Over the past month, I have been trying new (and fun!) ways to use Ovaltine in my home. We made some delicious brownies and a cool chocolate and banana milkshake. Today is Thanksgiving Day, and in true New Orleans fashion, we ate dinner in shorts and T-shirts! The cool weather has not made it this far South just yet, but it is on it’s way!
With the arrival of our first real cold front (yes 58 is cold for us New Orleanians), I am in hot chocolate mode. I absolutely love to curl up under a blanket with a cup of hot chocolate and mini marshmallows. While I searched the grocery store aisle for my favorite brand of hot cocoa (which happens to be a Nestle product as well), I passed the Ovaltine and gave it a second glance. It’s good in cold milk, so it should be good in warm milk, too, right?
My daughters and I made a test batch so we would be prepared for the cold front headed this way. We used 2% low fat milk, Rich Chocolate Ovaltine, a few drops of vanilla extract and 3 mini-marshmallows. They both loved it just as much warm as they did in cold milk. In fact, I think they may even like it better because they feel “grown up” drinking from a mug…..and mini-marshmallows just make everything more appealing! And of course, because the Rich Chocolate Ovaltine is fortified with 12 vitamins and minerals, I don’t mind making this treat for my girls this winter.
I have learned through this series that Ovaltine can be used for more things than just chocolate milk! It is an excellent way to add nutrients to my daughters’ diets and was lots of fun, too. Don’t forget that you can enter to win (until November 30th) a Nestle gift basket including Ovaltine right here on Experimental Mommy!