Rocky Road Hot Chocolate Recipe + Snow Paint Sensory Bin!


Indoor Snow Paint Sensory Table Teach colors & temperature

As the Winter days get colder we tend to stay indoors more often than we go outdoors. I’ll admit that while my 3 and 5 year old love to go out and play in the snow, I don’t always relish the thought of dressing up my 1 year old, 3 year old and 5 year old only to trek outdoors and have them last all of twenty minutes before asking to go back inside. It usually takes longer to get ready than the amount of time we spend outside. So as a mom that likes to stay inside and be warm this indoor snow paint sensory table is perfect! The kids get to play with the snow and my baby and I get to stay inside and be warm!

Snow Paint Sensory Table Teaching Colors

To make the snow sensory table I simply filled up the tray with snow first. Then I grabbed four condiment cups and mixed up warm water and food coloring in blue, red, green and yellow. Then I dug through the kids toys to find 2 “snow tools” in each color. Add paintbrushes and you are ready to go!

Painting with indoor snow paint

The boys LOVED this activity. The larger paintbrushes worked the best. This was a fantastic way to learn colors and talk about temperature. The snow was cold!! The snow paint was warm. What happens when we paint with it?

Indoor Snow Paint Sensory Table Rainbow Colors

The snow turns fun colors! They built mini igloos and snowmen and painted them. They had so much fun playing in the snow and this is something that they could’t do very well outdoors because their mittens become to cumbersome. This was the perfect indoor snow play!

Did you know watching movies tops the list of Americans’ favorite indoor winter activities, followed by reading books and playing games? The top outdoor wintertime activity for Americans is building a snowman, followed by starting a snowball fight and sledding. Nearly 70 percent of Americans agree that hot chocolate is the drink that reminds them most of their childhood. I have to say I’m definitely in that 70 percent!

Rocky Road Hot Chocolate Recipe + Hot Chocolate Bar

We always have a tradition of following our snow play with hot chocolate! Today we made our very own “hot chocolate bar” where the kids could add their desired toppings to their hot chocolate. I included chocolate chips, mini marshmallows and organic graham crackers.

We also made a fun Rocky Road Hot Chocolate recipe using TruMoo Chocolate Marshmallow! TruMoo is made with wholesome low-fat white milk, no artificial growth hormones or high fructose corn syrup, and is brought to you by your trusted local dairy. Whether it’s served cold or hot, garnished with your favorite winter spices and treats, TruMoo Chocolate Marshmallow milk is the perfect drink to enjoy while partaking in your favorite winter activities.

TruMoo Chocolate Marshmallow Milk & Hot Chocolate Bar

To make the Rocky Road Hot Chocolate I combined TruMoo Chocolate Marshmallow milk, graham crackers and vanilla in a small saucepan and cooked over medium heat until the milk was hot. Then I made sure to let it cool enough for the kids to drink (I like mine hot!) and then let them each have a fancy glass to drink it from (that’s their favorite part about our hot chocolate tradition).

TruMoo Rocky Road Hot Chocolate Recipe

Next they each got to add whatever they wanted to their hot chocolate! They thought that was VERY cool!

Carson drinking TruMoo Chocolate Marshmallow

Carson thought it was the “best hot chocolate ever!”. I had to agree with him! It’s amazing hot or cold!

TruMoo Chocolate Marshmallow Special Edition

You can find TruMoo Chocolate Marshmallow milk in the dairy case at grocery stores now through the end of February 2015! Give it a try before it disappears! It’s a special edition so you’ve only got until the end of this month to get it!

Print off the Rocky Road Hot Chocolate Recipe below or pin these ideas for later!

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Rocky Road Hot Chocolate Recipe

Kid friendly hot chocolate recipe!

5 minPrep Time

10 minCook Time

15 minTotal Time

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  • 2 cups TruMoo Chocolate Marshmallow milk
  • 1/4 cup coarsely broken graham crackers
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • Garnish: chocolate chips, graham cracker pieces, mini marshmallows, toasted almonds


  1. In small saucepan over medium heat, heat TruMoo Chocolate Marshmallow milk, graham crackers and vanilla until milk is hot.
  2. Pour into mugs.
  3. Garnish with chocolate chips, graham crackers, toasted almonds and mini marshmallows* if desired. *If desired, broil mini marshmallows until lightly browned before garnishing.
  4. To heat in microwave oven, combine milk, graham crackers and vanilla in large glass measure. Heat on High 1 minute or until warmed through. Garnish as above.
Recipe Type: Beverage

What is your favorite Winter activity? Do you have a tradition of warming up with a cup of hot chocolate?


  1. courtney b says:

    wow this is such a cute idea. did you create this yourself? VERY creative.

    Thanks for sharing! and your posts are all very inspiring!! Love all the recipes.

  2. Julie Wood says:

    This recipe looks like a really good one for me and my son and daughter to make! We love hot chocolate and thank you for this fun recipe!

  3. vickie couturier says:

    what fun that would be for a kid,,your kids always have fun things to do,,and they looked like they were having a blast too

  4. I have a curious little boy that would have fun with this sensory activity. Plus, the Rocky Road Hot Chocolate sounds awesome!

  5. Robin (Masshole Mommy) says:

    That is such a cool idea. I am sure my kids would LOVE that.

  6. What?! Rocky Road hot chocolate. OMG, that is genius! Yum!

  7. I’m sure that’s a wonderful project, but honestly, all I could focus on was that hot chocolate. OMG, it looks amazing!

  8. What a great sensory activity! AND when you’re done, you get the most epic hot chocolate ever. Yeah!

  9. Oh my kids love, love, love hot chocolate and this recipe sounds awesome. I never heard of snow paint, but it is a great idea. Thanks for sharing.

  10. I love the snow painting idea! Some yummy hot chocolate is a great way to follow that activity!

  11. This whole scene… please invite us next time!!! I love it! I know Addie will enjoy doing this on our next snow day… should I say “tomorrow” and we will run out for some trumoo in the morning!

  12. that looks like a great bin! i love playing with sensory projects. they are great for all kids in my opinion. I will have to try these.

  13. This looks like the perfect activity! My kids would have a blast with this!

  14. Oh yummy that looks so good with the marshmallows and grahams as well! I love the snow paint too, great indoor activity on a cold day!

  15. These are awesome! I’m dying to try the rocky road hot chocolate! And snow painting looks like tons of fun!

  16. This looks like the perfect activity for my friends kids. I will have to share this with her.

  17. That hot chocolate looks yummy! I love the sensory board you came up with using food coloring, tools, and snow. Such a fun activity for kids.

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