Set Up a Holiday Hot Chocolate Bar
During the winter offer guests an alternate sundae station by creating a hot chocolate bar. Set out toppings like whipped cream, chocolate chips and peppermints so they can create the ultimate holiday treat.
Yield: 4 servings
- 4 cups whole milk
- 8 ounces bittersweet or semisweet chocolate, roughly chopped
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- butterscotch chips
- semisweet chocolate chips
- peppermint melts or candy canes
- whipped cream
- chocolate syrup
- regular marshmallows
- peppermint marshmallows
- optional: peppermint schnapps or amaretto, for spiking
1: Heat milk in a saucepan over medium heat until barely simmering.
2: Remove from heat and add chopped chocolate.
3: Whisk mixture until chocolate is melted, then add vanilla and whisk to combine.
4: Transfer to an insulated thermos or carafe and place on hot chocolate bar with 4 mugs.
5: Transfer all topping ingredients to individual serving bowls, and place next to hot cocoa on bar.
6: If desired, place bottles of peppermint schnapps or amaretto on bar.
7: Invite guests to build their ultimate hot chocolate treat using their favorite ingredients.