Spring has begun, and these lollipops are a celebration of the colorful season. Simple, pretty, and super fun, Jollypops are the perfect treats to make with friends! I first made these delicious pops with my pals Parker, Darcey, and Lou, who have all been in past Wondermint episodes. We made super colorful lollipops, snuck a few Jolly Ranchers while we worked away on creating our beautiful pop, and took some of the pictures you will see below. Parker & I have also made shamrocks made with melted Jolly Ranchers for St. Patrick’s Day (see photos at bottom of post). They were a big hit in our classroom! You can find out how to make your own Jollypops below. Have fun!
Family friends Su Sazama, co-founder of the modern design site fitzsu, and interior designer Tracy Sonka Stultz of Sonka Stultz Designs, stopped by to teach me and my friend Darcey how to create a modern Hot Cocoa Station for the holidays.
Excitement is in the air
Here’s what you’ll need: a heat-proof pitcher to hold the warm milk and a bowl for your cocoa powder (we used a coffee serving set made by Arne Jacobsen for Stelton). It’s nice to have fun mugs for your guests. We used Hakusan Fancy Tea Cups designed by Masahiro Mori, which are also made for the sight-impaired. Each cup has a unique shape which makes it easy to recognize by touch and easy to grip. These tea cups are also made of thin porcelain, which is a common practice in Japan, and acts as a safety device. If the cup is too hot to pick up then the liquid inside is too hot for delicate lips to drink.
We used organic Silly Cow cocoa powder made in Vermont, warm organic milk and almond milk, plus these ingredients to flavor: cinnamon sticks, crushed cardamom, homemade peppermint simple syrup, fresh whipped cream and marshmallows (we used an adorable slanted John Pawson bowl to hold our marshmallows).
Flavoring with homemade peppermint simple syrup
#spoonies not #selfies
These whimsical heart-shaped spoons were designed by Miriam Mirri for Alessi. They are sure to put a smile on your friends’ faces and, as you can see, they also make great photo opps, too.
The holidays are the perfect time to make a delicious and pretty drink such as a Guava Berry Mocktail. Mocktails are like the colorful cocktails that adults drink, but with no alcohol (of course!). And, by the way, the cute song, Pretty Girl In The Ring, in my HOW-TO VIDEO is by my friend, Alina Celeste. Find the information for her Kids’ CD on iTunes at the end of this post. Enjoy! READ MORE…
Are you tired of eating regular fried spring rolls? Do you think it’s a little bit of a bummer that you have to cook the rolls in hot oil and only adults can do that? Well, now it’s time to learn how to make Raw Vietnamese Spring Rolls, which you can make without actually cooking or frying! (Don’t worry, they taste as good as the fried ones!) Today, I am teaching my friend Candice, who is twenty-something, how to make these yummy rolls. You can make these vegetarian style or you can see in our HOW TO VIDEO that we made them with lots of veggies then added some shrimp that my mom stir-fried with ginger and a little oil.
Usually my mom writes out the recipes for Wondermint, but I did this one because I also made these for a class assignment.
Materials: You’ll need lots of veggies and some herbs like mint and basil or cilantro (great brain food!) sliced really thin, Vietnamese Rice Paper wrappers, a bowl of warm water to dip them in. See the photo below for some of the yummy ingredients. READ MORE…
Thank you to TasteMade Studios for inspiring us with their “Slacker Shake.” My good friend, Ruby, and I decided to make our shake a little healthier by making it dairy-free & gluten-free. There are only two ingredients in this shake and it took just seconds to make! Don’t forget to check out the FUN HOW TO VIDEO that we made for this recipe!