Can you believe that Halloween has come and gone, and Christmas is literally around the corner? I sure can’t, but that isn’t stopping me from feeling the holiday spirit! I guess it’s hard not to when most big box stores have already rolled out all the Christmas decorations and shh. Plus, Gabriel is a total Christmas-loving type of person. So for once, I’m letting him rub some of that Christmas vibe off on me, and we’re starting the holiday themed posts with an easy holiday recipe influenced by Sony Pictures new film, THE STAR.
THE STAR, a small but brave donkey named Bo yearns for a life beyond his daily grind at the village mill. One day he finds the courage to break free, and finally goes on the adventure of his dreams. On his journey, he teams up with Ruth, a lovable sheep who has lost her flock and Dave, a dove with lofty aspirations. Along with three wisecracking camels and some eccentric stable animals, Bo and his new friends follow the Star and become accidental heroes in the greatest story ever told – the first Christmas.
One of my favourite things to do during the colder months, especially as we get closer to Christmas is drink peppermint hot chocolates. I know I can have them year round, but they just taste so much better during the Christmas holidays. Maybe it’s because I have so many sweet memories of drinking hot chocolate with my family as a child. From helping my mom make hot chocolate for us kids, to drinking one after a cold and wet soccer game, to walking down Trinity Street looking at the beautifully decorated houses, or picking one up before hopping onto the “Bright Nights” Train in Stanley Park. Hot chocolate just seems to be a part of most of my holiday memories. I guess since it’s an easy way to warm up!
Just thinking about one makes me feel all warm and fuzzy. I’ve continued this hot chocolate tradition with my little ones, especially as the days get colder. Plus, it’s a simple and pretty mess-free activity to do indoors. As a special touch, I got Luna to make a little purple start out of fondant, inspired by THE STAR movie!
THE STAR Holiday Organic and Fair-Trade Hot Chocolate Recipe
- Milk (You can use whichever milk)
- Hot Chocolate Mix
- Whip cream
- Chocolate Drizzle
- Purple Colour Fondant
We make our hot chocolate the quick and easy way, with our delicious Organic and Fair-Trade Cuisine Camino Cocoa mix. The recipe is on the tin, so it’s easy and straightforward. To add the holiday twist, I like to add peppermint, and can’t forget whip cream! Load that on because whip makes everything better hahaha, and some drizzzzzle. Oh yeah, we can’t forget a cute purple start made out of purple fondant, inspired by THE STAR movie.
Our original plan was to make a shoot star and place it on top of the whip cream, but you know what? Fondant is really heavy! And even though we made the fondant as thin as possible, it was still sinking in the whip, so we had to opt out and put it on the rim of the cup! With two purple streaks hehehe.
I think it turned out pretty darn cute, don’t you? Do you have a favourite holiday drink?