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If you’ve seen some of my recent posts then you will know that I am now the official food blogger for the Cow’s Milk Protein Allergy Support Charity. CMPA Support are a wonderful charity; their aims are to raise awareness of the allergy at all levels, so that future generations of CMPA babies (& their families) shouldn’t have to suffer; and to provide information, support and practical advice to parents/carers at whichever stage of the CMPA journey they are on. You can find CMPA Support on Facebook and join one of their many Facebook support groups. I publish one food related blog post per week on behalf of CMPA Support and I am very excited to be a part of such an amazing charity.
If you are not sure what a Christmas Eve box is, it’s a box filled with goodies (dairy free goodies – of course) that the whole family opens at sunset on Christmas Eve. It is usually filled with new pajama’s, new socks, Christmas DVD’s to watch, Christmas story book, sweets, chocolate, hot chocolate, Christmas mug. You can buy a keepsake Christmas Eve box or just make your own using an empty cardboard box, fill it and wrap it in Christmas wrapping paper.
Below is what I have for our Christmas Eve box so far, hopefully it’ll give you some ideas.
My son is only two years old, so I have bought him a plastic mug for our snowman hot chocolate (recipe below).
I haven’t bought my son Christmas pajamas this year as he’ll only be able to wear them once (no one wants to wear Christmas pajama’s in January?) it seems like a waste to me, instead I have bought him new Peppa Pig pajamas so he can wear them until he out grows them. I always get my pajamas and Christmas socks from Primark. This year I have found these cute little Christmas socks on Amazon for my son.
I got this from The Entertainer for £1.
My mum loves Disney and has lots of Disney Christmas DVD’s so I have borrowed two to put in this years Christmas Eve box. If you don’t already have any, these Disney Christmas box sets are a great idea. You can find Christmas story books for children in most pound shops or on Amazon.
I’ve ordered a personalised plate for Santa this year too, I couldn’t resist!
For our snowman hot chocolate I am using Spanish chocolate, I found this Spanish chocolate in my local Aldi for £2.99 but they don’t stock it all year round unfortunately. If you can’t find it in store they do sell it on Amazon.
Ingredients: Sugar, fat reduced cocoa powder (20%), starch (E-1420), vanilla and cinnamon.
For the perfect snowman hot chocolate, add 3-4 heaped teaspoons of Spanish chocolate into a standard tea cup, heat 125ml of dairy free milk (I used Rude Health Organic Almond Milk) to the boiling point, pour the dairy free milk into the cup and stir briskly, continue stirring until all of the powder is dissolved. Add more powder to produce a thicker hot chocolate. Top with this delicious home made whipped cream, mini marshmallows and grate some dairy & soya free chocolate on top and you have the ultimate dairy & soya free snowman hot chocolate perfect for Christmas Eve!
If you try this dairy and soya free hot chocolate recipe, please let me know what you think in the comments section below.
See a list of the dairy free advent calendars available this year.
Recently I have received a lot of questions on our Facebook page about the symptoms of cow’s milk protein allergy and I think it would be great if we can share our questions and support each other on this journey. I have created a group on Facebook so we all have somewhere we can discuss and support each other in regards to living with cow’s milk protein allergy. Please take the time to read the group description. It is a closed group so, only members can see and reply to posts.
Are you missing having your favourite chocolate bars, chocolate cream eggs or yummy biscuits? I have recently published my recipe ebook which includes 25 dairy, soya, wheat & gluten free recipes which resemble popular chocolate bars & biscuits! Only one of the recipes contains egg and two contain nuts!
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