Hot chocolate is a top seasonal drink. It’s warm, creamy, and delicious. However, you can elevate your hot cocoa experience by adding a few things. Check out our tips for enhancing hot chocolate taste and flavor for great suggestions.
Add a Shot of Coffee
Do you need an afternoon pick-me-up? Well, add a shot of coffee to your hot chocolate. Coffee adds a nutty flavor to your drink while providing a caffeine boost. You can choose your preferred coffee or flavor mixes. For example, caramel mocha is one of the most popular flavor concentrates for beverages. After adding some flavoring, your hot cocoa will taste amazing.
Throw in Some Mint
It’s no secret that mint chocolate chip ice cream is a crowd favorite. It’s the perfect combination of these two complementary flavors that you can add to hot chocolate. First, create a mint concentrate by brewing a cup of mint leaves in half a cup of water. Then, add the brew into your hot chocolate in place of some liquid. A simple alternative to brewing mint leaves is adding peppermint oil or mint tea to your mug of hot cocoa.
Sprinkle in Cinnamon
Cinnamon is one of the best seasonal flavors. The aroma alone pulls you into any drink. When you’re making a mug of hot chocolate, sprinkle in a dash of cinnamon for a fantastic, spiced beverage. You can also use a cinnamon stick to stir your cup of cocoa. Regardless of the method, you will have a rich and fragrant drink.
Incorporate Orange Zest
When you think of hot chocolate, orange flavoring may not come to mind. However, it’s one of the best flavor enhancers. The acidity of the orange brings out the sweetest in the hot chocolate and helps balance the richness. The next time you’re making a cup of cocoa, add the zest of half an orange. You can go a step further and top your cup with whipped cream and garnish with orange peel.
Include a Scoop of Ice Cream
A delicious way to enhance the taste of hot chocolate is including a scoop of ice cream. You may think, “Isn’t that just a milkshake?” But it’s not. We consider it a hot chocolate float. Fill your cup halfway with hot chocolate, and then top with a scoop of your preferred ice cream. If you need help thinking of ice cream flavors, we recommend a scoop of vanilla.
Hot chocolate is a fan favorite seasonal drink, and you can elevate your experience by adding a few things. We hope our tips for enhancing hot chocolate taste and flavor were beneficial to you. If you’re interested in more flavoring, check out Get Suckered’s selection of beverage and concentrated flavors. We’re sure you will find something you love.