Warm up this Christmas with Hot Chocolate on a Stick. All you need is a few simple ingredients to take your hot chocolate to the next level.

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Easy Hot Chocolate on a Stick Recipe:

Make your homemade hot chocolate with this delicious hot chocolate on a stick. This decadent treat is loaded with chocolate and topped with mini marshmallows. It is the perfect way to make your favorite warm drink this winter.

You are going to love this rich and creamy flavor of your hot chocolate. Once your chocolate has set, then place in a hot cup of milk and watch it melt. It makes the perfect treat to drink this holiday season. You might also like our Starbucks Peppermint Mocha Recipe.

Make this hot chocolate on a stick for your kids to enjoy while decorating the tree or wrap it up as a gift. Make memories with the kids this holiday and enjoy this simple ingredient hot chocolate on a stick.

Ingredients needed - heavy whipping cream, sweetened condensed milk, chocolate chips, unsweetened chocolate. marshmallows, milk, lollipop sitcks

Ingredients:

  • Heavy Whipping Cream
  • Sweetened Condensed Milk 14 oz can
  • Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips
  • Unsweetened Chocolate chopped
  • Mini Marshmallows 10 oz bag

For Serving:

  • Milk

Supplies:

  • Lollipop Sticks

How to Make Hot Chocolate on a Stick:

  • Step 1 – Prepare Cube Trays – Place 2 ice cube trays on a baking sheet.
  • Step 3 – Place chocolate in bowls – Place the chopped chocolate and chocolate chips in a heat resistant bowl.
  • Step 4 – Heat milk & cream – In a saucepan, heat together the sweetened condensed milk and heavy cream.  Heat over medium heat.  Stir and bring the mixture to a low simmer.  Make sure to stir frequently so that the milk does not boil over or burn.
Heating the cream and milk
  • Step 5 – Pour melted mixture over chocolate – Once the mixture is simmering, pour the mixture over the chocolate in a bowl.  Let it sit for 1-2 minutes to melt the chocolate.  Then stir until the chocolate is fully melted and all the ingredients are combined.
Pouring the warm milk into the chocolate and melting it
  • Step 6 – Pipe into ice cube trays – Transfer the mixture to a piping bag.  Pipe the mixture into each of the ice cube trays filling them up approximately ¾ of the way full. 
  • Step 7 – Top with marshmallows – Top each of the cubes with 4-5 mini marshmallows and place 1 stick into each of the chocolate squares.
Adding the chocolate to ice cube trays and adding marshmallows and sticks
  • Step 8 – Refrigerate chocolate – Refrigerate the chocolate cubes for at least 4 hours (overnight is preferred).  Then carefully remove the hot chocolate on the sticks from the ice cube trays and then they are ready to serve and enjoy!
  • Step 9 – Add milk and stir – When you are ready to serve, warm the milk and pour it into serving mugs.  Add the hot chocolate on a stick (½ cup of milk per hot chocolate stick) and allow the chocolate to melt.  Use the stick to stir the ingredients so that all the ingredients are combined.  Serve warm and enjoy!
Hot chocolate on a stick

How to Use Hot Chocolate on a Stick:

We love making our hot chocolate with this Hot Chocolate on a stick. Simply heat milk of your choice and place a chocolate stick in your warm milk. We love to watch it melt as your stick with the stick.

Hot chocolate on a stick

How to Serve:

Depending how much milk you pour into your mug will depend on how many chocolate sticks your add to your mug. For every ½ cup of warm milk add in 1 chocolate stick.

I usually like to use 2 chocolate stick as it make it extra rich and creamy. Continue to stir the chocolate into the hot milk until it is melted. Top with whipped cream and sprinkles for a fun and festive holiday drink.

This hot chocolate would also be perfect to make as a holiday gift. I like to make homemade gifts for friends and neighbors and this is the perfect one to make. Wrap in a cellophane bag and tie a festive ribbon for a budget friendly gift.

Adding the hot chocolate on a stick in a mug with milk

How to Store:

Once you have set the hot chocolate in the molds, remove them and store in an air tight container. Place the chocolate sticks in the fridge and they will last about a month.

This would be an easy treat to prepare ahead of time and enjoy all winter long.

Hot Chocolate in a mug

Can you Freeze Hot Chocolate on a Stick?

Yes, you can freeze hot chocolate on a stick. If you would like to double the recipe, simply place the extra hot chocolate on a stick in a freezer safe container. They will last up to 3 months.

