{taste this} hot chocolate floats

With all of the recent sad news and tragic events, I find it tough to jump back into “regular life” without feeling just a little guilty … you, too?  This morning, I was really touched by a post by Beckie over at Infarrantly Creative that you may want to read … click here for “I pray, I give”.  I thought that I (and maybe you?) could all use a bit of bright, a smidge of happy and a teeny tiny treat … so I am going to post today.  Not out of disrespect or disinterest.  But just because life continues moving forward, little by little … Chris and I go back to work today, the boys will head off to school, Christmas will be here in eight days, there is still laughter and love in our household and for that, I am beyond thankful.

So, here we go … put on a holiday movie or your favorite show, pile on the couch with a good book or family photos, spend some time together with your family and maybe indulge in the most wonderful thing to cross my lips in a long time.  Okay, maybe a little dramatic, but these are SO.GOOD.  Yes, let’s {taste this}!!  Hot chocolate floats!!

hot chocolate floats {taste this} at shaken together
There is nothing better than a rich mug of hot chocolate on a cold night, right?!  Well, unless it is topped with a scoop of ice cream, sprinkles and maybe a drizzle of hot fudge!
hot chocolate floats {taste this} at shaken together

Whip up a batch of hot chocolate – you can use instant mix, I won’t judge – but there are tons of easy recipes for homemade hot chocolate that will probably rock your socks off :)  I am dying to try this hot chocolate mix from Something Swanky!

Anyway, gather your mugs and fill about 2/3 full with your hot chocolate.  Add a scoop of ice cream (we used peppermint!) and sprinkle on your favorite toppings.  I added a drizzle of warm hot fudge and festive holiday sprinkles!

This is seriously the best of both worlds … an ice cream sundae and a sweet steamy mug of hot chocolate!!

hot chocolate floats {taste this} at shaken together
Need a little more holiday cheer?  And sugar?  How about …

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  1. Stop it! Just stop it! All this deliciousness is killing me! It’s a good thing my freezer is acting up and I don’t have any ice cream in the house.

  2. I ditto Courtenay! That looks SO so good and my diet is shot this year already.

  3. This sounds fabulous! What a great idea!

  4. Shut up! You have got to be kidding me! I have got to try this!!!

  5. Seriously sinfully delicious! Can’t wait to try them…have a good week!

  6. Thank you. I truly appreciate the fact that you decided that life does go on … perhaps a little less bright, but it does go on.

    And the hot chocolate floats sound beyond good.

  7. What an awesome idea! I’m SO doing this.

  8. Yum! I can’t believe I’ve never made something like this before. Pinning :)

  9. I LOVE this idea. Sometimes I’m not a big fan of the hot part of hot chocolate. This will be the perfect substitute! Thanks for sharing. I’m excited to make them. Merry Christmas!

  10. Oh wow! Now that looks yummy!

  11. Oh, you’ve always got the best treats over here – yum!!!

  12. Oh, I bet this is good. One of the best birthday treats as an adult was a cup of coffee with a scoop of vanilla ice cream. It was so yummy! :D

  13. Oh yum! Now following your blog. I love your crafting too btw.

  14. I’m glad I found your blog; I am your newest follower and was kinda maybe sorta hopin’ that you would pop on by and follow me back!


  15. Oh my that looks YUMMY! And why have I never thought of this before… off to make me some now! Found you on Your Creative Timeout. Thanks for sharing!

  16. Oh my heavens, this is on my list for TONIGHT! Or maybe in a minute FOR BREAKFAST! Don’t judge, it’s Christmas! LOL! Great idea!

  17. Love Peppermint Stick ice cream! Will have to try!

  18. Oh my gosh – what a great idea! I have definitely got to try this….and do some experimenting with ice cream flavors!

  19. Hey Keri! I think this is the best idea ever!!! we have been given so much hot choc. on a stick and mason jar hot choc. that we haven’t tried it yet, but i can’t wait to!

    Thanks so much for joining with us in supporting Sandy Hook through our special link party. You were FEATURED at OPC The Better Half out of 840 links! Hope you’ll come back today to see the other features and link up some more cool projects. Happy Friday!


  20. Thanks for linking up at the Create & Inspire Party – this week we’re featuring YOU! Can’t wait to see what you have to link up this week! xo, Kimberly

  21. I love peppermint ice cream; this is a great idea for a cold winter night! You are a featured favorite this week on Saturday Show & Tell on Cheerios and Lattes! We can’t wait to see what you’ve been up to with your family over Christmas! :)
    Mackenzie :)

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