Last week while on the Cape peninsula drive we stopped for coffee at The Meeting Place. Maureen ordered a hot chocolate, and it came as a glass mug of steaming hot milk and a hunk of chocolate on a wooden stick to mix it in. Adorable. I thought it would be cute to make, since we’re spending many winter evenings in front of the fire and a hot chocolate would be just the thing. I made 12 and froze them so I can use them whenever the mood hits.
300 grams dark chocolate disks (found in the baking section)
A mini cupcake baking tray with mini-silicone cupcake forms (I got mine at Pick n’ Pay)
Bamboo skewers or popsicle sticks
2 small pieces of string
Melt your baking chocolate according to instructions. Pour into mini cupcake forms in mini cupcake baking tray. Wash out the bowl you used to melt the chocolate while it is still wet, trust me on this one. After a few minutes, when the chocolate has hardened just a bit, put a skewer in the middle of each form, six at a time on one end of the baking tray, and lean skewers together in the middle of the six like a teepee and loosely tie together so they don’t move. Do the same thing with the other six. Leave on the counter to harden, or in the fridge if you want it to go quickly.
When they’re hard, pop them out of the silicone cupcake forms (this will be easy). You can put them in freezer bags and store until you want spontaneous hot chocolate. When you’re ready to use them, boil fat free milk, making sure to skim the top, pour into clear mug (more fun this way) and pop in a dipper until it melts and enjoy your hot chocolate!