10 ways to make better mug of cocoa
Ideas include adding chili or peanut butter
We can’t help it. Once the cooler weather arrives, we crave hot cocoa with the same intensity that we crave a cold beer during barbecue season.
There is, after all, something intensely comforting about drinking a warm mug of nature’s most perfect food — chocolate! Add a dollop of freshly whipped and lightly sweetened cream and it doesn’t get much better.
Or maybe it can. To help take our hot cocoa game to the next level, we decided to see how many deliciously fresh ways we could doctor a mug of basic cocoa.
Turns out, the possibilities are pretty inspiring (and tempting). Here are 10 fresh combinations to consider adding to your hot cocoa. 10 fresh ways with hot cocoa:
Vanilla bean cheesecake hot cocoa offers warm comfort on a cold day, especially with a dollop of whipped cream added.
Molasses, pumpkin pie spice blend and ginger liqueur come together to create gingerbread hot cocoa.
Add lime zest, cream of coconut and rum, if desired, to make coconut-lime hot cocoa.