Frozen Hot Chocolate Pops is a sweet treat for every kid out there, young and old. A recipe from Seduction in the Kitchen
I, like everyone else was in shock over Robin Williams death. When I first saw someone post on Facebook about it, I thought was another one those hoaxes, then my timeline started going like crazy with the story. Then someone posted TMZ and a post from CNN, it wasn’t a hoax.
Depression is something I know many people do not understand. It more than being sad, it is more then take a pill and it will help you feel better. Robin, as talented as he was, and as kind-hearted as he was, could not overcome this disease.
As I was looking on Facebook and Twitter with the posts about him, if he could see how much people loved him. I know that sometimes just doesn’t help when you have depression. I admit, after what I went through in my marriage to my ex, I have depression. Not to the point Robin had apparently.
It does get to me that I live with no family around me. I do feel like I am stuck in Cleveland. It is hard when I have to go and visit my family, They seldom come up to see me. I get forced a lot to do things myself, and it will get to me. So I get depression, I understand it because I deal with it. Truthfully, it is one the reasons I cook and bake, that is my stress relief. It actually helps in a way so I don’t get into a deep depression.
Even though I deal with it, I am lucky. I might be all alone here in Cleveland, I do have good friends. When I was off of work the first time for a few months in a cast 4 years ago, I knew I had good friends when I ran out of toilet paper, it is Friday night, I can’t drive and the bus that takes you to the market doesn’t come until Monday. So you send out a text and a friend brings you a roll from her house to tide you over till Monday. Yes, that is a true story.
I was a big fan of Robin Williams when I was looking through my photos to see what recipe I should do for for for him, this one stood out. He was a big kid. I heard how he entertained people when he was a patient in the hospital. You look at movies like Aladdin, Jack, Mrs. Doubtfire, you see that kid like comedic touch. This is perfect for a great talent Robin Williams was.
Serendipity’s is who made frozen hot chocolate famous from what I understand. I know it is a drink, but I wanted to take up a notch and make a Popsicle out of it. When was talking about it with a friend, I admitted I don’t have a Popsicles mold. She told me what she does when she makes homemade Popsicles, she uses little plastic cups and uses a plastic spoon for the handle. I understand the cups, but a spoon? She explained the kids can hold it better. So I tried it, you know, I am not a kid, but she was right, you do hold it better with the spoon!
Frozen Hot Chocolate, a sweet treat for every kid out there, young and old. A recipe from Seduction in the Kitchen
- 1 ounce chocolate pieces (variety of your favorites, 6 1/2)
- 2 packets hot chocolate mix
- 1 1/2 tablespoons sugar
- 1 1/2 cups milk
- 1 cup water
- mini marshmallows
- cups Plastic drinking (2-3 ounces)
- Plastic Spoons
- In a sauce pot heat up the water, sugar, and milk. Let start to boil just slightly. Take off the heat.
- Mix in the chocolate pieces and hot chocolate mix. Stir until the chocolate is all melted. Let it cool
- When it gets to a lukewarm temperature, pour the mixture into the plastic cups. If too hot it can melt the cups.
- Top off with some mini marshmallows, and place them in the freezer.
- When about semi frozen, about an hour or so, insert the handles of plastic spoons into the mixture. Let it freeze the rest the way.
- Take out the freezer and ENJOY!
- Calories: 310