Six Hot Cocoa Hacks

If you’re an over-achiever, here are some various hot chocolate “hacks” to try:

1.  Add two ounces of espresso, plus a sprinkle of sugar and cinnamon.
2.  Using an oven-safe mug, top it with marshmallows, and put it under the broiler.
3.  Take the hot chocolate mix, and add:  A half-cup of pumpkin puree, one teaspoon of vanilla extract, and a quarter-cup of white chocolate chips.
4.  Stir your hot chocolate recipe with equal parts warmed eggnog.
5.  Drop a scoop of mint chocolate chip ice cream in a small bowl, then pour hot chocolate over it, along with a whipped cream topping.
6.  Make it SPICY with a half-teaspoon of ancho chile powder.  If you do this, consider also adding cinnamon, dark brown sugar, and vanilla extract.