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Now that we’ve given you hot chocolate recipes for one cup, a crock pot full, French Silk Chocolate and Mulled Hot Chocolate, here are some ways to to make your hot chocolate even more amazing with flavorings and toppings.

How to Spice Up Your Hot Chocolate with Added Flavorings

how to spice up your hot chocolate

Hot Chocolate Toppings

How to Shape Marshmallows for Hot Chocolate
hot chocolate with shaped marshmallow
Here’s an idea that I got from Martha Stewart. Luv it!

jet puffed stacker mallows

Take a Stacker MallowTurn your hot chocolate from an okay beverage to WOW with these tips on topping and flavorings. Your hot chocolate will be amazing! 1 and cut it with Mini Metal Christmas Cookie CuttersTurn your hot chocolate from an okay beverage to WOW with these tips on topping and flavorings. Your hot chocolate will be amazing! 2 or a Snowflake Cookie CutterTurn your hot chocolate from an okay beverage to WOW with these tips on topping and flavorings. Your hot chocolate will be amazing! 3.

You can also try teeny tiny marshmallows, flavored marshmallows or twisted marshmallows for something different. Put 3 marshmallows on a swizzle stick, cinnamon stick or candy cane to decorate.

Top Off With Chocolate Curls
hot chocolate with chocolate curls and strawberries
Using a GraterTurn your hot chocolate from an okay beverage to WOW with these tips on topping and flavorings. Your hot chocolate will be amazing! 4 on the slice blade, grate enough chocolate curls for the hot chocolate you’ll be serving.

If you use the larger slice blade, the chocolate lasts longer on the top.

Here’s a very quick 25 second overview:


Top Off With a Cocoa Design
Use or cut a stencil in the shape that you’d like to use – the one shown is of a snowflake.

Place the stencil over your cocoa mug and shake a little cocoa powder over it until the shape is filled in.

Voila! You now have a gourmet hot chocolate.

hot chocolate with stenciled cocoa powder on top
Top Off Your Hot Chocolate with Ice Cream
Hot Chocolate with Ice CreamPrepare mug of hot chocolate as usual.Scoop one serving of ice cream into hot chocolate. (Mint, chocolate chip, chocolate ice cream are a few favorites.)

Top with chocolate syrup and whipped cream topping.

Serve with a spoon.

Source:
Infographic courtesy of She Knows
Hot Chocolate with Ice Cream topping recipe & photos courtesy Family Features



In a matter of seconds your hot chocolate goes from an okay beverage to amazing with these tips.

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