Monday, November 17, 2008

Unschooling with Hot Chocolate

After a morning of looking at snowflakes through a magnifying glass (science), my girls were in desperate need of some hot chocolaty goodness. This recipe that I had serves 10 so they halved the recipe and boom, we've done math!
We even learned the history of hot chocolate (social studies) !!
After they are all warmed up, they are going to write the word chocolate in five different languages:)


Homemade Hot Cocoa
1 cup of sugar
2/3 cup of cocoa
1/4 teaspoon of salt
8 cups of milk
2/3 cups of water
2 teaspoons vanilla extract

Combine the sugar, cocoa and salt in a large pan. Stir in milk and water. Cook and stir over medium heat until thoroughly heated. Remove from heat and stir in extract. Serve in your favorite mugs with a few little marshmallows on top to finish it off.
Yields: 10 servings


  1. Fantastic! Just the sort of 'lesson' I could do with (every day ;0)

  2. I was just in the Organic grocery today, eying up the hot chocolate did you know? I will have to give this recipe a try!