Aug 6, 2009

Iced Cold Chocolate Wonder!

We finally got some sunshine here at our house. So as we began to drip from the heat, my creative juices began to flow. As the kids hung out on the deck, I ran in and grabbed a heavy pan from the cupboard.
I began making hot chocolate, really I did.
I grabbed whole milk, cocoa powder, some cinnamon mixed with sugar, a little coffee syrup (or you could use a few tablespoons of instant coffee granules), some candy canes, whipped cream and a bucket of ice from the freezer. I recommend making a large container, as this goes quick. Refrigerate any leftovers, if you are lucky enough to have any.
I made two batches of delicious *Iced Chocolate Wonder* with coffee added, one with melted peppermint candies and a few drops of peppermint extract.
The two pitchers were thoroughly enjoyed by all.
Later in the day I heard my *4 littles* out in the yard playing, let's go *Starbucks.* Guess I may have been planting seeds.
In a heavy pan on the stove top:
foamy chocolate goodness...just a few more minutes

cocoa generous with it!

cinnamon and sugar for the Viennese style iced coffee

a staple in our refrigerator

Are you drooling too?

This pourable measuring cup made life easier

~Iced Chocolate Minty Wonder~

Somehow I only shot the *Iced Chocolate Minty Wonder*
...hmmm, better go mix up a few more pitchers.

And now I know why I kept all that cocoa in the kitchen pantry
...happy creating!


Sarah Dawn said...

Yumminess in a cup! Friend, your children are blessed to have a mommy who just whips up creations for them.

Drooling with glee,
Sarah Dawn

LocatheCat said...

Oh, my. That looks delicious!!

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Duckygirl said...

what a good use for leftover candy canes!

I've never seen that coffee syrup I'm intrigued, where do you get it?


Kimmie said...

Hi Laura;

The coffee syrup is right next to the Hershey's syrup at our grocery store (they also have vanilla and strawberry flavors). Happy hunting.


Expat Mom said...

What a great way to cool off! I've never heard of coffee syrup either and now I'm intrigued. I can guarantee they won't have it down here, so perhaps it's time to whip up a new recipe . . . Thanks for the inspiration!

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