Here’s What Mold to Buy for Making Hot Chocolate Bombs

updated Feb 24, 2021
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Drink bombs — specifically, hot chocolate and tea bombs — have taken over TikTok. And if you, like us, have been mesmerized by them, then you might also want to start making them. Immediately. There are plenty of the videos floating around social media that give instructions on how to do just that, but to do so you’ll need a key piece of equipment: a mold. 

If you’re planning to make your own hot chocolate or tea bombs, this is the silicone tool to make it happen. Thankfully it’s relatively affordable — just $11 for a set of three different sizes. Over 4,000 people have reviewed these molds on Amazon, and they have a four-and-a-half-star rating. It’s also food-safe, which is essential for making drinks!

Once you’ve got your molds, here’s how you make the bombs: Using chocolate for the hot cocoa bombs or isomalt for the tea bombs (or sugar syrup, although most people find isomalt easiest), you can pour the molten mixture into these molds, then let them cool into two sphere halves. Once they are cool, you can fill one with the insides of your mixture — flowering tea, hot cocoa, marshmallows, sprinkles, candy canes, whatever — and then melt the edge of the second sphere on a hot pan, turning it into a hot, sticky surface. Then press it together with the bottom half, and you’ve got an enclosed circle — or, in TikTok parlance, a drink bomb. All that’s left is to decorate the outside. 

And once you’ve got these molds in your house, you’ll probably start to find plenty of other good uses for them — they are heat-resistant, so you can bake spherical cakes, make little round candies, or even prepare tiny Jell-O shots in them, too.