Berries, Cookies and More, Toppings For Your Hot Chocolate

Everyone, from little children to grownups, loves a mug of hot chocolate with a marshmallow on top—the perfect winter beverage. Its classic charm and comforting warmth make it a beloved beverage that will never go out of style. Did you know, though, that marshmallows aren't the only option when it comes to toppings?

DIY hot chocolate bars are surprisingly simple to put together and the process of selecting toppings is pretty simple. Either make it appear like a winter wonderland or keep it classy and understated. Exactly how everyone desires to be is quite subjective. For all your winter celebrations, whether it's a family get-together, a sweet exchange or something else entirely, a bar stocked with the finest hot chocolate toppings is sure to be a hit. 

What follows is a list of five alternatives to marshmallows that are sure to taste delicious on top of your hot chocolate. To find out more, continue reading.   


Making your hot chocolate with berries, despite the fact that it is an unusual addition, can end up being your favourite method to enjoy your hot chocolate. When it comes to topping your preferred beverage, you have the option of selecting berries such as blueberries, strawberries, raspberries, or cranberries. In addition to having a deliciously crunchy texture, the juicy berries have a flavour that is both sour and sweet, and they are sure to make your cup of hot chocolate taste even better. 

Dark Cocoa Powder 

It is recommended that you go with an unsweetened cocoa powder that does not include any additives. Additionally, it is essential that you select a reputable brand because the flavours vary by brand. If you are looking for a more robust chocolate flavour, black cocoa powder is the way to go.  After you have finished preparing the hot chocolate, garnish it with the desired amount of cocoa powder and then enjoy it. 

Caramel Or Chocolate Sauce 

The addition of chocolate sauce or caramel sauce is yet another common ingredient that may instantly boost the flavour of your traditional hot chocolate. Not only do both sweet sauces have a sweet flavour, but they also have a smooth texture, which makes the experience of drinking hot chocolate even more enjoyable. This is because both sweet sauces match very well with hot chocolate. 

Chopped Peanuts 

One of the most frequent ingredients found in the cupboard that may be used as a topping for your delicious hot chocolate. A wonderful contrast is created between the sweet and creamy hot chocolate and the earthy and nutty flavour of peanuts, which serves to make the hot chocolate more enjoyable. The addition of peanuts to the beverage not only imparts flavour but also imparts a satisfying crunch that a lot of people enjoy. For a unique twist on your typical cup of hot chocolate, give this topping a few tries. 

Crushed Cookies 

The combination of cookies' sweet and chewy tastes makes them an excellent accompaniment to your hot chocolate. A fantastic way to pamper yourself, these cookies are soft and delicious. If you want to take your hot chocolate to the next level, all you need to do is crush the cookies and then, as a topping, sprinkle the powdered cookies over the beverage. Your mouth will be filled with a fantastic explosion of flavours as they combine well. 

Whipped Cream  

Cold or hot, whipped cream complements a wide variety of beverages. Hot chocolate is no exception to the rule that this multipurpose ingredient can take any beverage to the next level. For a rich and indulgent hot chocolate experience this winter, just top your mug with whipped cream after you've finished making it.