Take your hot chocolate to the next level by supplying guests with gourmet ingredients aimed at spicing up this yuletide favorite. Colored, handmade marshmallows are a brunch favorite, as are holiday-colored sprinkles.
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.
Pair your custom straw name tags with a hot-chocolate alternative that's safe for the littlest partygoers. Instead of a hot drink, serve cold chocolate milk topped with whipped cream and red sprinkles. Keep an extra pitcher nearby to avoid having to make a fresh batch mid-party.
Although scones are popular year-round, cranberry-orange scones drizzled in white chocolate are an excellent fit for the holidays, especially Christmas. For a savory alternative, try a scone mixed with onions, bacon and cheddar cheese.
The name says it all — you'll be swooning over this raspberry-infused hot chocolate. Mix raspberry liqueur and crème de cacao with hot chocolate, then top with fresh whipped cream and a fresh berry. It's the perfect beverage for a cozy holiday gathering, or a great nightcap at the end of a holiday cocktail party.