1. Peppermint Hot Chocolate
You can either put a candy cane in your drink and slowly stir it in as you drink, or add a few drops of peppermint extract to make a delicious mint-cocoa drink.
2. Nutella Hot Cocoa
Stir in a spoonful (or two!) of Nutella to your hot cocoa. It’s like heaven in your mouth.
3. Mexican Hot Chocolate
Hot cocoa from South of the Border. Add a pinch of cayenne pepper for a subtle spice. Recipe here.
4. Gingerbread Hot Cocoa
Simply adding a few drops of gingerbread coffee creamer will make your hot cocoa taste like your favorite cookie. In fact, you can use any holiday coffee creamer for the same effect.
5. Cinnamon Hot Chocolate
Similar to peppermint hot chocolate, merely add a cinnamon stick, or a teaspoon of cinnamon powder to your chocolatey drink.
6. Vanilla Hot Cocoa
Add a few drops of vanilla coffee creamer or vanilla extract to give your hot chocolate a light vanilla flavor.
7. Double Chocolate Hot Chocolate
Add a small handfull of chocolate chips to the bottom of your cup before adding the boiling water. Then stir in the hot cocoa for a extra chocolatey drink.
8. Almond Hot Chocolate
Add almond milk or almond extract for a light flavor to your hot cocoa. Add a pinch of cinnamon and nutmeg as well for a spicier taste.
9. Coconut Hot Chocolate
The simplest way to perfect this drink is to add coconut milk. Coconut extract would also work well. Top it with toasted coconut bits and a little chocolate syrup for a Girl Scout Cookie drink.
10. Peanut Butter Hot Chocolate
The perfect combination. Recipe here.
11. Fluff Hot Cocoa
A staple of the Northeast, Fluff can be used as a replacement for marshmallows. Add a spoonful into your drink and let it melt into the mixture.
12. Hot Chocolate with Honey
Add a spoonful of honey into your hot chocolate for a sweet taste.
13. Caramel Hot Chocolate
A classic flavor. Add a carmel candy to the bottom of your cup before adding the hot water, or add carmel syrup into the mixture for a rich addition.
14. Java Hot Cocoa
Add a shot of espresso to your hot cocoa for a more delightful way to drink your caffeine.
15. Fruity Hot Cocoa
Add a scoop of your favorite jelly to your hot chocolate for a fruity twist.