More Unique Gifts in a Jar

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On this page I will be sharing with you beverage types of "Gifts in a Jar" you can give to family and friends.  
You can even just make them up to have in your own kitchen to say "Welcome Home!!"

Put these mixes in pretty jars and put on a decorative label or tie on a pretty tag with 'brewing' instructions and top the jar with a circle or square of fabric and trim with a tied ribbon or lace.  You can also give chocolate dipped spoons (in a little baggie) attached to the jar or include peppermint or cinnamon flavoured candy sticks/canes for stirring.


Swiss Mocha Cafe' Vienna Mix Cafe' Au Lait
Cafe' Mocha Cappuccino Mix  
Friendship Tea Hot Chocolate Mix Cinnamon Hot Chocolate Mix

I'm sorry to not have put the amounts for use for each of these hot beverages!
For each of these, you'll want to add 2-3 tablespoons to a mug of hot water.

1 cup instant coffee
1 cup sugar
2 cups nonfat dry milk
4 tsp. cocoa powder


1 cup instant coffee
1 cup sugar
2 tsp. cinnamon
1 1/2 cups non-dairy creamer
1 1/2 cups nonfat dry milk
4 TBSP cocoa


1 11oz jar non-dairy creamer
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1/2 cup instant coffee
dash of salt
(use 1/4 cup mix to 2/3 cup hot water for the cafe' au lait)
1 cup instant coffee
4 TBSP unsweetened cocoa
1 1/3 cups sugar
1 cup non-dairy creamer
1/4 cup nonfat dry milk

           Friendship Tea
1 cup instant tea mix (unsweetened and no lemon)
2 cups dry Tang™ powder
1 pkg lemonade, unsweetened powder
1 cup sugar
1 Tbsp nutmeg
1 Tbsp allspice
1 Tbsp cinnamon
1/2 Cup Red Hots candies

Mix all ingredients together and store in air tight container.
To use, place 1-2 rounded teaspoons of dry mix to 1 mug of hot water.

Hot Chocolate Mix
2 cups skim milk powder
1/3 cup cocoa
1 cup sugar
1/2 tsp salt
Mix ingredients thoroughly and store in covered container
Add 3 Tbsp mix to mug with enough water to make a paste. Fill cup with
boiling water
I like to use part water, part cream since this doesn't use artificial creamers...

        Cappuccino Mix
1 Cup instant coffee creamer
1 Cup instant chocolate drink mix (Nestle's Quik)
2/3 Cup instant coffee crystals
1/2 Cup sugar
1/2 Tsp. ground cinnamon
1/4 Tsp. ground nutmeg
Combine all and mix well. Store in an airtight container.
For one serving, add 3 T. mix to 6 oz. hot water; stir well.

Cinnamon Hot Chocolate Mix
1 3/4 Cups instant nonfat dry milk powder
1 Cup powdered Sugar
1/2  Cup non-dairy creamer
1/2 Cup Baking cocoa
1/2 Tsp. cinnamon
1 Cup miniature marshmallows
(Additional Ingredients: 3/4 Cup Hot milk)
Store in an air-tight container for up to three months

Recipe by  Linda Nilsen,  from Quick Cooking