PERFECT COCOA
WITH WHIPPED CREAM HEARTS

I heard a rumor last year.  Not the ugly sort of rumor this results from unseemly gossip, but the good kind that you hope is true.  I can’t remember where I read it or who said it, but I tucked it in the back of my mind until just last week when I put it to the test.

Here’s what I heard: whipped cream, when spread thin, freezes up like a dream and can be cut into charming shapes using garden-variety cookie cutters.

Who knew?

And guess what, it does work like a dream. A creamy, chocolatey dream when whipped cream hearts are set over steaming cups of hot cocoa and served to your beloveds come next week on Valentine’s Day.

Making your own cocoa is dreamy too, and easy, and better than what comes in those little packets that my kids, and I’m guessing yours too, are always trying to slip into the shopping cart. I almost bought a box a few weeks ago, a weak moment in the supermarket with persistent children at my side. But I stopped in my tracks once I read what’s in there:  partially hydrogenated oil, corn syrup, artificial colors, and a small handful of other unsavory items I don’t know how to spell or pronounce.

So I’ll keep making my own.  And hope you do too.  It’s so good.  And with a pretty whipped cream heart on top? The cutest cup of Valentine’s Day cocoa ever.

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  1. Pamela
    02.04.2013 at 7:47 AM #

    Wow~~~what a great rumor! those whipped cream hearts are great and the hot chocolate too.Thanks~~

  2. 02.04.2013 at 8:12 AM #

    Sweet idea. I always like to have make ahead items on hand. I wonder how long the hearts will be good kept in the freezer. Will definitely make this on the 14th.

    • katiemorford
      02.04.2013 at 9:11 AM #

      Hi Robin,
      Good question. I made my hearts about 10 days ago and have a few still in a covered container in the freezer. They look as good as new.

  3. felicia
    02.04.2013 at 10:28 AM #

    Super cute idea! My kids love hot chocolate so this is a keeper.

    • katiemorford
      02.04.2013 at 10:45 AM #

      Thanks Felicia!

  4. Heather
    02.04.2013 at 5:46 PM #

    Oh I am so making these Right. Now. Great idea! Thanks!!!

    • katiemorford
      02.04.2013 at 5:57 PM #

      I want to see a photo of the girls …cocoa in chubby hands.

  5. 02.05.2013 at 9:50 PM #

    Adorable idea. Can’t wait to try it!

    • katiemorford
      02.05.2013 at 10:18 PM #

      Thanks Stacy…and they can even be floated in something savory like a bowl of butternut squash or tomato soup since the cream isn’t sweetened.

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  13. Heather
    08.25.2014 at 4:19 PM #

    Hi! I love this idea, how quickly do they melt at room temperature? I’m wondering if anyone has used these for parties? If you have, what was your experience keeping them cold?

    • katiemorford
      08.25.2014 at 10:13 PM #

      Hi Heather

      It’s been since last winter that I made these so speed of melting isn’t fresh in my mind. I usually just keep them in the freezer until just before serving and then pop them in the cups of cocoa.

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