Insanely Good Hot Chocolate Ideas You Have to See


While snowed in last week, I decided to take advantage of the chilly weather and enjoy some hot chocolate. Maybe it was being homebound for days on end or the need for something different (ANYTHING different), but I decided to dress up that cocoa by adding a little something to the rim of the mug.

It’s totally normal to play with your food when you’re bored, right?

Since I hadn’t planned ahead, I only had 2 choices… orange sprinkles or white sugar “sparkles”. The “sparkles” were more wintery looking (and Instagram worthy) so I went with that option. I think this discovery has changed my entire hot chocolate drinking life.

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How to Rim Your Hot Chocolate Mug

  • Milk or Sweetened Condensed Milk
  • Sprinkles or other fun add-on’s
  • Hot Chocolate
  • Your favorite mug
  • 2 plates

This process is similar to adding salt to a Margarita glass. Pour a small amount of milk onto a plate or shallow bowl. Then dip your mug, lip down into the milk.

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Pour out sprinkles onto a second plate or bowl and then dip the lip of your mug into the sprinkles.

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Carefully add your hot chocolate and enjoy!

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A funny thing happened when I shared my photo on Instagram this week. Several people started commenting on what they would rim their mug with.

And that my friends is how inspiration strikes and a blog post is born.

Options to Rim Your Hot Chocolate Mug

Below are some delicious options for rimming your hot chocolate mug and the brilliant bloggers that recommended them:

Bonnie of Whisk’em – Chocolate Chip Cookie Crumbs

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I would’ve never thought to rim a mug with cookie crumbs, but this was A-MAH-ZING!

This got me thinking… another version that could be good:

S’mores

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Add a little graham cracker to your hot chocolate and marshmallows and you’re in business.

Kendra of Simply Darrling – Peppermint

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Mint and chocolate are a classic combo. Crushed peppermint makes this an easy option… especially with left over candy canes around.

Julie of Julie Chats – Mayan Hot Chocolate

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Bring a little heat by adding a bit of chili powder or cinnamon to your sugar rim.

Rachel of Rachel Teodoro– Salted Hot Cocoa

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I’m a big fan of salted chocolate, so I had to give this a try. So good! Next time I’ll try it with caramel to dip the mug in before adding the salt.

Also, inspired by my prop nuts, I decided to try out a…

Nutty Hot Chocolate

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Side note… Should I be concerned about the kind of traffic I’m going to get from including the phrase “prop nuts” in this post?

Moving on…

Julie of Julie Measures – Red Colored Sugar

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This one is perfect for Valentine’s Day.

Teresa of Suite Like Tee – Coconut

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I’m pretty sure coconut is my love language and this version did not disappoint. Toasted or not both options are yummy!

Ali of Fix Me A Little Lunch – Sugar and Orange Zest

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Ali is a food blogger and her suggestion of mixing in a little orange zest with raw sugar takes this hot chocolate to a whole new level.

Tips to Rim Your Hot Chocolate Mug

Choose your “adhesive” depending on your “add-on”

I tried out both milk and sweetened condensed milk for the first step  of the dipping process. I found that with lighter add-ons (like sugar or sprinkles) milk worked best. However, with your heavier options (like cookie crumbs or coconut) sweetened condensed milk is a better choice.

A Little Goes A Long Way

My first inclination was to really dip the mug to get a lot of my add-on placed on the mug. However, when you are actually wanting to drink and enjoy the hot chocolate, less is more. Dipping just the lip provides a fun twist on this treat without inducing a sugar coma.

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The possibilities for dressing up your hot chocolate are only limited to your imagination. So grab a mug, rim it with your favorite option and check out these talented bloggers. A warm drink and great reading is always the perfect combo.

Happy Friday and Cheers!