Hot Cocoa Toppings + Add-Ins


Winter weather is better with slippers and a little hot cocoa! But now that we’re adults, let’s update this childhood favorite. Take it up a notch with add-ins and toppings. Happy National Cocoa Day!

Top your mug with everything from candy canes, candy corn, and syrup…well maybe not those last two, just make it something Buddy the Elf would be proud of!


Here are some of my favorites:

  • Crushed peppermint sticks
  • Marshmallows
  • Ground cinnamon or cinnamon sticks
  • Sea salt
  • Candied ginger
  • Candy cane syrup
  • Vanilla extract
  • Caramel sauce
  • Chocolate sauce
  • Flavored syrups
  • Chili powder
  • Toffee pieces
  • Whip Topping
  • Booze - whiskey, vodka, bourbon, Irish cream, amaretto, etc.