3 Simple Ways To Upgrade Your Hot Chocolate

Pouring tasty cocoa drink into mug on table

Can’t get to your favorite café? Elevate a powdered hot chocolate packet with these effortless add-ins.

Fresh mint on a wooden table

Prepare hot cocoa mix as usual. Before enjoying, stir in one drop of peppermint essential oil. Garnish with a sprig of fresh mint for a pop of flavor and color

Two cups of hot chocolate with whipped cream and cinnamon

For a warming, chai-spiced cocoa, pour powdered mix into a mug. Add a dash each of ground cinnamon and ginger and a pinch each of nutmeg and cardamom. Stir, and add hot water. Serve with a cinnamon stick for whimsy.
For an adult beverage, prepare hot chocolate as usual. Before serving, stir in 1 ounce of amaretto; top with whipped cream and chocolate shavings for a special twist.

SOURCE: This article by Jenna Blumenfeld  is posted by permission of Delicious Living (and its parent company New Hope Network), a trusted voice in the natural living community for 30 years.

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