I love hot chocolate during Christmas! There is nothing more festive than a cup of hot cocoa by the fireplace with a Christmas movie on in the background.
Creating a hot chocolate bar is also the perfect touch for your holiday party or Christmas dinner. Imagine all your friends and family gathered around your tree with hot chocolate mustaches. Sounds like a pretty good evening, right?
Today, I’m sharing some of my favorite tips to create the perfect hot chocolate bar.
1. Make your hot chocolate–up until today, I’ve always made instant cocoa. However, Stephen is a big believer of making it correctly. So he heats up milk and then adds the chocolate. It actually is better haha. I have heard you can make hot chocolate in the crock pot, so I am definitely going to try that before the Christmas season is over. I like mine hot, hot, hot and extra chocolate-y.
2. Have a variety of toppings–select a lot of toppings to make the perfect cup. I like marshmallows, candy canes, peppermint bark, and chocolate sauce. I found some really cute chocolate and peppermint marshmallows at the store. They are perfect for a cup of hot chocolate. Some other ideas are chocolate shavings, chocolate wafer sticks, and chocolate chips.
3. Add Festive Decorations–I used my glitter sleigh full of ornaments and my happy snowman. You could also use garland, cranberries, fake snow, whatever! I like the idea of having matching jars for your toppings and adding a festive bow, or red and white ribbon. Next time, I will plan ahead a little more to make it extra festive!
Three questions this time: How do you like your hot chocolate–more chocolate or more milk? What’s your favorite topping? Also, what Christmas movie can you not get enough of right now?