The weather may be getting warmer and we’re replacing our fluffy slippers with beach sand-encrusted thongs and swapping mugs of cocoa for frosty cocktails. But the run-up to the festive season is all about cosy family togetherness and there’s no better way to capture this than with this new hot chocolate grazing platter trend.
Netflix has a string of fabulous Christmas movies on offer and there is nothing better than curling up on the couch with a mega-sized bowl of popcorn and a double-thick creamy hot chocolate topped with marshmallows. Well, actually now there is something better. Making your own personalised decadent dessert drink using your favourite ingredients from a treat-filled hot chocolate grazing platter.
The hot chocolate board is the latest in a trend of grazing platters (our past favourites include the pavlova grazing platter, the fries board and platters on a budget) and is divinely decadent and really fun to put together.
What’s In The Hot Chocolate Grazing Platter
The classic ingredients on the hot chocolate grazing platter is a generous bowl of whipped cream, cocoa, Milo or hot chocolate powder, milk, crushed cookies (we love Oreos), wafers, meringues, chocolate chips, sprinkles, marshmallows (mini and mega) and chocolate-covered pretzels.
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We also love making a jug of whipped hot chocolate and adding this to the platter as a scrumptious base for all the toppings.
We certainly didn’t invent the hot chocolate grazing board and we’ve taken inspiration from many creative cooks. Check out some of our favourites below.
Main Image credit: @cocoatasting4you
What ingredients would you include in your hot chocolate grazing platter? Tell us in the comments below.