Best Hot Chocolate On A Stick

Best hot chocolate on a stick

Orange hot chocolate on a stick

These beautiful hot chocolate sticks make gorgeous, little presents. I simply love the combination of the rich dark chocolate with the refreshing taste of the orange. The scent of the orange and cinnamon has something really festive and comforting about it.

They are absolutely delicious and can easily be modified to cater to different dietary needs. If you are vegan or dairy intolerant you can simply use dairy-free chocolate and watch the lollies turn your favourite plant-based milk into a delicious and rich hot chocolate.


Best hot chocolate on a stick


How to make hot chocolate on a stick

This is the best part, they couldn’t be any easier to make.

  1. Melt the chocolate of your choice in a Bain Marie or in the microwave. If you choose the microwave you need to be very careful not to burn the chocolate. Always use short intervals of no longer than 15 seconds and then stir.
  2. Once the chocolate is fully melted you simply stir in the rest of the ingredients. I like using orange zest, cinnamon and a bit of brown sugar, but feel free to get creative here. Usually, I quickly blitz the sugar in my blender to turn it into powdered sugar to help the sugar dissolve quicker. Don’t worry, you can skip that step if you don’t have a blender or simply use icing sugar.
  3. Then you carefully pour your hot chocolate into a square, silicone ice cube tray. (about 15g per cube).
  4. Let it cool for 5-10 minutes before you insert the wooden sticks or they will keep falling over. Wait until the hot chocolate stick have completely cooled down (about 30 minutes) then transfer them to the refrigerator for about 2 hours.
  5. I like giving them away as little presents. If you can stop yourself from drinking them all by yourself, it looks lovely if you wrap them in tiny plastic bags and tie a beautiful ribbon around it.


Best hot chocolate on a stick



What you need to make a hot chocolate on a stick recipe

I know, sometimes it can be difficult to get all the equipment recipes call for, but this DIY recipe doesn’t require much.

Have you ever wondered where to buy the wooden sticks? I have been running around town to find them but ended up buying them and the square, silicone ice cube tray on Amazon.


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Wooden lollipop sticks

Ice cube tray

Bain Marie


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Best Hot Chocolate On A Stick

These beautiful hot chocolate sticks make gorgeous gifts. The combination of the rich dark chocolate with the refreshing taste of the orange is simply divine.
Prep Time10 minutes
Resting time2 hours 35 minutes
Total Time2 hours 45 minutes
Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American
Keyword: chocolate on a stick, Christmas, hot chocolate
Servings: 8
Calories: 131kcal
Author: Eva Burg


  • 5 1/2 ounces dark chocolate 70-80%, you could mix in some milk chocolate if you prefer that
  • 1 ounce brown sugar pulverised in a blender, can be replaced with icing sugar
  • 3 teaspoons orange zest from organic oranges
  • 2 pinches cinnamon


  • In a medium-sized glass bowl, break the dark chocolate into small pieces.
  • Fill a small saucepan with a little water and bring it to a boil. Place the bowl with the dark chocolate on top of the saucepan and make sure that the bowl doesn't touch the water. 
  • Keep stirring the chocolate until it is fully melted. Now, add in the sugar, orange zest and stir until the sugar has completely dissolved (you could also do this in the microwave instead). You can use regular brown sugar without pulverising it but it will take longer to dissolve.
  • Fill the melted chocolate mixture into a square, silicone ice cube tray. It will make about 8 sticks of approximately 20g each and let cool for 5 to 10 minutes. 
  • Once the chocolate has cooled down a bit insert the wooden lollipop sticks and let them cool down for another 30 minutes. Now, transfer the mould to the refrigerator for about 2 hours.
  • Carefully remove the chocolates from the moulds and place them into little clear plastic bags and tie them up with a beautiful ribbon. They make gorgeous little gifts. 
    Of course, you can also just enjoy them yourself. Whenever you fancy a hot chocolate, heat up some milk or plant-based milk and simply stir in one of your hot chocolate sticks. Enjoy.


You could also decorate the hot chocolate sticks by sprinkling a bit orange zest and sugar on top. 


Calories: 131kcal | Carbohydrates: 12g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Sodium: 4mg | Potassium: 144mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 10IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 20mg | Iron: 2.3mg
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