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Oh my goodness you guys… I am SOOO excited about this newest ornament idea!!! I have so many coffee fanatics among my friends and family and I know they are going to LOVE these Frozen Coffee Mix Ornaments. In years past I’ve made Hot Cocoa Ornaments, Soup Mix Ornaments and even Dip Mix Ornaments. These may just be my favorite, though (of course I say that every year ;)) Just follow the easy steps below to make these DIY Frozen Coffee Mix Ornaments.
DIY Frozen Coffee Mix Ornaments are a cute Christmas gift idea for the coffee lover that is both a Christmas ornament and a yummy treat!
First you’ll need to get all the supplies. I found everything I needed on Amazon. Just follow the links by clicking on the item you need.
24 Mini Parfait Cups (affiliate)
7.75 Inch Slim Drinking Straws (affiliate)
Parchment Paper (affiliate)
metal skewer (affiliate)
1/8 inch ribbon (green color in link) (affiliate)
Permanent Marker in Brown, Yellow and Black (affiliate)
Here is the recipe for the Frozen Coffee Mix:
DIY Frozen Coffee Mix Ornaments
- 1/2 c instant coffee
- 1 cup sugar
- 1 cup powdered non-dairy creamer use flavored for different flavors like caramel if you want
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 2 Tbsp . cocoa powder for a mocha mix
Place all ingredients in a blender and blend until mix and the mixture is more of a powder. This will make a much more smooth mixture that will look more like a frozen drink in the ornament. This will make enough mixture to make 4 ornaments if you use the parfait cups like suggested.
You’ll also need the labels for the front and labels for the directions which you can download these images and print:
(note that printer color may vary from the screen)
You can use the direction labels on the bottom or the backside of the ornament. Just glue them on to secure.
Making the ornaments is easy, but it will take a little time to do.
To make these DIY Frozen Coffee Mix Ornaments look just like a frozen coffee drink, I highly suggest getting the exact supplies I listed above.
I searched high and low for the perfect straws, cups and other items and these worked the best.
These parfait cups do not come with a hole for the straw so you’ll have to make one using a metal skewer that is heated. I just stuck the end of the skewer in the flame from my gas stove until it got really hot and then slowly (and carefully) pressed it into the lid of the cup in the middle. I had to do this two or three times and also wiggle the skewer around until the hole was big enough for the straw.
You’ll also need to use this same method to make a hole in the straw, but wait until you have inserted the straw into the cup and hot glued the straw secure at the top. Cut the straw where you want it and then heat up your skewer again and make a hole coming from the side of the straw for the ornament ribbon hanger. Wait until it is cooled and thread a 7 inch piece of 1/8 inch ribbon into the hole and double knot at the top.
Next you’ll make a spiral of hot glue onto a piece of parchment paper (if you want the chocolate or caramel swirls on top). Then color the swirls with either brown and yellow for the caramel or black and brown for the chocolate. I used two colors that were blended to get the best colors. You can also make them with just the parchment paper and no swirls. All examples are in the pictures and they correlate to the different mixes I made.
If you want different flavors of the mixes then just use different coffee creamer flavors in the recipe! So easy!
The last step is to hot glue some crumpled parchment paper into the tops of the cups (to look like whipped cream). Make sure the lid is secure and they are ready for gift giving. We did try them on our tree and they did not open up at all… I even swung them a little while I was holding them and they still held up BUT results may vary and I can’t promise anything. What is nice about these ornaments is that they can be used as an ornament after using the mix… if you want to add a little piece of brown paper inside later that would give the same look if you want, too!
I really love how these DIY Frozen Coffee Mix Ornaments turned out!!! I think every coffee lover would love to get one of these as a Christmas gift and I have many more easy ornament ideas for all the others in your life too! Just check out the links below: