It’s hard to believe, but today marks the final installment in the Swell Noel 2013 series. Haven’t all of the ideas shared been wonderful? To finish things off on a sweet note, my friend Melissa from Melly Sews is here to share her recipe for spiced hot chocolate. What a yummy thing to sip as you wrap presents or enjoy a Christmas movie!
Hi Positively Splendid readers, I’m Melissa and I blog over at Melly Sews. Today I’m thrilled to wrap up Amy’s Swell Noel series for you with a quick and easy set of gifts – spiced hot chocolate mix and a pot holder.
We enjoy this hot chocolate every year – it’s great to put in thermoses and give my boys when we decide to go out driving to look at Christmas lights. Bonus – carols on the radio and warm milk often put the boys to sleep – and the hubby and I get to enjoy some blessed silence!
Spiced Hot Chocolate Recipe
3 1/2 cups brown sugar
2 cups cocoa
2 tsp ground cinnamon
1/2 tsp ground nutmeg
1/2 tsp ground cloves
1/4 tsp salt
Combine all the ingredients in a blender or food processor and mix until well blended. Store in an airtight jar (Maybe decorated with a scrap of fabric and Amy’s printable gift tags like I did?).
To serve, add 1 1/2 tablespoons to 8 oz of hot milk, stir until blended.
And if you’d really like to make this gift special, the pot holder tutorial is on my blog with a free pattern. It sews up quick and easy. I hope you stop by to say hi, and thanks for having me Amy!
Melissa’s blog is brimming with helpful tips and project ideas to keep you sewing up a storm!
Having grown up in a home brimming with sewing notions and paintbrushes, Amy has a deep love for all things creative. On any given day, you’ll find her knee-deep in her latest creative endeavor, with projects ranging from sewing and crafts to home decor and kid-friendly ideas. Amy believes that everyone, regardless of skill level or experience, possesses the ability to create something beautiful, and Positively Splendid was born of her passion for helping others harness their innate creative potential.