Top 4 Ways to Up Your Hot Cocoa Game

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On a cold winter’s day, there’s nothing quite like cozying up with a hot cup of cocoa. While hot cocoa is delicious to enjoy on its own, stir things up this season with our top four ways to up your hot cocoa game. Whether you like it icy, spicy or with a hint of mint, here are a few tips to get you started.

S’mores Hot CocoaHot Cocoa

Ingredients

  • 2 cups Milk, any kind
  • 1 cup Water
  • 1/4 cup Sprouts Hot Cocoa
  • 2 Tbsp. Chocolate syrup
  • 2 Tbsp. Sugar
  • Graham crackers, crushed to line rim
  • 1/2 cup Marshmallows

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to low broil and place baking sheet on the highest rack.
  2. Take a few marshmallows and rub them around the top of your mugs so the graham crackers will stick. Then, dip mug in graham cracker crumbs until well lined.
  3. Heat milk and water in a saucepan over medium heat until warm—about 5 minutes.
  4. Add cocoa, chocolate syrup and sugar and whisk vigorously until thoroughly combined.
  5. Pour hot chocolate in mug and top with 1/4 cup of marshmallows each. Carefully set mugs on the baking sheet in the oven and broil marshmallows until browned, keep a close eye on them as not to let them burn.
  6. Carefully remove from the oven.
  7. Top with a drizzle of chocolate syrup and extra graham cracker crumbs.

Frozen Hot Cocoa

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup (4 oz.) Chocolate
  • 1 packet Sprouts Hot Cocoa
  • 2 Tbsp. Sugar
  • 2 cups Milk, any kind
  • 3 cups Ice cubes

Instructions

  1. Chop chocolate into small pieces and melt in a glass container, then microwave in 10–20 second intervals until melted.
  2. Add in hot cocoa mix and sugar to melted chocolate. Mix until blended.
  3. Add in 1/2 cup milk, stir until smooth. Allow to cool to room temperature.
  4. In a blender, place remaining milk, cooled chocolate mixture and ice cubes.
  5. Blend on high speed until smooth.
  6. Pour into mugs and top with whipped cream and sprinkles.

Spicy Hot Cocoa

Ingredients

  • 1 packet of Sprouts Hot Cocoa
  • 1/2 tsp. Cayenne
  • 1/2 cup (4 oz.) Dark chocolate
  • 1/2 cup Milk, any kind
  • 2 Tbsp. Sugar

Instructions

  1. Chop chocolate into small pieces and melt in a glass container, then microwave in 10–20 second intervals until melted.
  2. Add in hot cocoa mix, cayenne and sugar to melted chocolate. Mix until blended.
  3. Add in 1/2 cup milk, stir until smooth.
  4. Add spicy chocolate mix to hot cocoa and stir well. Enjoy!

Minty Hot Cocoa

Ingredients

  • 1 packet of Sprouts Hot Cocoa
  • Peppermint/candy canes
  • Peppermint oil

Instructions

  1. Make hot cocoa and add in a drop of peppermint oil.
  2. Top with whipped cream and crushed peppermint candies/candy canes.
  3. Serve with a candy cane in the mug.