1. Chocolate dipping
This has got to be one of the most brilliant party ideas ever. I recently attended a younger friend's birthday recently, in which we were served fruit and sweets and scrumptious dipping chocolate for dessert.
My favorite thing to dip was the gigantic marshmallow. Uber yummer.
If you don't have a fondue thingy, you can serve chocolate dip in a bowl. I tried it with a bunch of kids once, and it was an absolute hit.
- Melt chocolate cubes in a double-boiler (I prefer it dark ;) ).
* If you don't have a double boiler, boil water in a regular pan, and place a smaller pan above it; melt the chocolate in the smaller pan.
- Stir in cream.
(serve with skewers or toothpicks)
- Marshmallows - always a crowd favorite!
- Slices of other fruit (banana, melon, etc.)
- Dried mangoes
- Potato chips - kinda weird, but it's wonderful!
2. Chocolate cupcakes
An older lady-friend of mine runs a small cafeteria, and lately she has been experimenting with baking. The other day my dad bought three cupcake samples from her; he left them lying around so I ended up sampling them all (hee hee).
My verdict: She could still improve on the presentation, but the taste is A-one.
3. Iced Milo
I usually prefer rich, hot chocolate eh, but these days it's too warm for hot chocolate.
I'm not particularly a fan of Milo (because I think it tastes like watered-down cocoa), but I once bought an iced Milo on my way to see a movie, and I loved it.
This evening, I noticed that we had sachets of Milo at home and decided to fix myself a treat.
ICED MILO - MY WAY
- Empty four Milo sachets into a tall glass (the extra sachets make up for the watered-down taste :p )
- Dissolve in a small amount of lukewarm water.
- Fill the glass three-fourths with cold water and stir.
- Mix in a drop of vanilla.
- Add ice cubes.
- It would be more fun topped it with whipped cream and chocolate syrup, but it's good with or without.