the package with a candy cane.

DIY Hot Cocoa Cones & Free Printable

The mix can get messy but your kids are going to love adding the toppings to the “ice cream cones”. Just be sure you have the right clean up tools on hand. I have a stock pile of Scotch-Brite® Heavy Duty Scrub Sponge & Scotch-Brite® Non-Scratch Scrub Sponge on hand for easy holiday clean up. If you have the right tools on at home, cleaning up  holiday crafts and recipes is a breeze like these blogger ideas.

DIY Hot Cocoa Cones & Free Printable

There are so many uses for these sponges and they are safe to use on so many different surfaces. I needed to clean off they plywood board I photograph on. These sponges worked great. 

DIY Hot Cocoa Cones & Free Printable

I had some wax from another project and you can use the scrub side to get up stuck on gunk.

DIY Hot Cocoa Cones & Free Printable

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DIY Hot Cocoa Cones & Free Printable

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For an extra special treat, put these into a festive mug with some cookies or make a fun holiday container to gift or display multiple hot cocoa cones. 

DIY Hot Cocoa Cones & Free Printable

You can also do these into a jar that you have saved. Either way, the gift recipient will welcome this warm drink mix on a cold winter’s day.

We found all that we needed for this project at Walmart. 


What is your favorite homemade gift to give for the holidays? 

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  1. here is the page you will find them. Just click on the printable wording. Sorry it was difficult for you

  2. I copied the recipe for Hot Cocoa cones but couldn’t find where the printable label for it. VERY FRUSTRATING!

  3. This is absolutely a cute idea and I want this as a gift. Glad you share this with us.

  4. These would make a great Christmas gift for the many relatives I have that I can not always buy or. My kiddos would enjoy finding them in their stockings, as well.

  5. That is such a cute idea! I love this for teacher and other gifts. It would be fun to make these for a party as a favor and hang them all on a small tree for guests to take home! #client

  6. The kids can get involved and it is the thought that counts.

  7. What a super yummy treat idea with easy cleanup! That’s great, I think I will make some of these hot cocoa cones for Christmas gifts!

  8. What adorable gift ideas! I need to make these for teacher gifts – like how easy they are.

  9. The Candy Cane Soup/cones are such a great way to give something small but sweet to teachers or neighbors or friends. I love how easy it is to put these together.

  10. Omg how cute are these cones?!?! I bet my daughter would love to make these with me!!!!

  11. Homemade gifts are the best IMO. They are thoughtful and you know the giver took time to make them for you! This is a great idea. I usually stick to cookies and cupcakes but I’m thinking this might be it this year. Time to change things up 🙂

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