Monday, December 21, 2009

Hot Cocoa Bar

Recently I saw this idea on one of my friend's blog.  Forgive me for not remembering which friend!  I even commented on it but for the life of me can't remember who it was.  I did this at my party and it was a huge hit.  Again, excuse the blurry pics.  Several people said they were going to do this Christmas morning.  I think I will too.  The kids love making thier own concoctions.  I found the best way to heat the milk (we prefer milk over water) is in the crockpot.  It will not boil but will keep it very warm.  However, it takes a long time to heat up.  You can put it on low for several hours or you can first heat it in the microwave and then keep it in the crockpot afterwards to keep it warm.  This way, people can make a cup at their leisure. Biscotti is so delicious with hot cocoa and Karen over at Ladybug Creek has a delicious recipe for biscotti which I want to try. The homemade whipped cream is my favorite.  If you've never made fresh whipped cream, here are the directions: 

Place stainless steel or glass bowl, never plastic, and beaters in the freezer for 2 minutes.  Start with 1 cup of heavy whipping cream.  Beat until soft peaks form at the end of the beaters.  Add desired amount of confectioners sugar or granulated sugar (I ususally put a heaping tablespoon) and a dash of vanilla.  Beat until stiff peaks form.  Refrigerate. 


Melissa said...

Very cute idea! Maybe next year! lol

Its So Very Cheri said...

This is a GREAT idea. I love the decor on your little signs as well.

Thanks for posting to the party and I hope you have a wonderful Christmas filled with precious memories.

Its So Very Cheri said...

I posted my favs and you are listed


Jeanette said...

What a cute idea! I love the way you labeled everything. I am new to your blog, you have some beautiful ideas.

Alisha said...

We have that same kitchen Santa!! Happy New Year to you and your family!!