It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas….
Cold, wet, and dreary weather call for warm and chocolaty beverages… it should be a mandatory thing, don’t you agree?
You can never go wrong with hot chocolate on a cold winters day… rich and velvety smooth chocolate mixed with warm milk… MMmmm. Yumm, one of my favorites.
I was searching around Mr Google, looking for neat Christmas treat ideas and hot chocolate popped up. Hello… hot chocolate on a spoon?! Best. Idea. Ever. I don’t know about you, but I’d be pretty excited if I received this as a Christmas treat!
Its pretty simple to make and you can even make it in advance! You can find the recipe I used here. I used a regular ice cube tray and managed to make about 13 hot chocolate pops. I loveee the finished look, especially sprinkled with little bits of crushed candy cane – the red and white pops of color on top make it look so festive!
Chocolate… use good quality, not chocolate chips! I went down to the states and bought a few massive bars from Trader Joe’s (best thing ever). And as for the spoons (you can also use sticks), I personally love the look of wooden spoons, so I ended up ordering them online from GreenMunch.
Hot Chocolate Spoons
- 16 oz good quality chocolate (I used 10 oz dark chocolate and 6 oz milk chocolate – play around and see what combination you like)
- 1/3 cup cocoa (loosely packed)
- 3/4 cup + 2 tablespoons powdered sugar (loosely packed)
- 1/8 tsp salt
- Optional toppings: crushed candy canes, marshmallows, candy
- Chop up the chocolate into small pieces and melt over a double boiler (Try not to get any water into the chocolate or it’ll seize up)
- Once the chocolate is completely melted, stir in the cocoa, powdered sugar, and salt. It’ll initially look clumpy, but continue stirring until there are no lumps left and the mixture looks glossy and smooth
- Take everything off the heat and transfer chocolate mixture into a piping bag or ziploc bag.
- Pipe chocolate mixture into a clean ice cube tray. Add toppings if you’d like, and then top with spoons. Pop in the refrigerator for about 15 minutes and check / adjust the spoons to ensure they are straight. Refrigerate for another 45 minutes or until completely set.
- Package the spoons up in clear cello bags and enjoy with 1 Cup of hot milk
Alternatively, if you didn’t want to make the hot chocolate on a spoon, there are a bunch of different ‘hot chocolate kits’ which you could make and give away as well. Less than a week before Christmas….!
Head on over to the 99th Fiesta Friday to see the complete lineup of pre-holiday recipes!