Hot chocolate is easy to make with these fun DIY Hot Cocoa on a Stick! Just add the stick to hot milk and stir. These make great holiday gifts for teachers, neighbors and friends!

Hot cocoa on a stick is a fun way to make homemade hot cocoa with milk.  Hot chocolate on sticks also make great gifts for friends and neighbors.

Hot chocolate is easy to make with these fun DIY Hot Cocoa on a Stick! Just add the stick to hot milk and stir. These make great holiday gifts for teachers, neighbors and friends!

Our weather has been super cold lately – like highs in the 40s.  That’s OK, you can laugh at that.  I deal with temps well over 110 in the summer so 40 is cold for me.  We’re doing everything we can to try and stay warm like drinking every hot drink we can find! My favorite hot drinks are still cardamom coffee and chai tea, but the kids, of course, want hot cocoa. My favorite hot cocoa is still hearty hot cocoa, but often I want something a little quicker.

Hot Chocolate on A Stick

I first saw hot chocolate on a stick mentioned in a magazine with the website where you could buy it.  It didn’t seem to me that it could be all that difficult to make yourself and I was right. Talk about super easy! I used mini-muffin cups for mine, but an ice cube tray would work just fine, too.

Hot Cocoa Recipe

You probably have everything you need to make hot cocoa on a stick in your pantry right now. You need chocolate, powdered sugar, and cocoa powder. You will also need a stick.  I used lollipop sticks, which are paper, and they didn’t stand up well so I’d go for a plastic or wooden stir sticks.

Hot Chocolate on A Stick melted chocolate

Melt chocolate in a double boiler, microwave or just in a pan on the stove. We don’t own a microwave and I’m too lazy to use a double boiler so I just put it in a pan over low heat, stir and watch closely.  I used some melting chocolate, but I’m sure chocolate chips would work.  Stir in the rest of the ingredients. The mixture will be thick.

Hot Cocoa on a Stick Muffin tins

Carefully scoop the mixture in to a mini muffin tin or ice cube tray.  A cookie scoop works great for this step.  Add a stick to each one.  Allow the chocolate to firm up at room temperature.

Homemade Hot Cocoa with Milk

I did find that these make some VERY chocolatey hot chocolate so you could easily put less on the stick.

Hot Chocolate on A Stick
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  • 1 cup milk or semi-sweet chocolate, diced up
  • 1/4 cup cocoa powder
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • Pinch of salt


  1. Melt chocolate in a double boiler, microwave or just in a pan on the stove.
  2. Remove from heat once most of the chocolate is melted and stir until the rest is melted.
  3. Stir in cocoa powder, sugar, and salt. The mixture will be thick.
  4. Using a small cookie scoop, spoon, spatula or whatever, scoop chocolate in to mini-muffin pan or ice cube tray. This recipe made 12 mini muffin sized sticks for me.
  5. Add a stir stick to each tin.
  6. Allow to cool at room temperature.
  7. Store in a plastic bag or container.
  8. To use: Immerse stick in a mug of hot milk. Stir to combine. Enjoy!

Recipe adapted from Giver’s Log.

Hot chocolate is easy to make with these fun DIY Hot Cocoa on a Stick! Just add the stick to hot milk and stir. These make great holiday gifts for teachers, neighbors and friends!

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34 comments on “How to Make Hot Cocoa on a Stick

  1. I just pinned your awesome Hot Chocolate On A Stick, this will be perfect for a cold winter day. Hope you are having a great week and thanks so much for sharing with us at Full Plate Thursday.
    Miz Helen

  2. What a cute idea. My grandkids would love making these, and drinking the hot chocolate. We will definitely be trying them. Thanks for sharing!

  3. What a great idea! Thanks for sharing with us at Fiesta Friday. Happy FF! Pinned and Shared!

  4. Oh my gosh. This is delightful! And sounds so easy. I’ll have to try making them sometime….maybe as party treats or something. 😀

  5. Stopping over from My Heartsie Girl. I hear you on the cold days. I don’t do cold very well and the next few days are going to be quite chilly in the Tennessee Valley. This looks like a fun thing to do, especially if you have kids in the house. Have a blessed and happy new year. Thanks for sharing your latest, coolest foodie fun DIY project!

  6. YUM! What an awesome idea. I’m pinning this one for sure.

    Dropping in via #TurnItUpTuesday 🙂

  7. These are so cute! Thank you for sharing at Merry Monday!

  8. You always share such fun ideas! Thanks for sharing on the What’s for Dinner Link up!

  9. Wow! What a great idea! These are going on my bucket list! Thanks for sharing on Throwback Thursday!

  10. Those look really good! I bet they make great gifts 🙂

  11. Pinning this! My daughter will love having these at her disposal! What fun!

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  13. So cute! That would be a great gift idea.

    My son would love to try to eat these. He isn’t a fan of hot cocoa the drink.

  14. I love this idea! So yummy!
    Thank you for sharing this at Wednesday Extravaganza – Hope to see you there again next week with more deliciousness 🙂

  15. Hi Camille,
    I can’t wait to try this treat it looks awesome. I am so glad that you and your family enjoyed the Chicken and Dumplings. Thank you so much for celebrating TWO YEARS with FULL PLATE THURSDAY, I appreciate your visit!
    Come Back Soon
    Miz Helen

  16. These look yummy! Anything chocolate I love!!! Visiting from Thursday Obsession link up!’

  17. Awesome – will have to try once it stops being so hot here in New Zealand,

  18. Well isn’t this a smart idea! Thanks so much for linking up with Whip It Up Wednesday. I’m pinning this so that I remember to try it!

  19. What a cute & clever idea!!

  20. This looks soooo good! Definitely trying your recipe:)


  21. Well, I know what I’m doing this weekend. These look amazing! I can’t wait to make them!

  22. Good golly you had me at the name when I saw your linky, sounds fab! Pinned!

  23. What a great idea! I would love it if you’d share it with us over at Real Housemoms for Fabulous Fridays!

  24. This is such a cute idea! Thanks so much for sharing at Mix it up Monday 🙂

  25. What an excellent idea 😀 I found you through Project Inspire Linky Party

  26. Oh Yummy! I’ve never heard of this. Sounds wonderful. Do you store them in the fridge? freezer? Definitely pinning this.

    • You know, they really didn’t last that long around here and I gave the others away. But if it’s winter, I’d just leave them out. If it’s warmer in your kitchen, I’d put them in the fridge.

  27. I’ve never heard of this before, but my oldest son and I love hot chocolate, so I’m pinning and saving this recipe. We live in the South, so we aren’t happy with temps in the 40s for more than a couple of days either. In fact, after wearing pants for about two days in a row, my boys started complaining and asking when they could wear shorts again. t

  28. This is great! I am wondering how to make this sugar free and will have to work on it. Thank you for sharing!