If there’s one type of gift you will likely never see me give students, it’s a hand-made craft.
Don’t get me wrong, there’s absolutely nothing wrong with those types of gifts – I think they’re fabulous. I am just a TERRIBLE crafter!
What my students WILL get from me is some kind of baked good or food item. My favorite over the years has been a homemade hot chocolate mix.
Let’s take an important poll first: Do you call it “Hot Cocoa” or “Hot Chocolate”? Put your vote in the comments! 🙂
Since I cycle through different gifts each year so students who are with me for a long time don’t always get the same thing, I’ve actually only done this twice!
Hot chocolate is such as fun idea though because what kid doesn’t love hot chocolate?
Making Homemade Hot (You Fill in the Blank! 🙂 )
Consider recipes that are made with powdered milk so students only have to add hot water. Along those same lines, I would advise you to not do the layered-type cocoa mix where you have to dump the whole container into a pot to mix.
What they all have in common:
- Dry milk powder
- Unsweetened cocoa powder
- Confectioner’s sugar (dissolves better than white sugar)
(P.S. the only thing Cook’s Country adds is white chocolate chips and a bit of salt.)
Since the CC recipe uses white chocolate chips, they have you mix the recipe in a food processor to get the chips into smaller pieces so they will dissolve better/quicker.
Unfortunately, this is what happens when you process dry powder stuff in a food processor. It’s a blustery mess! LOL