How to make Hot Choco, Tea or Coffee Bombs
The ball, what do you make it from?
You choose the product from which the ball should be made based on the drink you’ll be making. For chocolate milk, you obviously go for chocolate. For a classic hot choco, you go for milk or dark chocolate, depending on how intense you like your chocolate milk. But try white chocolate too, it’s delicious!
White chocolate is also a good choice if you prefer coffee bombs. The ball itself gives a more subtle taste, so that the taste of the coffee you add as a filling comes more to the fore.
What do you put in the bombs?
The fun thing about the filling is, you are the only one who knows what’s inside. After that, it it’s always a surprise for everyone what pops up after the ball has melted. So be prepared to give it a really special effect!
It goes without saying that the filling should be matched to the product you used to make the bomb. For chocolate milk, mini marshmallows are an absolute must. You can also add some (unmelted) Chocolate Melts. They will give your chocolate an extra boost. Be sure to put a FunCakes Chocolate Ball in the bomb! With its shiny look, they first look very nice and then they nicely melt away in the hot milk. Other ideas for the hot chocolate bombs: chocolate pearls, chocolate rocks, sprinkles, some extra cocoa powder, chocolate paste or caramel.
Once the balls are filled and ready, it’s time to give them their impressive look with beautiful decorations. A drizzle is certainly not to be missed here! You make them from Chocolate or Deco Melts. While the drizzle is still wet, add a subtle sprinkling: nonpareils or small stars for example. Keep in mind that everything will end up in your drink. So the decorations should either be meltable or so small that they are easy to drink. It can be fun to add one larger sugar decoration as an eye-catcher though. Even if it does not melt, it is easy to drink around it, or to remove it from your chocolate milk.
For a hot chocolate bomb with a robust look, spread the bomb with melted chocolate and gently roll it through the FunCakes Chocolate Rocks.
Prefer a shiny look? Use the FunCakes Metallic Sprays, Metallic Paint or Sparkle Dusts to give the chocolate bomb some shine and glitter. This also works perfectly for the hot tea bombs: together with the translucent look of the isomalt, it gives the bombs real shine.
And for the kids? Then of course you decorate the balls with a multi-coloured drizzle and some disco-mix or coloured sugar strands.