9 Ways to Zhuzh Up Hot Chocolate

Make those cozy cups extra special.

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December 05, 2022

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Nothing warms and brightens on cold days like a cup of hot chocolate. Melty marshmallows beneath mountains of whipped cream. That extra chocolatey last sip at the bottom of the mug. One of winter’s warmest hugs. We’ve gathered up simple, fun and absolutely adorable additions to zhuzh up your cup including mini gingerbread mug toppers and snowman marshmallow kits. Whether we are Swiss Miss kids at heart or we live for the smells of chocolate and milk slowly being simmered over the stovetop, these additions will give you that little something to make any cup of cocoa that much more special.

This mini gingerbread house sits on top of the rim of your mug and makes for a delectable snack to pair with your cocoa. Adorned with beautiful holiday designs and snowy sugar rooftops, this topper easily transforms any hot chocolate into a fun and festive treat.

Dip a snowman-shaped marshmallow into white chocolate, dress it up with some icing and sprinkles and let it float on top of your mug! This kit includes all of your marshmallow decorating essentials and is sure to be a crowd-pleaser at any winter gathering.


Marshmallows and whipped cream all in one. A hot chocolate lover’s dream. Keep the can close, you’ll be reaching for those touch ups more than just a few times!


Chocolate, white chocolate and caramel drizzles are hot cocoa magic! Add one (or two, or all three) of these sauces on top of your hot chocolate or squeeze a little of them into the inside of your mug before filling it up for a chocolatey, luscious caramel touch.

Find all of your hot cocoa needs in one place with these hot chocolate bombs filled with mini marshmallows. Drop one into some warm milk for a delightful treat!


Fewer pairings are more compatible than hot chocolate and peppermint. Sprinkle some of these crushed candy canes on top of your cup for a minty sip and the perfect little crunch.

Mushroom meets hot chocolate in this Cocoa Magic Mushroom Blend made with a mixture of reishi, lion’s mane, lucuma and unroasted dark chocolate. Umami-filled, chocolatey goodness. Yum!


Steep some dried lavender into your warm milk for a floral cup of cocoa that soothes and sweetens on those cozy winter days.


Two beloved beverages come together in one mix for a cinnamony cocoa sip that is absolutely delicious. Another cup, please!

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