Hot Chocolate in a mug

Substitutions and Additions:

  • Toppings – We love hot chocolate and marshmallows. But feel free to change them to sprinkles, peppermint candy, or crushed candy canes. We love the peppermint flavor mixed with the chocolate.
  • Add in Extract – If you want to add in extra flavor to your chocolate, simple add in a few drops of extract. We love peppermint, orange, or vanilla.
  • Drizzle Chocolate – Another fun way to add to the presentation is to drizzle chocolate to the tops. White chocolate or caramel are great options.
  • Sea Salt – If you love the sweet and salty flavor, sprinkle sea salt to the tops of the chocolate.
  • Hot Chocolate Bar – If you are having a holiday, make a hot cocoa bar. Set out the room temperature ingredients with your hot chocolate on a stick. Pour the milk in the glass and everyone can add their favorite toppings.
Hot Chocolate in a mug

Recipe Tips:

  • Quality Chocolate – Since this recipe has very few ingredients, we recommend using quality chocolate. We recommend semi sweet chocolate and choose from brands such as Ghirardelli or Nestle.
  • Sticks – Use sticks that are food grade popsicle sticks. You do not want to choose the ones in the arts and crafts section.
  • Molds – We used ice cube trays for this recipe, but you can also choose to use silicone molds.
  • Chocolate Mixture – Before pouring the chocolate into the ice cube tray make sure it is smooth and creamy. You may need to heat it a little bit longer to complete stir in the milk and chocolate.
  • Piping Bags – We recommend using piping bags to fill the ice cube trays. It makes less of a mess and it is easier to pour the chocolate evenly.
  • Whole Milk – This recipe is best used with whole milk or cream. It will not be as rich and creamy if reduced fat milk is used.
  • Filling the Trays – When filling the ice cube trays with chocolate make sure you leave room to add your favorite toppings.
  • Inserting the sticks – As the hot chocolate is cooling in the fridge, I like to check on it frequently. This ensure that the sticks are still centered in the chocolate and hasn’t fell over.
  • Heating the Cream and Milk – When heating the cream and milk, make sure it comes to a slight boil. You do not want to over cook or burn the milk.

DIY Hot Chocolate on a Stick:

My kids drink a lot of hot chocolate in the winter time. Especially if we get any snow, it is a great way to warm up from playing outside. I like to make these rich and creamy hot chocolate on a stick for simple recipe to make at home.

If you are looking for a fun activity this holiday season, make these Hot Chocolate on a Stick. Perfect for stock your fridge with or wrap up as a budget friendly gift idea.

Frequently Asked Questions:

How many should I use for a Mug of Hot Chocolate?

We recommend using one hot chocolate stick for every ½ cup of hot milk. You can add more depending on how rich and creamy you want it.

Can I make these in a mini muffin pan?

Yes, you can use really any type of pan to make these. If using a baking dish just insert the sticks after the chocolate has set for a bit.

How long will Hot Chocolate on a Stick last?

If you store them properly, the hot chocolate will last about a month in the fridge. They will last about 3 months in the freezer.

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Warm up this Christmas with Hot Chocolate on a Stick. All you need is a few simple ingredients to take your hot chocolate to the next level.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Refrigerate 4 hours
Total Time 4 hours 15 minutes
Servings 24
Cuisine American
Course Dessert
Calories 255

Ingredients

  • ½ cup Heavy Whipping Cream
  • 14 oz Sweetened Condensed Milk
  • 3 cups Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips
  • ¾ cup Unsweetened Chocolate chopped
  • 10 oz Mini Marshmallows

Instructions

For Serving:

  • Milk

Supplies:

  • 25 Lollipop Sticks

Directions:

  • Place 2 ice cube trays on a baking sheet.
  • Place the chopped chocolate and chocolate chips in a heat resistant bowl.
  • In a saucepan, heat together the sweetened condensed milk and heavy whipping cream.  Heat over medium heat.  Stir and bring the mixture to a low simmer.  Make sure to stir frequently so that the milk does not boil over or burn.
  • Once the mixture is simmering, pour the mixture over the chocolate in a bowl.  Let it sit for 1-2 minutes to melt the chocolate.  Then stir until the chocolate is fully melted and all the ingredients are combined.
  • Transfer the mixture to a piping bag.  Pipe the mixture into each of the ice cube trays filling them up approximately ¾ of the way full.  Top each of the cubes with 4-5 mini marshmallows and place 1 stick into each of the chocolate squares.
  • Refrigerate the chocolate cubes for at least 4 hours (overnight is preferred).  Then carefully remove the hot chocolate on the sticks from the ice cube trays and then they are ready to serve and enjoy!
  • When you are ready to serve, warm the milk and pour it into serving mugs.  Add the hot chocolate on a stick (½ cup of milk per hot chocolate stick) and allow the chocolate to melt.  Use the stick to stir the ingredients so that all the ingredients are combined.  Serve warm and enjoy!

Nutrition Facts

Calories 255kcal, Carbohydrates 32g, Protein 4g, Fat 13g, Saturated Fat 8g, Polyunsaturated Fat 0.4g, Monounsaturated Fat 4g, Trans Fat 0.02g, Cholesterol 9mg, Sodium 31mg, Potassium 167mg, Fiber 2g, Sugar 25g, Vitamin A 125IU, Vitamin C 0.03mg, Calcium 63mg, Iron 2mg

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