We had the chocolate fountain flowing at our SUperbowl party last weekend, and consequently, we had a few big marshmallows eft over. (They were one of the options to choose from to dip in the chocolate)
With the onset of the big snowstorm here this past weekend, I was in hot cocoa mode. (Who am I kidding? I am always in hot cocoa mode.)
And I remembered those marshmallows.
You see, for about the last decade,give or take a year, I have topped my cocoa with whipped cream, and chocolate sprinkles or drizzled chocolate syrup.
(Very enjoyable and quite a fabulous prsentation if I do say so myself.)
Truth be told, I never think about marshmallows, unless I am making rice crispy treats.
That is, until this weekend, as I said above, when I had the left over marshmallows coupled with snowy weather, and the craving for some really special hot cocoa.
I made my usual hot cocoa, but instead of my usual whipped cream, I went old school. I topped it with some big soft yummy marshmallows.
I was immediately transported back in time to my childhood, when we always had mini marshmallows topping off our cups of hot cocoa. I had forgotten the delightful texture of a semi melted marshmallow, all gooey inside, but still a little firm on the outside.
It was a trip down memory lane that warmed me inside and out.