3 delicious hot cocoa upgrades
Infuse surprising flavor into your sip
The unexpected add-in that’s a popular order at New York City’s famous City Bakery: bananas! Just steep the peel in the chocolate as you heat it and remove before serving. ( You can also use this technique with orange peels.)
Make your own flavorboosting spoons
Gourmet food shops sell spoons dipped in melted chocolate, but it’s easy— and much more affordable!— to make your own. To do: Dip plastic spoons in melted chocolate chips, peanut butter chips, white chocolate or caramel and dry on a sheet of wax paper. Place the finished spoons on a plate, then invite guests to flavor their cocoa with a stir!
creative with marshmallows
Transform mini marshmallows into giant star-shaped hot- cocoa toppers. To do: Grease a star cookie cutter and place on a sheet of wax paper. Next, melt mini marshmallows in the microwave until smooth and pour into the cookie cutter. Cool until set, then set atop a mug of cocoa!