With every passing day as the temperature falls, the craving for hot cocoa rises. But not just a winter drink, cocoa has too many health benefits also: cocoa may help out your heart health. More specifically, cocoa consists of flavonols, which in itself have a lot of health benefits, like the ones listed:
- Decreases cholesterol levels
- Reduces blood pressure
- Maintains blood sugar
- Lowers inflammation
- Reduces heart attacks’ risks
- Reduces risk of strokes
Though there’s a catch — it was discovered that ingesting a specific, small quantity of cocoa helped lower these risks. Yet, once the amount exceeded a certain amount, these positive results were no longer observed.
Nothing quite hits the spot sort of a mug of hot cocoa. Though keeping it, old school is cold; there is a whole new world of cocoa hacks to explore. Give your old ways a new spin by these fantastic hot chocolate hacks.
Add in Cream
Though water is excellent, adding cream to your hot chocolate would make is amazingly delicious. Depending on the fact that how much rich you like your hot chocolate to be, you can use milk or cream, or even a combination of the two.
Peanut Butter Hot Chocolate
Peanut butter combined with hot chocolate is a match made in heaven. Adding some marshmallows to it is even better. Now, this is one of the fantastic hot chocolate hacks.
There are numerous hacks to make hot chocolate. Chai spice would give an exotic Indian touch to your hot chocolate. To get this India hot flavor profile, you can try creating your chai spice mix by adding a touch of cinnamon, cardamom, and ginger.
Peppermint Hot Chocolate
Peppermint hot chocolate falls under the best ways to make hot chocolate. It is a nourishing perfection for your winter days. It can be served with peppermint stick garnish over whipped cream.
Hot Chocolate and Red Wine
What would you do if asked to take your pick from red wine or hot chocolate? Difficult question? Do not worry, though. You also got the option of combining the two for a fantastic weather drink. (One of the best ways to make hot chocolate, isn’t it?)
Tasty Mug Floaters
Much easier than what it sounds with these hacks to make better hot chocolate. All you have to do is melt some chocolate chips into a muffin cup and freeze them until they set. Add in your favorite floaters (marshmallows, peppermint crumbles), then enjoy your drink.
Hot Chocolate with Toasted Marshmallows
Hot Chocolate with Toasted Marshmallows will give you not only a mouth-watering treat but also an Instagram worthy result. If you have enough time, try out torched marshmallow frosting for a much better result. This one is known to the most elegant hack to make hot chocolate.
Crushed Candy Canes on White Hot Chocolate
This is an outstanding pair for a perfect holiday mode. Although adding crushed candy canes to your hot chocolate can easily turn it into a 21+ beverage, but can be avoided if you wish to keep your drink PG-13.
S’mores Hot Chocolate
Want to make the best chocolate drink in the town for yourself? All you have to do is mix marshmallows, crushed graham crackers, and cocoa powder, and a drool-worthy chocolate drink for you is ready. Enjoyyyyyy!!!!
Pumpkin Hot Chocolate
A list of hacks to make better hot chocolate would definitely be incomplete without pumpkin hot chocolate. Pumpkin hot chocolate is a sugar-free, dairy-free, and gluten-free yet looks effortlessly tempting.
Adding syrup to your hot chocolate will turn it into a mouth-watering drink. What you got to do is, instead of plain cocoa powder, add in different flavored syrups with steamed milk.
Hot chocolate is a type of drink that you can blend variously and can make you fall in love with it every time. Hope you enjoy these hacks to make hot chocolate and savor it.