The Very Best Hot Cocoa Bar Ever

December 14, 2017

The Very Best Hot Cocoa Bar Ever

A super fun tradition in our house is to have a Hot Chocolate Bar! It’s a great idea for after viewing Christmas lights, playing in the snow, before watching your favorite holiday movie or to help you get through wrapping all of those presents! It’s even a great party theme. Grownups and kids love it equally. 

Here is my all time favorite Hot Chocolate Recipe. Once you’ve got it made you can keep it warm in a crock pot!

The Perfect Homemade Hot Chocolate Recipe

1 T cocoa powder
1/2 cup white sugar (use 1/4 cup sugar if you like your hot chocolate less sweet)
1 3/4 cups milk
1/4 cup milk (to be used separately from other milk)

Mix cocoa powder and sugar together in pot. Add 1/4C of milk and bring to a boil- stir constantly. Once boiling add remaining milk and bring temp up to steaming.  Pour 1-2oz of your chosen spirit into mug and add hot chocolate.

Now for the fun part- the goodies you get to collect up.

Whipped cream
Sprinkles in many colors
Chocolate chips
White chocolate chips
Shaved chocolate
Candy canes


These are pretty easy! I usually grab a festive colored table cloth and a few Christmas decorations to add to it. It’s also fun to have an array of different mugs and let each person choose their favorite!

This is probably the easiest party to host and you can have them all winter long. Hot chocolate, toppings and maybe a platter or two of cookies and you are set. Here’s hoping your holidays are filled with many cups of Hot Cocoa!