Today I’m bringing you another kid friendly recipe sure to please! I don’t know any child who doesn’t love hot chocolate, but very few who have gotten to make their own hot chocolate mix. This is a recipe from my first grade teacher, Mrs. Menotti. We made it as a class when I was six years old and then everyone got to bring a sampling of mix and the recipe home. I was so thrilled when Mama then went out and got the ingredients for us to make, too!
As a child, we used to mix up a batch of this at the start of each winter and it would last the entire season. I’m letting my kids mix it up and then packaging it into little kits to give as “snowman soup”, another great gift idea for classmates, friends, family, or anyone else your children would like to offer a special thank you to!
You will need: instant powdered milk, powdered coffee creamer, Nestle’s Quick (Although I would have gladly gotten a generic chocolate milk powder if they would have had one!), and powdered sugar. As always, exact quantities are at the end of this tutorial!
Now we’re just going to pour all ingredients into large bowl or my trusty red dishpan!
Katy pours in the powdered milk…
Brady adds the powdered coffee creamer
Katy adds the confectioner’s sugar….and only a small cloud poofed up when she dumped it all!
I had to step in to stir it because they were a bit zealous and we had random sprays of powder being shot out..
When you are done it will look like this! This one batch made over 45 servings!
Now, to make your snowman soup, I measured out a heaping 1/3 cup of mix into a sandwich zipper seal bag.
I then folded the bag over and taped it and added ten marshmallows, two kisses, and a small candy cane.
Next, I packaged it in one of those clear party treat bags and folded the top over, stapling the tag with the poem to it! Voila! Snowman soup, ready to give! I left the title letters open so your kids could color them in if they like!
- 1 Box Instant powdered milk The size that makes 8 quarts
- 1 – 6 ounce jar powdered coffee creamer
- 1 – 2 pound box Nestle’s Quik
- 1 pound powdered sugar
- Mix all ingredients together in large container. Store in sealed container until ready to use.
- To make hot cocoa, fill mug 1/3 full with mix and add hot water, stir.
This is a popular and very thoughtful gift. If you’d rather not make homemade hot cocoa mix, the idea works just as well with an individual packet of store bought hot cocoa mix!
To make Snowman Soup, place 1/3 Cup mix into sealed bag (or an envelope of store bought mix) and package with a small candy cane, ten miniature marshmallows, two chocolate kisses, and tag with instructions and poem. There are several poems available online but this is my favorite and printer ready tags (with poem) are available here!
(This one recipe made over 45 servings!)
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