Awesome Add-Ins For Your Hot Chocolate

We all know that hot chocolate is the best beverage out there. It tastes delicious and feels just like a hug from the inside. Besides, it is such an easy recipe that anyone could make it at home. But what if we told you marshmallows aren’t the only ingredient you can add to your milk and chocolate to make your drink extra special? Here are some of our favorite hot chocolate add-ins.


Maple Syrup


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If regular hot chocolate tastes too sweet for you, try adding a couple of teaspoons of maple syrup. To make things even more interesting, you can also add a couple of pinches of nutmeg to your drink. And voilĂ , your delicious maple syrup hot chocolate is ready.




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Adding one or two cinnamon sticks to your mug will take your hot chocolate to the next level. If you want to make your drink taste like gingerbread, also add one piece of ginger and a few cloves to your cinnamon hot chocolate. You can thank us later!




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Yes, you read that right. With this recipe, you will never have to choose between hot chocolate and caffeine ever again. You can turn your simple hot chocolate into a mocha-like beverage in very few steps. Before you pour hot water or milk into your powdered cocoa mix, try pouring coffee into the cocoa mix instead.