Hot Chocolate for the Holidays

Hot Cocoa for the holidays with cookies

Make Your Holiday Hot Chocolate Special

Looking for ways to level up your hot chocolate for the holidays? I’ve got a few suggestions to make this winter tradition special. {Find clickable affiliate links to products throughout this post.}

Different Hot Cocoa Flavors

  • Be adventurous and try different hot cocoa flavors. Cinnamon, salted caramel, pumpkin spice, and peppermint were some of the ones I came across when shopping for the right mix. You can also opt for low-calorie, non-dairy, or organic varieties, too.
  • Invest in marshmallows. Not just any marshmallows. Get the good stuff. Flavored ones or ones that look like snowmen or other cute wintery items. I promise this will put you in the holiday spirit.
  • Speaking of marshmallows, did you know that Marshmallow Mug Toppers is a thing? I spotted these Melville Salted Caramel Marshmallow Mug Toppers at my local Costco last year. If you’re interested, here’s a link to Melville’s website. They’ve got cute ones in different shapes like Christmas trees, snowflakes, and gingerbread men, too.
Marshmallow mug toppers
  • Get the cute “spoons” and stirrers that melt as you stir and add a little flavor to your hot chocolate.
  • Enjoy them with your favorite holiday cookies. I bought some seasonal gingersnap cookies from Waioli Kitchen & Bake Shop, here in Hawai’i. Whether you bake your own, eat them out of a package, or support a local bakery, there is nothing better than a delicious cookie and hot chocolate.
overhead shot of hot cocoa and cookies
  • If you want to go totally non-traditional, you can always swap out your mug of hot chocolate for a Hot Cocoa Ice Cream Flavored Ice Cream Sandwich from Whole Foods. They’re delicious and a completely different way to enjoy hot cocoa.
Whole Foods 365 Hot Cocoa Flavored Ice Cream Sandwiches
  • No matter how you decide to drink or eat your hot chocolate, enjoy it with your favorite Christmas movie! I recommend Elf or a Christmas Story, but I’m sure you’ve got a favorite that’ll get you in the cozy, holiday spirit.

Let me know in the comments, how you’ll be enjoying hot chocolate for the holidays!

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