Gifts in a Jar – Gingerbread Spice Mocha Coffee Mix #SundaySupper

Gifts in a Jar – Gingerbread Spice Mocha Coffee Mix

Gifts in a Jar – Gingerbread Spice Mocha Coffee Mix

Gifts in a Jar

For years some of my families members have been exchanging food gifts and homemade candies and cookies and of course, gifts in a jar. It all started when I was a teenager and a friend gave me cookies (mix) in a jar and I thought it was so genius. I was immediately compelled to  discover other gifts in a jar. Along the way I have found soups, cookies, cakes, pasta and drink mixes that can all be placed in a jar, tied with a pretty ribbon and instructions on how to make the recipe. I love giving them and I love getting them.

Gingerbread Spice Mocha Coffee Mix

A delicious blend of coffee, chocolate and gingerbread spices blend to create a delectable, creamy coffee treat. Tastes just like Christmas in a mug. You can either layer the ingredients and have the recipient shake it all up when they are ready to use, or you can shake it all up for them and give it that way. The photo at the top shows the ingredients layered, the one below this shows the ingredients all mixed up. When I make this, I usually add it to an already brewed cup of coffee, but it does already have coffee in it. Also, I choose to use cocoa powder because I like the deeper chocolate flavor and I think it tastes better. If you use cocoa powder like I do, rather than hot cocoa mix (for hot chocolate with sugar already in it) you may want to either increase the sugar in the recipe to 1 cup OR just add directions on the tag that tell the recipient to add their own sweetener. Either way this is absolutely fantastic and makes a great gift!

Gifts in a Jar - Gingerbread Spice Mocha Mix

Gifts in a Jar – Gingerbread Spice Mocha Mix

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Gifts in a Jar – Gingerbread Spice Mocha Coffee Mix #SundaySupper
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  • ½ cup powdered coffee creamer
  • ½ cup cocoa powder
  • ⅓ cup instant coffee
  • ½ cup sugar
  • ¼ teaspoon of cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon of ground ginger
  • ⅛ teaspoon of allspice
  • ⅛ teaspoon of nutmeg
  • ⅛ teaspoon of ground cloves
  1. In a small bowl, add the cinnamon, ground ginger, all spice, nutmeg and ground cloves. Mix together.
  2. In a jelly jar or mason jar, layer ingredients starting with the coffee creamer, then the cocoa powder then the instant coffee, then the sugar and then end with the blended gingerbread spice mix.
  3. Attach a tag around the jar with directions for use.
Directions for Use: Shake the jar to mix everything together well. For every one cup of hot water, add 2 Tablespoons of Gingerbread Mocha Mixture. Can be added to brewed coffee as well!



Gifts in a Jar - Gingerbread Spice Mocha Mix

Gifts in a Jar – Gingerbread Spice Mocha Mix

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    • says

      The packaging was not my idea – that was my daughter’s… well the jar was mine but the little “hat” for the jar was all hers. We were going to cover it in fabric as we did in the past until she found that. haha

  1. says

    Great gift idea and I already thought of a few of my friends that would love getting this (big coffee/flavored coffee drinkers).

  2. says

    Um. My plain ol’ cup of coffee is leering at me right now. It totally needs a scoop of this goodness. Fabulous gift idea, I know it’d go over great with my loved ones. 😀

    • says

      ha Karen, I am in love with those jars, I have no clue why. hehe
      I’ve done the powdered milk too, and while I like it – I think the creamer makes it .. well – creamier. hehe
      Doesn’t matter you recipe looks DELICIOUS!!

  3. says

    Ooh, that looks so warm & cosy ! What a lovely gift to give & receive :) ! I may try making this but even better if you could gift me one ! Just kidding 😉 !!

  4. says

    Oh, boy, does this sound wonderful! Perfect drink to start a chilly morning. What a great gift…love the Santa hat packaging, too!

  5. Sarah says

    hee hee! I love the little santy hat. I sure could use a cup of that mocha right about now. It’s 2:30 and I am either in need of a sugar fix or a nap.

  6. says

    Mmm…this sounds like a heavenly mix of flavours. I don’t know if I’ll be able to give it away – I’m just going to end up drinking it all myself! Love the adorable Santa hat on top of the jar, btw. My Christmas decorations were taken out of the closet last night and I’m putting them up as soon as I get off work.