Mint Hot Chocolate for Two!
The best thing about the holidays is the act of giving. I think the best kind of gifts are the ones that are made with love and homemade. I love making small tokens for neighbours, secretaries, tellers–basically anyone who makes a difference in my daily life something small but, special.
I thought I’d share one of my favorite gifts to give that not only provides a warm and delicious treat but, the invitation to share it with someone else. My Mint Hot Chocolate in a jar is always a hit and I don’t mean to toot my own horn but, it’s extra creamy and perfectly sweet. One of the best parts is that you can make it all at home. All you need is ingredients you may already have in your pantry, paper, and an HP printer.
Share the Experience.
This Mint Hot Chocolate recipe for two is an invitation for the receiver to enjoy a warm cup of chocolate goodness on a cold winter’s day with someone special. To me, I think that connecting with someone one on one is super important in this world’s digital-age.
So, drop the smartphone and invite a friend over or share it with your significant other or take some time to sit down with your child and really have a great conversation. You’ll be glad you did!
Never Run Out.
To make this gift, you will need to print out my Mint Hot Chocolate label printable and the Ingredient and Instructions label printable. That means you will need to make sure you have enough ink for your printer. What is more frustrating than running out of ink when you need it the most? Especially when you want to make a quick gift for someone and want to print off a cool printable and it’s too late to get more ink. We’ve all been there, trust me.
So, the only solution is to NEVER run out! Yes, that’s totally a thing! With an HP Instant Ink subscription, you’ll never have the issue of running out of ink while you are tacking a project or the inconvenience of having to run out to the store to get more.
How Does It Work?
Your printer will let HP know when you’re running out of ink and then HP will send ink cartridges right to your door. So forget running out to get more, it’ll be there when you need it. Plus, you can save up to 50% off in comparison to HP Original Ink. The HP plans start at $3.99/month for occasional printing (50 pages per month) and go up to $10.99/month for frequent printing which is about 300 pages per month. It’s simple!
Mint Hot Chocolate for Two
- 7 TSP of Cocoa Powder
- 7 TSP of Creamer
- 4 TSP Powdered Sugar
- 5 TSP of Mini Chocolate Chip
- 7 Crushed Mini Candy Canes
- Approx. 1/4 Cup of Marshmallows
- 1 mason jar
- 1 spoon
- 1 Ziploc bag
- Printable Labels from Whispered Inspirations
- 1 page of Removable White Full Sheet Labels or HP Paper
- 1 glue gun optional
- 1 page of Card Stock Paper
- HP Printer
- Elastic Ribbon Color of Choice
- Carefully spoon 7 teaspoons of creamer.
- Gently push down to compact.
- Add 7 teaspoons of cocoa powder and carefully push down.
- Scoop in Mini Chocolate Chips and push down to compact.
- Fill the rest of the mason jar with Mini Marshmallows and add the lid, screw on until tight.
- Download and print off the labels, cut out the label and peel and place.If you choose not to use labels, use regular paper, cut out and attach to mason jar with glue gun.
- Use card stock paper for instructions and ingredients, poke a small hole and add to ribbon.
- Place ribbon on lid and tie a bow.
- You're ready to gift!
Gotta Love Homemade, Right?
Now that you know all about HP Instant Ink subscriptions, you’ll never run out. You will always have ink to work on your projects, get those last-minute homework assignments printed or make heartfelt gifts like the hot chocolate for two! If you like DIY projects, check out check out HP Printables and MyPrintly. You will love all the awesome ideas!
Make sure you head over to HP Instant Ink to get more information or to sign up for a subscription, that way you will never run out of ink and have it when you need it!
What would you make with your printer?
Let me know, til then–cheers m’deres!
Nancy Polanco is a freelance journalist, lifestyle content creator, and editor of Whispered Inspirations. She is a proud Mom to Gabby and Michaela, and wife to Darasak. Having worked as part of a health care team for almost a decade, Nancy is happy to be back to her passion. She is a contributor to the Huffington Post, TODAY’s Parents, and an Oprah Magazine Brand Ambassador.