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The Game Plan
How Long it Will Take with Kid Chefs
15 minutes total
Makes 24 oz. hot cocoa (about 2 mugs’ worth)
Suggested Serving Size
Little Kids (ages 2-5): ½ mug (6 oz.)
Big Kids and Adults (age 6+): 1 mug (12 oz.)
What % milk fat and what milk type is best for your family? Read our thoughts on dairy here.
You can use cacao powder instead of cocoa powder if you’d like.
Grown-up Pro Tips
This hot cocoa recipe could be a great way to introduce beginner kid chefs to working on the stovetop (with a grown-up of course!). Watch our video “How to use the stovetop safely with your child” to learn how to know when your kid chef is ready to use the stove and how to introduce it safely. (And we still recommend that the grown-up pour the heated cocoa into mugs!)
Want to make cocoa for more than 2 people? This recipe makes a fun math exercise! Help your kid chef figure out how to add 1, 2, or more servings to the quantities listed in the recipe.
This recipe is dietician approved!
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Dietary Needs and Substitutions
Recipe as Written
*Dairy-Free and Vegan if use non-dairy milk
**Tree Nut-Free if do not use almond milk
***Soy-Free if do not use soy milk
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