Homemade kahlua and hot cocoa recipe

Homemade Hot Cocoa and Kahlua for Christmas gifts

Written by Becky

This year we made several gifts for family members. After making Sugar Cookies, we made homemade hot cocoa, then kahlua.

The Hot Cocoa is a recipe that my family has used for generations and I have memories of sneaking spoonfuls of the powder right into my mouth as a child. It is that good. I tried the spoonful method again after making this batch and it was still delicious. But of course it is best mixed with water and covered in marshmallows.

The Kahlua recipe was found after comparing several online recipes. It turned out good but next time I will use higher quality ingredients so that the taste is more refined. I suggest using high quality vanilla, instant coffee, and vodka.

I bought the jars and bottles for both gifts from the Container Store.

Homemade Hot Cocoa
makes 4 10.5 oz glass jars full
25.6 oz box of non-fat dried milk
16 oz box of Nestle Quick
3 2/3 cups of powdered sugar
1 cup creamer

Mix together with a wire whisk

*Serve 5-6 heaping teaspoons per mug. Top with marshmallows

Homemade Kahlua
makes 6 8.5 oz jars full
4 c. sugar
4 c. water
1/4 c. instant coffee
4 c. vodka
4 tsp. vanilla extract

Simmer water and sugar together until sugar dissolves. Add coffee and simmer for 1 hour. Let cool. Add vanilla extract and vodka.

Comments (6)

  1. Great gift ideas. I hope you guys have a wonderful holiday. Travel safely and we will see you in the New Year:)

  2. These are such nice gifts and I'll bet it was fun to make them! Have such a Merry Merry Christmas!

  3. Perfect gift! Nothing better than a warm drink over the holidays. I hope you had a very Merry Christmas.