Deluxe Hot Chocolate

It’s that time of year.  Once the first snow falls, we here at the Child’s Play household usher in the ‘Hot Chocolate’ season.  We get the supersized Hot Chocolate mix from Costco, a bunch of super secret ingredients, and then prepare ourselves for some of the best drinks around town.

 

Want to join our happy group, sitting around the table sipping our cocoa together?  Here’s what you do:

First: get any generic mix. That’s not the special part…it’s what you put into it that makes the difference.

Second: if you are really wanting something indulgent, heat up a cupful of milk with a bite size dove chocolate at the bottom. Heat, mix, and voila! Fancy hot cocoa.

Third: Add a layer of marshmallows.

Fourth: Add a scattering of chocolate chips (this is The Naturalist’s idea).

Fifth: Spray a generous amount of whipped cream from a can into your mouth.

Sixth: Spray a generous amount of whipped cream from a can into the cup of cocoa.

Seventh: Sprinkle with colored sugar crystals (this is The Golfer’s idea.)

Eighth: Drop in a peppermint stick (this is my idea).Yum.

Yum!

Yummy Yum!

Its the perfect thing to have first thing in the morning, or after a brisk walk outside to watch the sun set.

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25 Responses

  1. I love these photoblog entries! And you certainly gave me a craving for SUGAR!

  2. I’ll just skip to the fifth step and repeat til the can is empty!

    Great recipe, thanks for sharing…especially the photos.

    I’ve never seen a chocolate covered peppermint stick before…did you make those?

  3. Sheri–we got the chocolate covered peppermint sticks at Costco, along with the hot chocolate mix. However, if you can’t find them, dropping in a bite size York Peppermint Patty does the trick, too!

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  5. That looks so yummy! Your pictures make me want to move your way. 🙂 It’s always so beautiful!

  6. A bite size York Peppermint Patty eh?

    Hmmmm, I wonder what would happen if I used a regular sized one. 🙂

    Thanks.

    I’m going to try this recipe out over the holidays.

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  8. Oh wow! That’s sounds heavenly! The perfect pregnancy treat. Now where’s my husband? He needs to run an errand….

  9. oooooohhhhh..and here I’d just been stirring my cocoa with a candy cane… ;P

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    Quite unsettling to visit your website and see my e-mail address.

  12. Lisa…I’m not sure what you mean? Where is your email address?

  13. Childsplay……when I came to your website for the first time,
    my name and email address was already typed in the reply box!!!!!!!!

    Lisa

  14. Don’t worry, Lisa. No one else can see that besides you, and that info isn’t posted on the website!

  15. Thank you…..but I don’t understand why it was already there…..has never happened to me before at any website.

    lisa

  16. Maybe it’s the code that WordPress uses…I also think typepad blogs also have the email in the comment form.

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  18. I love your photos and your way cool mugs – giant sized to hold all that giant taste!

    Thanks for stopping by my blog 🙂

    Christmas Cheer!

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