We were studying Mexican history a few weeks ago in our Story of the World * curriculum and one of the suggested activities was to try Mexican Hot Chocolate. Which sounded like a fun idea, until we realized that we didn’t have cocoa, cream, or cinnamon (it was a rough week). So while we waited patiently for another shopping trip to occur, a delicious frosty version was formulating in my mind…
Then I found myself in the unusual situation of my 8 year old being the oldest available child. We conspired to put the baby down to nap and finally tackling that long awaited Mexican hot chocolate. My son carefully mixed and stirred over the stove-top until all the ingredients were dissolved into a rich chocolatey brown. He patiently accepted that the mixture needed to cool down before proceeding.
Thankfully a pop into the extra freezer made for a quick wait. My son whipped up the cream whilst I tackled the blender. A few quick whirs and a sprinkle of this and that, pop in some awesome stainless steel straws – voila!
My son eagerly reached for his frosty mug. Nope. Wait again. Have to take pictures. I staved him off with some beaters to lick while I rushed to a well lit window.
Hold on. What happened there? Look closely. Yup – it’s gone. The second glass. Who can blame him? No need to reach for the phone, it was the un-spiked version.
*Story of the World– An amazing look at our world’s history told in a story format. I whole heartedly recommend it as a read aloud not just to homeschoolers, but to anyone interested in helping their children learn to love history.
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