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.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.
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.