This Easy Mocha Mix Gift Idea is for simple homemade gifts you can give to friends and neighbors! Jar gifts make wonderful neighbor gifts and teacher gifts, too.

Jar of mocha mix with a gift tag telling to mix 3 tablespoons in a mug of boiled water. Jar has a red and white fabric cover.
Add 3 tablespoons of mix to boiling water and enjoy!

Related links: Simple holiday gifts that are also inexpensive are a win-win for everyone! Try Snowman Hot Chocolate and DIY Hot Cocoa Bombs for gifting, too!

We’ve taken the stress out of gift-giving by also giving you a free gift tag. Head to Today’s Creative Life for these free printable Scandinavian Mocha Mix Gift Tags for mixing directions.

Scandinavian style bird and floral mocha gift tag with red and white string

Grab your FREE Printable Scandinavian Mocha Mix Directions Gift Tags Here!

This holiday season, whether you’re giving this easy mocha mix gift idea in a mason jar, a clear cellophane bag, or a cellophane bag inside a large coffee mug, the free gift tag with mixing instructions will make it look special. It’s all about the presentation!

Mason jar with mocha mix. Scandinavian style bird and floral gift tag. The give tag is titled Mocha Mix with instructions of how to use the mix.

This is a gift they’ll love for weeks after the holiday!

Mocha mix in a clear glass coffee cup with whip cream and chocolate sprinkles on top. It is served with a slice of cake on the side.

What you need to make this mocha mix

This easy recipe is a great gift idea for fans of mocha coffee mix recipes! Grab these ingredients and get started.

  • powdered milk or non-dairy creamer
  • sugar
  • instant coffee
  • unsweetened cocoa powder
  • vanilla extract
  • salt
  • chopped semi-sweet chocolate


  1. Combine powdered milk, sugar, instant coffee, cocoa powder and salt in a medium bowl.
  2. Add vanilla extract and use a fork to combine well.
  3. Add chopped chocolate and mix.
  4. Place the mix in an airtight container.
  5. To make a mug of mocha, dissolve 3 tablespoons of mix into a mug of boiling water.
  6. Stir well and top with whipped cream, if desired.
Mocha Mix served in a cut glass mug topped with whipped cream and chocolate, by Skip to my Lou

Easy Mocha Mix

Just add this mocha mix to a mug of boiling water and enjoy!
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes


  • cups powdered milk or non-dairy coffee creamer
  • 1 cup sugar
  • ½ cup instant coffee granules
  • ½ cup cocoa powder
  • ¼ tsp vanilla extract
  • dash of salt
  • ¼ cup chopped semi-sweet chocolate


  • In a medium bowl, combine powdered milk, sugar, instant coffee, cocoa powder, and salt.
  • Add vanilla, then use a fork to combine vanilla with the mix.
  • Add the chopped chocolate to the mix.
  • Place all the mix into an airtight container.
  • To use mix. dissolve 3 tablespoons of mix into a mug of boiling water. Stir well.
  • Add whipped cream and chocolate chips, if desired.


Serving: 1g | Calories: 161kcal | Carbohydrates: 39g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 0.5g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0.3g | Sodium: 7mg | Potassium: 606mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 25g | Calcium: 28mg | Iron: 1mg
Servings: 8 servings
Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American
Author: Cindy Hopper

Suggestions and additions

Almond, hazelnut, or peppermint extract can be used instead of vanilla extract.

You could also match the non-dairy coffee creamer flavor to the extract flavor for a double layer of flavor. For instance, make homemade peppermint mochas with peppermint non-dairy creamer, peppermint extract and crushed peppermint candies or a candy cane on top of the whipped cream.

Homemade Mocha Mix Scandinavian style bird and floral gift tags with instructions.

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