How to Make Hot Chocolate on a Spoon

How to Make Hot Chocolate Spoons

By Erin Huffstetler | 11/15/2020 | No Comments

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These hot chocolate spoons look super fancy, but they’re a cinch to make. Whip some up as a special treat for your family, or make them your go-to holiday gift for friends, co-workers and neighbors. I came up with a fun variation that you’re going to want to try.

Homemade Hot Chocolate Spoons

Hot Chocolate Spoons Recipe

What You’ll Need

Each hot chocolate spoon requires approximately one ounce of chocolate. So, the 12 ounces of baking chocolate called for in the recipe is based on using a 12-cube ice cube tray. If your tray is bigger, or smaller, just adjust the amount of chocolate accordingly.

How to Make Peppermint Spoons

Wooden or plastic spoons work just fine in this recipe, but for a fun twist, try my edible peppermint spoons. After the chocolate melts, you’ll be left with a delicious candy spoon for stirring. Yum!

Dehydrated Marshmallows

Dehydrated marshmallows are my favorite topping to use on hot chocolate spoons. They’re much smaller than mini marshmallows, so you can actually get enough marshmallows on each spoon to fill an entire mug. And they’ll puff up to the size of mini marshmallows as soon as they come into contact with the hot milk.

Alright, now that we’ve discussed some of the tasty possibilities, let’s make a batch!

What You Do:

Melted Chocolate

Melt the chocolate in a double boiler. A metal bowl over a pot of water works great.

Pour Melted Chocolate Into Ice Cube Tray

Pour, or spoon, the chocolate into your ice cube tray, stopping a little before you reach the top, to ensure there’s plenty of room for the spoons.

Insert Spoons in Chocolate

Then, insert a spoon in each compartment …

Sprinkle Toppings on Hot Chocolate Spoons

and sprinkle your toppings over the top of the chocolate.

Hardened Hot Chocolate Spoons in a Mold

Let the chocolate set up. Then, carefully unmold your hot chocolate spoons.

Hot Chocolate Spoons on a Serving Platter

If you’re in a hurry, you can speed up the process by placing your chocolate spoons in the fridge or freezer for a couple hours.

Your spoons will probably try to flop over when you first insert them. Just wait for the chocolate to set up a bit; then, stand them back up.

How to Make Hot Chocolate

Stir one hot chocolate spoon into a cup of hot milk, until the chocolate melts. Then, enjoy!

Packaged Hot Chocolate Spoons

To Gift

Simply wrap one or more hot chocolate spoons in a cellophane bag. Then, tie the bag off with a piece of string or ribbon. As long as you use shelf-stable toppings, these have a really long shelf life.

 

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How to Make Hot Chocolate on a Spoon

How to Make Hot Chocolate Spoons

Whip up a batch of hot chocolate spoons to gift, or enjoy yourself.


  • Author: Erin Huffstetler
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Total Time: 2 hours
  • Yield: 12 1x
  • Category: Drinks
  • Method: Melt
  • Cuisine: American

Ingredients:

  • 12 oz. baking chocolate
  • Toppings: dehydrated or mini marshmallows, crushed peppermints, sprinkles, coarse salt, instant coffee granules, etc.)

 

Instructions:

Melt chocolate in a double boiler.

Pour, or spoon, chocolate into a silicone ice cube tray.

Insert a spoon in each compartment.

Then, sprinkle toppings on top of the chocolate.

Allow the chocolate to set up completely, before unmolding.

Tip: To speed up the set time, transfer your chocolate spoons to the fridge or freezer.

Notes

  • 12 oz. of chocolate is enough to make 12 hot chocolate spoons. To make a bigger batch, just add one ounce of chocolate per spoon.
  • Make a batch of edible peppermint spoons to use in place of wooden or plastic spoons.
  • If the spoons try to flop over, just wait for the chocolate to set up a bit; then, straighten them back up.
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