Mother's Day Gifts Kids Can Make

Mother's Day Gifts Kids Can Make

Food & Drink

Mother's Day Gifts Kids Can Make


Chocolate Pots de Creme for dessert

Kids can wow Mom on her special day with these simple (and sweet!) homemade gift ideas, courtesy of Nielsen-Massey Vanilla. With just a few ingredients and easy to follow instructions, both treats can be made easily even by young children – with just a little supervision from Dad.

Pots de Crème

For a creamy, sweet dessert for Mom that is quick and easy to assemble, try chocolate Pots de Crème. With just five ingredients and three steps, it is a simple but delicious dish that school-age children can prepare with help from Dad.

1 pkg. (6 oz.) chocolate chips
3/4 cup milk
1 egg
Dash of salt
1 teaspoon Nielsen-Massey Madagascar Bourbon Pure Vanilla Extract
Whipped cream (optional)

1. With help from an adult, scald the milk on the stovetop. (Scald milk by heating it in a sauce pan until it is almost boiling.) Remove from the stove.

2. Put all the other ingredients in a blender, chocolate chips first. Add the hot milk last. Blend on high for 2 minutes.

3. Pour immediately into 4 or 5 small cups, dividing equally. Put cups in the refrigerator for 30 minutes or more.

Vanilla body scrub for the tub

4. Top with whipped cream just before serving. Note: For an added chocolate flavor, add Nielsen-Massey Pure Chocolate Extract to the whipped cream to taste.

Mom’s Sweet Treat Vanilla Body Scrub

Younger children can help assemble this Mother’s Day spa-at-home treat that adds luxury – without calories! This luscious body scrub will show Mom how much she’s appreciated, and the calming scent of vanilla will make Mother’s Day the relaxing day she deserves.

1 Cup Nielsen-Massey Madagascar Bourbon Pure Vanilla Sugar
1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
1 or 2 drops of an essential oil such as lavender, eucalyptus, etc.
Decorative, waterproof container

1. Mix ingredients together in a bowl.
2. Spoon into a decorative, waterproof container.
3. Wrap in decorative paper.

Instructions for use: Apply a small amount to damp skin while in shower or bath. Gently scrub skin with a soft washcloth. Rinse thoroughly.


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