Mom carried that tradition on with my boys. They would sit at the table with Poppa and while he was having his coffee, the boys would sit there with their hot cocoa and would sip it off the spoon. They thought they were such big wig’s having a special treat with Poppa (who is pictured below)
Recently, I have been enjoying it as a special treat again. I found the recipe for Creamy Hot Cocoa from allrecipes.com that is very much like my mom’s recipe but I have also mixed 1/2 cup half and half, 1/2 cup skim milk and about 5 of the Dove Dark Chocolate hearts, microwave until the chocolate melts and whip until smooth! Comforting and Chocolatey!
Now, just for those of you, who like me, need to have something on TOP of your hot cocoa, I have a special photo just for you. I’ve grown out of the marshmallow stage, and into the whipped cream stage…. after you make one of the recipes from above, just take some real whipped cream and squirt it into your hot cocoa. It will become creamy deliciousness!