10 Easy Hacks To Make Your Hot Cocoa Next-Level Good

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When it comes to cold-weather beverages, you really can't go wrong with a cup of hot chocolate. It's the perfect antidote to the winter flurries — especially when the fireplace is roaring and your favorite playlist is on.
There's a lot more to making cocoa than pouring a packet of Swiss Miss into boiling water, though. Like many renowned dishes in the culinary world, it's all about the secret ingredient. Click on for 10 unexpected garnishes you can add to upgrade your beverage from store-bought to chocolatier. Your favorite form of liquid comfort will never be the same again.