Simple Hot Chocolate Bar + The Best Hot Chocolate Mix

I can’t wait to share with you this fantabulous idea that combines coziness and fun – creating your very own simple Hot Chocolate Bar, featuring the Best Hot Chocolate Mix.

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Whether you’re hosting a festive gathering or simply enjoying a quiet evening at home, this hot chocolate station will be the highlight of your winter days.

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Why a Hot Chocolate Bar?

A hot chocolate bar is not just about serving a warm drink; it’s about creating an experience. It’s the perfect idea for a hot chocolate bar party, holiday parties, family gatherings, or even a special treat for a weekend at home.

Plus, it offers a chance to showcase your creativity with various hot chocolate toppings and decorations.

Setting Up Your Hot Chocolate Bar

Choose Your Location:

First things first, select a spot in your home for your hot chocolate station. It could be a corner of your kitchen, a side table in your living room, or anywhere that’s easily accessible and cozy.

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Gather Your Supplies:

You’ll need a hot cocoa bar sign, mugs, spoons, napkins, and, of course, a way to keep the hot chocolate warm – think a slow cooker or a large thermos.

This is a fun list of hot cocoa bar supplies I found for us!

cute snowman mugs

Creating the Best Hot Chocolate Mix

Now, for the star of the show – the best hot chocolate mix. This recipe is a blend of rich flavors and the perfect balance of sweetness and cocoa.

Ingredients for Hot Chocolate Mix:

  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 cup cocoa
  • 2 cups powdered milk
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons cornstarch
  • A pinch of cinnamon, if desired to taste like Mexican hot chocolate
  • Hot water or milk for serving

How to Make the Best Hot Chocolate Mix:

Combine the Dry Ingredients:

In a large bowl, mix the powdered sugar, cocoa powder, powdered milk, salt, and cornstarch.

Store the Mix:

Transfer the mix to an airtight container. It can be stored in a cool, dry place for up to 3 months.

I like these Anchor Hocking Jars with air-tight lids.

up close of Hot Chocolate Mix

Making a Cup:

Add 1/2 cup of cocoa mix and 1/2 cup hot water or hot milk to enjoy in one serving. Stir well and enjoy.  

I like to put the hot cocoa mix in the mug and add the hot liquid on top, and stir with this hand milk frother, in order to avoid getting any lumps. Enjoy!

Hot Cocoa Bar Ideas

Personalize your hot chocolate bar with these ideas:

  • Diverse Toppings: Offer a variety of hot chocolate toppings like: whipped cream, marshmallows, chocolate chips, cinnamon sticks, and peppermint sticks.
hot cocoa toppings for hot cocoa bar
  • Flavor Add-ins: Provide options for add-ins like caramel sauce, flavored syrups like peppermint, hazelnut, or a splash of vanilla extract.
  • Other Treats: Try adding some additional treats to your hot cocoa bar, like these Easy to Make Cozy Hot Cocoa Cookies
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  • Decor: Decorate your hot cocoa bar with festive elements – think garlands, cute cups, themed napkins, and a hot cocoa bar sign like this one.

Serving and Enjoying Hot Chocolate

Presentation is Key:

Use serving trays, tiered cake stands, or even a chalkboard menu to present your hot chocolate mix and toppings stylishly. You can even create a fun clear glass Anchor Hocking jar to display your hot chocolate mix in.

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Add a cute “Hot Chocolate Mix” sign design on the sides of the glass with a chalk paint pen using this FREE PRINTABLE.

FREE PRINTABLES

You can find both FREE PRINTABLES along with an entire printable Hot Cocoa Bar Kit below.

Keep it Warm:

If you’re hosting a party, keep hot chocolate warm in a slow cooker, crockpot, or provide a large thermos pump with hot water or hot milk so that guests can make it themselves.

Mix and Match:

Encourage your guests to experiment with different combinations of hot chocolate and toppings.

Or try some of these other hot chocolate mix recipes out!

A hot cocoa bar is a delightful addition to any winter gathering or a cozy night in. With the best hot chocolate mix recipe and creative hot chocolate bar ideas, you’re all set to impress your guests and enjoy the sweet, comforting embrace of a perfect cup of hot cocoa.

Hot Chocolate Bar + Hot Chocolate Mix

Remember, the key to a successful hot chocolate station is the personal touch you bring to it, from the choice of mugs to the selection of hot chocolate toppings. So, gather your ingredients, get creative, and get ready to indulge in the best hot chocolate experience ever!

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The Best Hot Chocolate Mix

Now, for the star of the show – the best hot chocolate mix. This recipe is a blend of rich flavors and the perfect balance of sweetness and cocoa.

Equipment

Ingredients
  

  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 cup cocoa
  • 2 cups powdered milk
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons cornstarch
  • A pinch of cinnamon if desired to taste like Mexican hot chocolate
  • Hot water or milk for serving

Instructions
 

Combine the Dry Ingredients:

  • In a large bowl, mix the powdered sugar, cocoa powder, powdered milk, salt, and cornstarch.

Store the Mix:

  • Transfer the mix to an airtight container. It can be stored in a cool, dry place for up to 3 months.

Making a Cup:

  • Add 1/2 cup of cocoa mix and 1/2 cup hot water or hot milk to enjoy in one serving. Stir well and enjoy.
  • I like to put the hot cocoa mix in the mug and add the hot liquid on top, and stir with this hand milk frother, in order to avoid getting any lumps. Enjoy!
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