Prairieside Suites’ Homemade Hot Cocoa

Prairieside Suites Luxury Bed and Breakfast may be known for our fantastically romantic guest suites and our gourmet candle light breakfasts, but the great tasting food doesn’t stop there! Often in the afternoon, we bake cookies or you can find Cindy in the kitchen mixing up a huge bowl of our homemade Hot Cocoa [recipe below]. At Prairieside Suites we believe that our relaxed elegant atmosphere along with our bottomless cookie jar make for a perfectly enchanting stay. Of course, we have coffee, tea & hot cocoa available at any time day or night… In fact we have it in every guest room along with your own coffee pot! Imagine soaking in one of our over-sized jacuzzi tubs while sipping our hot cocoa. Now that’s a “Home Away from Home!” Our weather has been perfect for your “Michigan get away.” Guests are often seen chilling out on the chaises around the pool area but if you’re up for going out, remember we’re only 6 minutes from downtown Grand Rapids. As a matter of fact, “American Idol Live” will be at Van Andel Arena this Saturday, July 3rd giving fans a chance to watch their favorite “Idols” performing live @ 7:30pm. We have luxury “Spa Rooms” available for this weekend and we’re looking forward to spoiling you at Prairieside Suites, your Grand Rapids, Michigan Get Away!

Hot Chocolate- Prairieside Suites B&B

8 Cups Dried Milk

1 lb. Can Chocolate Nestlé Quick

1 lb [equal to 3 1/2Cups] Powdered Sugar or 3 ½ Cups Splenda

11 oz. Jar Non-Dairy Creamer

1/3 C. Folgers Decaf or Regular Instant Coffee

Mix above ingredients

Directions: Fill your cup 1/3 full of our hot cocoa mix. Add hot water, and maybe even a little whipped cream or chocolate shavings…? Or during the holidays, stir with a peppermint stick. For those hot summer days, how about a new twist on an old favorite? To make Iced Mocha, you again fill your cup 1/3 full of our hot cocoa mix. Next add instant freeze-dried coffee to taste (I prefer about one heaping tablespoon of decaf.) Cover the mixture by filling about 1/3 of your cup with hot water. Then fill your cup with crushed ice and enough cold water to achieve the desired consistency. A little whipped topping and a sprinkle of cinnamon and you have a treat fit for a queen–and still have your $5 in your pocket.

Come, experience my world! Cheri