|heartfelt hot cocoa's for a cold winters day ... these would be cool for valentines too :)|
my sweet family have been helping me all day preparing for our pinterest party next weekend ... lots of crafts to organise. i wanted to do something special for them so they know how much all their help means to me. i was reminded this afternoon while out grocery shopping of this pin and how sweet it was ... something simple but meaningful. who wouldn't like cream in the shape of a heart in their cocoa!
i can't find the original owner of this pin, if you do let me know so i can link it up :) the idea is also pinned to my winter wonderland board. to do this you simply spread some thickened cream into a container and freeze it. i lined my container with baking paper so i could get the frozen cream out easily. then make some hot cocoa, use a cookie cutter to cut heart shapes out of the frozen cream and drop into the hot cocoa ... that's it, but just wait for the smiles when they realise there is something heartfelt in their warm drink. trust me it's worth it!
|spread thickened cream into a lined container|
|spread out so the cream is about 1" to 1 1/2" thick and then freeze|
|cut shapes out of the frozen cream and put into the cocoa ... enjoy!|
outcome: this is way too effective not to use again. the totally surprising thing for me was how long the heart lasted in the hot cocoa without melting and disappearing, you don't have to panic about the heart disappearing before the family/friends are served with hot cocoa as it stayed for ages! and the smiles, well they were priceless ;)
to the owner of this idea, awesome and thanks ... again, it's the simple things that make everyday so special and this is definitely one of those things.