When the air outside is a bit chilly, nothing beats cozying up inside with a steaming mug of hot chocolate. If you usually enjoy traditional hot cocoa, why not try out some new fixings? Here’s how to mix hot chocolate right for the kids.
Start With the Base
When working with hot chocolate mixes, you often have the choice of adding in water or milk. Whereas regular milk will afford a creamier, more decadent drinking experience, you can also choose to mix in water or nondairy milk – like rice milk, almond milk, soy milk or coconut milk –to accommodate children with food sensitivities and allergies.
Dress Up Your Hot Cocoa
What’s better than sipping on warm hot cocoa? Dressing up each drink with custom add-ons. After whipping up a batch of hot chocolate, add a scoop of the child’s favorite ice cream for even more creaminess, or top off the mug with the classic addition of marshmallows. Other ways to enhance your hot cocoa include:
- Adding a cinnamon stick
- Stirring in some flavored coffee creamer
- Folding in a dollop of peanut butter
- Mixing in a peppermint candy
- Topping with whipped cream and chocolate shavings
- Steeping strips of orange rind for a citrus kick
- Whisking in malted milk powder
- Adding a splash of eggnog
Give Kids Their Chocolate Fix
Are you ready to test out some new hot chocolate recipes? At Columbia Distributing, we offer a range of products and hot chocolate mixes from premium brands, letting you add hot cocoa recipes to your kid’s menu that are sure to delight. To learn more, contact us today.