Hands down, hot chocolate is the best drink to keep you warm on a cold day. To make this favorite drink a little more exciting, we added our own twists. Give them a try to take your hot cocoa to the next level!
Forget about using plain marshmallows in your hot cocoa -- switch it up with these yummy homemade peppermint marshmallows! As they dissolve, they'll add a burst of minty flavor to your hot chocolate.
Get complete Peppermint Marshmallow directions here.
Who doesn't love peppermint and chocolate? Add a pop of peppermint to your hot cocoa with a drizzle of peppermint extract. Serve with crushed candy canes on top, or hang a candy cane from the side of your mug for a super sweet stirring stick.
This adorable food gift will delight anyone during the holiday season. Layer the ingredients for this delicious hot chocolate mix in a decorated reindeer jar. Gift one large jar, or separate into mini jars for individual servings.
Get the Hot Chocolate Mix recipe here.
Forget about plain old hot cocoa -- this grown-up version will become your new favorite. This decadent treat is flavored with raspberry liqueur, and topped with chocolate-hazelnut whipped cream and fresh raspberries.
Get the recipe for Raspberry Cocoa with Chocolate-Hazelnut Cream here.
For a new spin on classic hot cocoa, use white chocolate instead of dark or milk chocolate. This spiced hot chocolate is flavored with cinnamon, cardamom, and vanilla beans -- the perfect blend for a cold, wintry day.
Get the White Hot Chocolate recipe here.
Turn your cup of cocoa into a work of art with a dollop of whipped cream and a splatter of hot fudge ice cream topping. This cocoa has a helping of peanut butter for added richness.