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6 Ways To Enhance Your Hot Cocoa

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Regular hot chocolate is plenty tasty on its own and the perfect way to cozy up on the couch during the wintertime. If you upgrade your hot chocolate with different ingredients and flavors, you’ll instantly become addicted! You can easily upgrade your homemade hot chocolate or simply add something special to your instant hot chocolate from a package.

Here are six ideas to enhance your hot cocoa to perfection!

Add peppermint

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Make your classic hot chocolate however you usually do and then add some peppermint, which is a perfect flavor for the holiday season. You can either add pieces of crushed peppermint candies to the hot chocolate and stir until melted or add in a couple drops of peppermint extract! For a more subtle taste, use peppermint whipped cream or peppermint marshmallows. 

Add coffee creamer

There are tons of fun coffee creamer flavors available for the holidays, such as eggnog, peppermint, gingerbread, pumpkin, caramel apple, and more! Add a splash or two to your liking to your hot chocolate for a jazzed up taste. 

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Just a simple pinch of salt to the hot chocolate mixture and a drizzle of caramel will give you that much-desired salty-sweet combination we all know and love! 

Make it Mexican!

Mexican hot chocolate uses cinnamon and a pinch of cayenne pepper to add a perfectly hint of spice to the drink. Craft it just like you like it and add in a pinch of cinnamon and cayenne pepper and let your taste buds enjoy!  

Add peanut butter 

16899 PeanutButterAre you a big fan of chocolate and peanut butter? Well, adding the delicious combo to your hot chocolate will make it literally taste like a candy bar! So good! Add milk, sugar, vanilla, peanut butter, and unsweetened cocoa powder to a saucepan and heat over medium heat until completely mixed and the peanut butter has melted. Pour into a mug, add whipped cream and crumble some chocolate peanut mutter candies on top. Now that’s what we call hot chocolate! 

Add some fruitiness

Love fruit with your dessert? Adding a taste of fruitiness to your hot chocolate is surefire way to enhance the taste of your hot chocolate. Add a small amount of strawberry or raspberry jelly while its hot so the textures blend together, or simply add fruit-flavored syrups!

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