Here's How To Doctor Up Swiss Miss Hot Chocolate

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.

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


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

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You can torch your or add spices to it for an extra kick, like in this recipe for . 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.