As a child, I always had a mug of Hot Chocolate after a day of playing in the snow or selling Christmas trees at the YMCA. I would run into the house and rip open a packet of Hot Chocolate when I wanted to warm up. A least a few times every winter.
Most of the ” Elf Scenes” that show up in our house usually stay somewhat simple. However, a few times a year, I like to set something up that the kids really get excited about. There is something so “Christmas” about hot chocolate, especially during Christmas- themed breakfasts.
Hot chocolate during the holiday season is so simply perfect. Sometimes creating these Elf scenes for my kids can be a little extra work. However, I love the joy they bring to my kids. Plus, this is actually pretty simple.
This ” Elf- Sized” hot chocolate is not only an adorable ” elf scene” but this is really a fun way to give the kiddos a little treat during those days leading up to Christmas. Plus it’s really easy. I used an espresso mug and picked up some hot chocolate mix along with some whipped cream and holiday sprinkles. Now I am set for the season!
In order to make enough hot chocolate to fit in an espresso cup, I made 1 Swiss Mix® hot chocolate packet and split it up into two espresso cups. It was super easy and my boys loved it!
“Elf Sized” Holiday Hot Chocolate
I packet of hot chocolate mix
6 ounces of Hot water
1/2 teaspoon of honey or corn syrup
1 tablespoon of holiday sprinkles
1 dollop of whipped cream
2 mini espresso mugs
small measuring spoons – so the elf can stir his/her hot chocolate.
paper towels – for dipping espresso mugs in sprinkles.
Method: Stick the holiday sprinkles into your espresso mugs. Line the rim of the espresso mugs with honey. Pour the holiday sprinkles out onto a paper towel and dip the mini espresso mugs with sprinkles. In a measuring cup, heat up 3 cups of water in the microwave, and prepare a packet of Hot chocolate according to the instructions. Pour the Hot chocolate into the mugs and add a dollop of on top, with a few more sprinkles. If you have measuring spoons, they add a bit of cuteness to your scene.
I love this adorable Elf scene, and I can’t wait for the day after Thanksgiving, when our family’s elf, “Cherry” appears. It is such a fun kick-off to the holiday season. Plus seeing our elf every day is something my kids really look forward to.
This “Elf” Hot chocolate is perfect, and using Swiss Mix® makes this super easy!