Blog and photo credits: Jennifer Aline Graham
Most little ones want to be just like their mama and drinking coffee isn’t excluded from this trend. Since handing a coffee over to your toddler is not a good idea, this “Mommy & Me Coffee Bar” is a great way to bond with your little ones while you all get to sip on a delicious iced treat - iced coffee for mom and iced chocolate milk for the littles.
- Iced coffee (you can easily brew your favorite Mommee Coffee and refrigerate it – simple as that)
- Chocolate milk
- Ice cubes (for extra flare, freeze chocolate milk cubes in one ice cube tray and coffee in another)
- Chocolate syrup
- Chocolate chips or sprinkles
- Whipped Cream
Step 1: Spoon the Cubes
To have your little ones work on their balance and fine motor skills, ask them to carry the cubes in a spoon to their cups. Freezing the chocolate milk and coffee into cubes also makes the drinks less watered down!
Step 2: Syrup it Up
If you’re brave, hand your child the chocolate syrup and let them have a little fun. Getting the syrup on the side of the glass makes it more fun to see the design when filling their cup with chocolate milk.
Step 3: Fill Up Your Cup
Mama, fill your cup up with iced coffee – and even add a little chocolate milk for taste. Help pour chocolate milk into your kiddos' glasses and watch the syrup design appear on the glass.
Step 4: Whip it Good
Using hand-over-hand support, add a little whipped cream to the top of the drinks.
Step 5: Add a Little Flair
Whether you have chocolate chips or sprinkles, let your little ones have fun and design the top of their drinks. Oh, and don’t forget to add flair to your iced coffee as well.
Step 6: Sip Up!
And just like that, the coffee bar/chocolate milk bar creation has been created! Place a straw inside and sip your drinks together.
Jennifer Aline is a coffee addict, mama of twins, and a passionate freelance writer and author. She writes for Moms.com on a regular basis and has had articles in publications such as the NY Daily News, NY Post, and In Good Health Newspaper. Aline received her Bachelor’s Degree in Child and Family Studies from Keuka College and worked in the Human Services field before her two little girls entered her life. Aline now focuses primarily on writing, teaching aerial arts classes in the evenings, and caring for her twin daughters – all while continuously chugging coffee, of course.
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