Prairieside Suites’ Famous Hot Cocoa
A guest experience would not be complete without trying our Famous Hot Cocoa. Offered and kept stocked fresh in your room year-round, guests especially love to warm up next to their fireplace or in the jacuzzi with a cup of Prairieside’s Famous Hot Cocoa. Matched with our bottomless sweet treats in the kitchen, you can grab some goodies then slip into a super snuggly, Prairieside robe and hibernate with your someone special. There’s nothing more special than remaking a wonderful memory – now you can surprise him or her with a taste from Prairieside.
Mix above ingredients. Note: in the photo of ingredients above you’ll notice a Tupperware cereal keeper on the left. We measure and toss the ingredients into this container, then snap the lid on top, then shake to mix up the recipe [so easy]. At our, Grand Rapids, Michigan Bed & Breakfast we keep this cocoa mix in a canister with cups right by our instant hot water tap in the kitchen [see picture left]. Guests may indulge themselves with this yummy goodness 24/7. Some make it with the hot water and others pour coffee over our cocoa mix, careful…this can become a morning ritual! Any extra mix stores in the original Tupperware cereal keeper.
Fill any size cup 1/3 full of our hot cocoa mix. Add 1 tsp (+- to taste) of instant freeze-dried coffee (you can use regular or decaf). Cover the mixture by filling about 1/3 of your cup with hot water. Stir well to mix, then fill your cup with crushed ice and enough cold water to achieve the desired ratio. Top with a little whipped topping, chocolate syrup and a sprinkle of cinnamon, mocha powder or nutmeg.
Prairieside Suites Luxury Bed & Breakfast opened in 2002 when the owners children were teenagers. This recipe was a family favorite and often enjoyed by their three daughters plus all who stopped by to visit. Also, do keep this recipe nearby as it makes into a perfect gift for your child’s teacher, the postman, colleagues, friends and family. My nephew made up these gift jars to give out to friends on his pool league!