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I want to do a "hot chocolate bar" that'll go all day on Thanksgiving...

iL Divo | Nov 5, 200910:08 AM

...and if it's a hit, we'll replay it on Christmas.

Hello. I need some ideas here if you can help.

Thanksgiving will be at our daughters house this year. Many will be dropping in throughout the day. It'll be cool, with much cooking happening all day long. She has a really long bar in her house, that's perfect for setting up a hot chocolate or hot cocoa bar. People can help themselves but I need ideas on how to do it or set it up.

I remember seeing Jacques Torres on some tv show making his hot cocoa. He used some kind of custard powder, whatever that is, that made it really thick and rich looking as well as other spices both hot and sweet. I'm not sure how to do this or if it'd even work.

The family has always been into collecting coffee mugs so husband decided to make a mug tree from floor to about 6 feet tall. We'll hang our collectibles there. People are being asked to either bring their own mug or use one of ours [and/or] bring one ingredient for the perfect addition to a hot cocoa bar.

Any ideas? Plus, any clue about Mr. Torres' ingredient of custard powder? TIA

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