How to Make Snowman Soup in a Jar

Snowman soup in a jar is a fun, affordable gift that everyone on your list will love to receive. "Snowman Soup" is actually homemade hot cocoa, everyone's favorite winter treat. Kids love to help make these to give as gifts for teachers, friends, aunts and uncles.


  • 4 cups powdered non-fat milk
  • 1 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 2 cups sugar


  • 1- or 2-pint Mason jars (or larger, for a family-sized gift)
  • Holiday-themed cotton fabric
  • Red or green ribbon
  • Pinking shears
  • Card stock
  • Hole punch
  • Candy canes (optional)

Wisk all the cocoa mix ingredients together in a large bowl. Spoon the mix into the mason jars.

Cut the fabric into a circle about two inches larger than the jar lid, using the pinking shears. Place the fabric circle over the jar lid, and secure it in place with a length of ribbon tied into a pretty bow. Tuck a candy cane into the ribbon, if desired. Cut the card stock into three by four-inch rectangles. Write the following on the cards:

Snowman Soup Mix
Add 1 cup of hot (but not quite boiling) water to ¼ cup of mix in your favorite mug. Stir well, and garnish with whipped cream or miniature marshmallows. Enjoy!

If you'd like, you can embellish the cards with holiday stickers. Punch a hole in the upper left corner of the card, and tie it onto the jar with ribbon. Your Snowman Soup in a Jar is now ready to give!

For a fun Family gift, make your own Snowman Soup gift basket. Line a large basket with some holiday-colored paper shreds or tissue paper. Place your jar of Snowman Soup mix in the basket, along with some holiday mugs, a pack of miniature marshmallows, candy canes and some holiday cookies. Wrap the entire basket in tulle or cellophane and place a large bow on top for an extra-special gift that will most definitely be appreciated.

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