Hot Chocolate is a treat I’ve done in my classroom for the past few years around Christmas time. However, it works brilliantly throughout the year and is fairly easy to organise and not too expensive too! I’ve tried multiple ways
- Boiling water and adding some milk (doesn’t taste the best and can be a bit dangerous with boiling water in the classroom!)
- Heating milk in the microwave (takes FOREVER)
- Slow cooker (really simple and delicious!)
So in this blogpost, I’m going to share how I make the hot chocolate for 30 children based on today’s recipe which worked out perfectly and most children (that wanted some) got a small top up too!
In previous years, I had an SNA or support teacher to help me with the hot chocolate, however this year I did it on my own and it was no trouble/stress. I had a table beside my desk (away from the children) so I could keep a close eye on the slow cooker throughout the morning and the children weren’t walking past it etc.
When it was ready, I handed out the cups to the children and then called each group up (5/6 children) with their cup. I used a ladle to pour in a spoon of hot chocolate and then added marshmallows and whipped cream on top.