Hot Chocolate Plus


5 tasty hot chocolate upgrades


By Cottage Life


Photo by Comstock/Thinkstock

No need to drop $4 every time you want a cup of fancy hot chocolate. Use your favourite mix (or recipe) and these simple add-ins; you’ll ward off the winter chill with gourmet cocoa from the comfort of your own cottage. Top with whipped cream—all that’s missing is the cardboard cup.

Make it creamy: Stir in 1 to 2 tbsp 
peanut butter or 1 tbsp chocolate or butterscotch chips, or 
add a scoop of vanilla 
ice cream.

Liqueur is 
your friend: Try Baileys, Kahlúa, 
Grand Marnier, 
crème de menthe, Frangelico, or 

Spice it up: Mix in 1/4 tsp 
cinnamon, nutmeg, 
or cardamom.

Enhance the taste: Add 3 tbsp maraschino cherry juice, 1 tsp grated orange zest, 1/2 tsp 
almond extract, 1 to 2 tbsp 
seedless raspberry jam, 
or 1 to 2 tbsp pumpkin 
pie filling.

Let it melt: Add a caramel hard candy, a peppermint 
or two, or a miniature candy cane (they’ll soften and add flavour as you drink).

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