Here's How to Doctor Up Swiss Miss Hot Chocolate

With just a dash of spice, a dollop of whipped cream, or a hint of booze you can upgrade your hot chocolate instantly
Here's How to Doctor Up Swiss Miss Hot Chocolate

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A cup of hot chocolate is the perfect warming winter drink.

Whether it is 75 or 10 degrees F outside where you are this winter, there is one winter tradition that you shouldn’t forgo — hot chocolate.

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While you may not be in the mood to make your own from scratch, there are plenty of ways to doctor up instant hot chocolate to turn this winter staple from basic into a sophisticated drink in no time. Tap into your inner culinary artist to make a s’mores inspired hot chocolate complete with toasted marshmallow cream and crushed graham crackers or spice it up with cayenne pepper, cinnamon, and nutmeg for a Mexican chocolate hot chocolate drink.

Whether you are trying to keep warm or are just craving a little bit of wintertime tradition we have three ways to instantly upgrade your instant hot chocolate that will make your guests think they mistakenly walked into a coffee shop, and not your kitchen.

Bacon

Bacon

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Add candied bacon to your hot chocolate for a sweet and salty twist.


Add candied bacon, maple syrup, and whipped cream to your Swiss Miss Hot Chocolate for a delicious, warming, winter drink.

Booze

Booze

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Add a splash of Bailey's, tequila, or rum to your hot chocolate.


Make your hot chocolate adults-only by adding a splash of Baileys or tequila for extra warmth. This instant upgrade couldn’t be simpler.

Marshmallow Fluff

Marshmallow Fluff

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You can torch your marshmallow fluff or add spices to it for an extra kick, like in this recipe for Black Pepper Marshmallow Fluff. A little infusion of star anise, chile pepper, or cinnamon will add tons of flavor.

Angela Carlos is the Cook Editor at The Daily Meal. Find her on Twitter and tweet @angelaccarlos.