Feb
27
cool whip, cool hearts
By • Filed In: Winter

We’ve had a very mild winter this season (picture me knocking on wood as I type that), but this past Friday we got a little snow. There were even a few areas around us that had a snow day. I wish I had gotten a picture first thing in the morning, because it was actually so pretty, but that is not what I had on my mind as I was running out the door to head to work. What I really had on my mind was getting on the road as soon as possible to avoid the traffic and accidents caused by the snow. Throughout the weekend Jeff mentioned that he was craving hot chocolate. Sounded delicious! It reminds me of coming in from playing outside in the snow as a little girl to a hot cup of coco with all the marshmallows I could stuff into the mug. So yesterday we made some. The problem was, we didn’t have any marshmallows. So instead we used cool whip.

I took a silicone ice mold and filled it with the cool whip. I did some with plain cool whip and then I also made some with peppermint. I put scoop of the whip into a small container and then added a drop of peppermint oil and a drop of red food coloring. Then I just mixed it up and filled the rest of the mold with the mint cool whip, put it back in the freezer, and let it sit for about 45 minutes.

When they were frozen I just made the hot chocolate according to the directions and popped the cute heart shaped cool whip cubes out of the molds and added them to the delicious drink.

Maybe I’m just a child at heart, but they make me smile. It’s so simple, but so adorable.

And don’t be fooled by the single cool whip heart in the picture, I added about 3 more when I was drinking it!

About the Author

I am a 28 year old Chi-Town city gal living in a cozy condo with my boyfriend, Jeff. Monday through Friday I go by Miss Schmitt, as my main gig is working as a speech-language pathologist at a school in the burbs. Beyond my day job, I adore decorating, finding treasures at flea markets, seeking new adventures in the city, laughing, indulging in anything sweet, and spending time with friends and family (especially my lovely sis, Kali). Read along as I share my hopes, dreams, and outcomes (the good and the bad!).

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