(Closed) Hot Chocolate Bar

posted 9 years ago in Food
  • poll: Milk or Water for hot chocolate bar
    Milk : (67 votes)
    73 %
    Water : (25 votes)
    27 %
  • Post # 19
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: June 2010

    @Miss Redhot: Oh man, I completely missed that line in your OP, sorry!  But this is a fabulous idea!  If you’re adding toppings, can I suggest cinnamon to sprinkle on?  And if you’re having any kiddos, maybe some sprinkles?  Ok, now I really want hot chocolate!

    Post # 20
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    Worker bee
    • Wedding: July 2011

    Milk I think is so much better….creamier and more milk chocolately taste.

    Post # 21
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2010

    I would do the water kind, and have it already mixed in some kind of thermos or something. Or use hot water and have people mix it. Milk would be expensive and riskier with the curdling thing.

    Post # 22
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: May 2010

    This sounds so delicious! I always used water growing up, but my husband introduced me to the milk and omg it is soooo good. So I vote milk, all the way ๐Ÿ™‚

    Post # 23
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2010

    I would have both options for those guests that are lactose intolerant. ๐Ÿ˜‰ We have quite a few of them in our group!

    Post # 27
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    Newbee
    • Wedding: December 2010

    I am having a hot chocolate bar as well. I know milk tastes better but we do have at least 3 people that i know of that are lactose intolerant so we are sticking with water. We are however not going to put in as much water as the instructions call for just to make it taste a lil stronger.

     

    Here are some ideas that I am doing:

    -Plastic spoons dipped in chocolate (both white and dark)

    http://www.torani.com/home/products Syrups -I am having caramel, hazlenut, and raspberry

    -Marshmallows in the shape of snowflakes (snowflakes run throughout most of my decor) http://www.marthastewart.com/recipe/marshmallow-snowflakes

    -At the bar I am having Bailey’s Irish Cream and Peppermint Schnaps

     

    I will let you know how my hot chocolate bar goes and post more pointers later!

    Post # 28
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    576 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2010

    i prefer it with milk, but some people are lactose intolerant.  can you offer both?

    Post # 29
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2011

    How are you serving it?  Already mixed in one of those large beverage warmers?  I am thinking of doing the same thing, but can’t quite figure out the logistics…

    Post # 30
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    Helper bee

    You need a milk alternative.  Soy, perhaps?

    I think if you go w/skim milk, it meets both worlds of milk and water

    Post # 31
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: March 2012

    I voted milk as people may have specific tastes in terms of milk (i.e. whole, 2%, 1%, skim).

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