Stepable. Of course you can always just make your own cocoa your own way and top with Cotton Candy, but I always like to have an alternate cocoa recipe.
Where did Cotton Candy originate?
Most people think the origin of cotton candy (also known as spun sugar" "fairy floss" or "candy floss") is a simple documented fact. It's not. There are several stories recounting the invention of cotton candy. All are interesting. None are definitive. Most accounts credit the invention of cotton candy to enterprising American businessmen at the turn of the 20th century. The 1904 Louisiana Exposition in St. Louis is often cited as the place where cotton candy was introduction to the American people.
The truth? Spun sugar was known long before this time. Mid-18th century master confectioners in Europe and America hand crafted spun sugar nests as Easter decorations and webs of silver and gold spun sugar for elaborate dessert presentations. At that time, spun sugar was an expensive, labor-intensive endeavor and was not generally available to the average person. The invention of modern machines changed all that.
COTTON CANDY HOT CHOCOLATE
1-1/2 ounces dark chocolate, chopped
1-1/2 ounces unsweetened cocoa
3/4 tablespoon cornstarch (or flour)
1 tablespoon sugar
1-1/2 cups milk
In saucepan over low-medium heat, combine cocoa powder, chocolate, cornstarch, and sugar with small whisk.
With a little bit of milk, whisk chocolate to avoid lumps.
Add milk gradually while whisking continuously.
Turn off heat when hot chocolate thickens and reaches consistency you like. If it's too thick, add more milk.
Serve hot with cotton candy on top. The cotton candy serves as the sugar so amount can be adjusted.