Nothing says celebrate quite like whipped cream, right? I mean, how can you not
get excited when you see swirling puffs of cream with sprinkles!? It makes me smile! When planning the Queen Bee Luncheon
I wanted to offer an extra special treat to end the celebration on a sweet note and this Wild Honey Cocoa was perfect!
Best of all, it's quite simple to make. Here's the recipe:
:: Wild Honey Cocoa Recipe ::
7 cups milk
1 cup half & half (makes it even creamier!)
1/2 cup unsweetened darkcocoa powder
1/2 cup wild honey (doesn't have to be wild, any kind will work)
1/4 teaspoon sea salt
whipped cream for topping
gold sparkling sugar for topping
Yield: 4, 2 cup servings.
Not sure how much cocoa you need to prepare in order to fill your mugs? Easily check your mug capacity with this simple method: Fill a glass measuring cup with 2 cups of water and pour it into one mug. Note the amount of water you have left in the measuring cup and subtract. My mugs are tall and held a full 2 cups. Once you know your individual mug capacity, multiply that number by your number of guests.
:: Directions ::
Combine cocoa powder, salt and about 1 cup of milk in a pot over medium heat until you've got a smooth and thick paste. (Cocoa powder doesn't tend to dissolve easily in liquid so making a paste and slowly adding liquid to it really helps make it come together more easily.) Slowly whisk in remaining milk and all of the half & half and honey. Heat cocoa over low heat until heated through. I don't like to boil my milk as this will often produce a milk “skin” so I watch it very carefully.
Once cocoa is heated, pour into mugs and top with whipped cream and sprinkles. Serve immediately as whipped cream will begin melting right away.
I found this honey at my local grocer and was delighted by the honeycomb inside!!
I love the golden sprinkles on top because they provide a hint of the sunny golden color of honey 🙂
I always like to have little gifts for guests at special celebrations like this and how perfect are these tiny tins of bee wax lotion for this theme?! Best of all – this lotion feels heavenly on your hands! I purchased mine at my Greenwood Antiques & Uniques.In this photo, you again see a closeup of the adorable French Bee Trellis stencil
from Royal Design Studio!
I hope you are inspired by my Bee tablescape. I know I had a blast designing it and sharing it with you!
I want to say a special THANK YOU to my readers who have been sharing this series with their friends! I can't tell you how much your support is blessing me!!
I'm sharing this recipe over at Savvy Southern Style!