Magnificent Hot Cocoa
  • Servings: 1 cup
  • 3 tbsp. Swiss Miss hot chocolate mix
  • ½ tbsp. chocolate ice cream
  • 1 tbsp. fluff (melted marshmallow)
  • 3/4 cup water
  1. Boil water
  2. Place ice cream in mug
  3. Pour water over ice cream.
  4. Stir until melted.
  5. Put the marshmallow, or Fluff, into the mug and stir until melted.
  6. Add the Swiss Miss and stir.
  7. Now, drink!
  8. This hot cocoa is best enjoyed with Reddi Wip whipped cream on the top.
Creating Hot Cocoa “Do you think that’s enough?” my friend, Paige, asked as I carefully poured another mountainous spoonful of Swiss Miss into a mug. “Um, I guess,” I told her. “There’s only one way to know for sure!” I grabbed the white mug and took a small sip. I choked down the cold, watery hot chocolate. I watched her do the same. “Why’s it cold?” she asked. I thought back to what we put in, and in what order. “Must have been the milk and the time we took. I don’t know why it’s thin and watery.” “Well,” she exclaimed, “let’s find something thick and creamy!” We exited the bright kitchen and sat on the stairs of the dining room. I thought about everything in the kitchen. As I stood up to pace, I looked at the dirty dishes by the sink. In one of the bowls, I saw melted ice cream. “Ooh! Ice cream!” I ran to the freezer and yanked it open. Ripping the top of the container off, I snatched up a spoon from the counter to scoop the ice cream and paused. “How much?” I pondered. “Just scoop some and throw it in there,” Paige said. I began working away at the hard, frozen ice cream as Paige shoveled all our other ingredients into the mug. Then, I put a spoonful of ice cream. We peered into the cup and watched it melt. After it was gone, we each took a sip. We’d found the right consistency, but it was still cold. Both of us frowned in disappointment. We once again sat to think up a way to solve our problems. Paige asked, “How did we do that, again?” “What do you mean? You were there, weren’t you?” She laughed, then replied, “Like, in what order?” “It was the hot water, then all the dry ingredients, then the ice cream.” “That’s it! The ice cream made the water that had been sitting there cold!” “So the ice cream goes in first!” We hopped up and repeated our process, this time pouring the boiling water over the frigid delight. Once again, we each took a sip, and danced with delight. Our experience showed us that our imaginations work great together and that with a little effort, we could create something amazing. Now, after we dash inside to escape the wind and snow, we know exactly how to get warm. We found it is worth the effort when you want to invent something wonderful. Submitted by: "Rosie S."