Here’s a super cute way to serve hot chocolate. Hand your guests, a cup of milk, milk and let them choose a chocolate cube with the toppings of their liking. Wow-effect guaranteed. These hot chocolate sticks or spoons also make a beautiful edible gift.
I first saw these in the most adorable café opposite the grand-duke’s castle in the old town of Luxembourg city. I had just moved there for my new job as an assistant and a friend of mine took me for a stroll to get to know the city a bit. Even though the Luxembourg’s old town is not as ancient as most of the European cities, the feeling of this café has something fairytale-like. Also, I immediately fell in love with the idea of these chocolate cubes that you can slowly melt by stirring them in your cup of hot milk.
These chocolate sticks are really easy to make, and you can create so many different beautiful styles. A lovely homemade gift idea in this holiday season!
You will need:
- A mini muffin tray or an ice cube tray
- Wooden tea spoons or wooden lollipop sticks. DO NOT use the sticks found in the crafts section!
Hot chocolate on a stick recipe
- 50g sweetened cocoa powder
- 100g Sweetened condensed milk
- 100g Heavy cream
- 400g Bittersweet chocolate
- Toppings of your choice : mini-marshmallows, crushed candy cane, holiday sprinkles, crushed toffee bits, dried fruit, etc.
Chop the chocolate.
Heat the sweetened condensed milk and heavy cream in a saucepan until simmering (but not boiling!).
Pour the cream mixture over chocolate and stir until smooth and melted.
Fill the molds you are using to make the hot chocolate cubes.
Add the wooden sticks or wooden spoons in the center of each cube.
Decorate the tops to your liking. You can use anything you like. I used different colored sprinkles and mini-marshmallows this time.
Press slightly on the topping so that they will stick to the chocolate cube once it is hardened.
To enjoy your hot chocolate you just need a cup of hot milk. Stir your chocolate cube slowly in hot milk and let the cosy hygge feeling take over. What better than a cup of hot creamy chocolate in front of a chimney fire or a good movie to enjoy the colder evenings of the year!
This hot chocolate on a stick is also a wonderful kitchen activity to make together with your kids. I am certain that their teachers would be amazed to receive a cute gift like this and the kids are always proud and happy to offer something they have made themselves.
Thank you for reading and do try these easy Christmas treats at home. Don’t forget to follow me on Instagram for more tips and recipes.
You can also download my list of 30 Healthy Snack Ideas for Kids so that you have healthy snacks to serve before or alongside all the holiday cookies and chocolates.