By: Grace Gavilanes
Still stumped on what to gift your co-worker or friend who has everything, this holiday season? Consider taking the DIY route and make a gift at home. We think this Hot Cocoa Mix Kit is perfect for your friend whose idea of bliss is sipping on this favorite cold-weather beverage. Oh, and you can’t forget about pairing the drink with a viewing of a cheesy holiday movie. Spoiler: most people love, love, love this activity, so you can’t go wrong.
And yes, this gift is as easy to put together as it looks. Using a mason jar, add a few scoops of hot cocoa mix, followed by a scoop or two of Vital Proteins Collagen Creamer (we used our vanilla flavor!). Top off your creation with cacao nibs, crushed peppermint (candy canes work perfectly) and a handful of marshmallows. Make it extra festive by tying a red-and-green ribbon around the mason jar.
We recommend using store-bought marshmallows if you’re really short on time. But if you want to truly impress your gift recipient, make your own at home. We like using this recipe for Chocolate-Dipped Marshmallows, which calls for Beef Gelatin.
Encourage the recipient of your DIY Hot Cocoa Mix Kit to use the ingredients as is or to mix in her favorite coffee to the final product for an added burst of flavor. Regardless of what she chooses, she’ll still get to reap the health benefits of our Vanilla Collagen Creamer. A quick breakdown: all of our Collagen Creamers are not only free of gluten, dairy and added sugars, but also help to promote stronger hair, skin, nails and joints.
Ready, set, DIY!
DIY Hot Cocoa Mix Kit
What you need:
- Hot cocoa mix
- Vital Proteins Collagen Creamer (we used the vanilla flavor)
- Cacao nibs
- Peppermint (or crushed candy canes)
*All that’s left to do is to layer the ingredients as you see in the above photo*