How to Make a Hot Chocolate Station for Kids
Do your kids love Hot Chocolate? My boys both really enjoy the creamy chocolate drink during the cold days of winter here in Minnesota. I usually make them a big mug full and top it with whip cream, chocolate and sometimes even a cherry. It ends up being more like a dessert than a drink and of course they love it!
After a really cold snap this week, I decided to put together a little Hot Chocolate Station for my boys after school. I added several of their favorite goodies so they could add them into their cocoa.
My boys love Swiss Miss and I grew up with it so it’s the brand that we usually grab when we are making individual hot cocoa for everyone. I love how easy it is to warm up a cup of water and just stir in the mix, plus it tastes delicious!
Since Christmas is right around the corner, I decided to add some Peppermint to the Hot Chocolate Station for the boys to use, chocolate and peppermint really are the best flavor combination during this time of year!
I grabbed the Andes Mints in peppermint crunch flavor, adding one of these to your hot chocolate and letting it melt ads such a creamy deliciousness to your hot chocolate.
Do you love paper straws? Don’t these look just like candy canes? I love them!
Of course I also gave them two different varieties of marshmallows to use in their hot chocolate too, the mini plain marshmallows and the big candy cane version.
The boys used both! Of course, they love sugar and I’m pretty sure that’s all marshmallows really are!
I also added some Milk Chocolate chips for them to use in their cocoa too, I love adding these to mine. You can never go wrong with more chocolate!
This was so simple to set up for them but they were really excited when they got home from school on Friday and had the little treat waiting for them. They both made different versions of hot chocolate to fit their tastes, they also asked if we could make hot chocolate again that night for family movie night.
I have to remember to do this for them again later in the winter when we are snowed in, as I’m sure will happen here in Minnesota!