With cold weather all around the country right now, make an evening hot chocolate treat even more special. Here are some tips for delicious and fun garnishes:
- Rather than tossing marshmallows into the hot chocolate, skewer some mini marshmallows onto a wooden skewer and set in the mug. I use about 5 on half a bamboo skewer.
- Use some whipped cream in a can, such as Reddi-Wip, and garnish the top. Use a vegetable peeler or grater to grate some chocolate over the top.
- Use the whipped cream as in number 2 above but instead of chocolate shavings as a garnish, drizzle some Hershey’s syrup over the whipped cream.
- Crush up leftover candy canes or peppermint candies and stir into the hot chocolate for a peppermint flavor.
If you’re looking for a delicious homemade hot chocolate recipe try my ultimate hot chocolate. It’s a Christmas morning staple, though I make it when ever the weather cools off. Trust me, it’s so much better than the store bought packets. Hazelnut hot chocolate drops are another fun way to make hot chocolate.