Hot Chocolate Toppings and More for a DIY Hot Chocolate Bar

Looking for hot chocolate toppings for a DIY hot chocolate bar or night in with a cup of liquid indulgence? You have come to the right place!

I’ve got a glorious list of liquids, ingredients, and treats that can all be put on or in a cup of fresh hot chocolate. I’ve put them on a list you can download, print off, and tick off once tried. Read to the end of the article to get the printable list.

Hot Chocolate Toppings List

Be sure to check out my homemade hot chocolate recipe, too, if you fancy making it yourself. Sure, the store-bought stuff is really yummy. But this homemade one is especially rich and creamy!

Homemade hot chocolate

Popular Hot Chocolate Toppings

These are some classic toppings for your hot chocolate. You should be able to find these ingredients at your local store. Have fun with these.

  1. Mini Marshmallows
  2. Whipped Cream
  3. Chocolate Shavings
  4. Caramel Sauce
  5. Chocolate Sauce
  6. Cinnamon
  7. Nutmeg
  8. Flaky Sea Salt
  9. Chili Flakes or Powder or Pinch of Cayenne
  10. Syrups

For Dipping

Who doesn’t love dipping all kinds of treats in tea and chocolate? If you go ga-ga for a good dunk, you must get some of these biscuits and treats for your hot chocolate station.

  1. Biscotti
  2. Churros
  3. Shortbread Fingers
  4. Ladyfingers
  5. Sugar Cookies
  6. Ginger Cookies
  7. Wafer Cookies
  8. Pretzels
  9. Peanut Butter Cookies
  10. Cheesecake Bites

Hot Chocolate Toppings and Stir-Ins Just for Adults

There are plenty of ways to make your hot chocolate boozy and a little more naughty! These liquors and ingredients are ideal for adult dinner parties, late night get-togethers, or Saturday night on the sofa with loved ones.

  1. Baileys Irish Cream
  2. Kahlua
  3. Cointreau
  4. Rum
  5. Amaretto
  6. Peppermint Schnapps
  7. Frangelico
  8. Whisky
  9. Bourbon
  10. Chocolate Liqueur

More Hot Chocolate Toppings and Stir-Ins

There’s no end to the indulgent extras you can mix and top with your hot chocolate. If you’re still looking for ideas, consider some of these.

  1. Chopped Peppermint Bark
  2. Chopped Toffee Bar
  3. Chopped Almond Flakes
  4. Espresso Powder
  5. Orange Zest
  6. Maple Syrup
  7. Oreo Crumbs
  8. Sprinkles
  9. Desiccated Coconut
  10. Vanilla Extract
  11. Cloves
  12. Cheese
  13. Sweetened Condensed Milk
  14. Cardamom
  15. Ground ginger
  16. Star Anise
  17. Honey
  18. Chai Spice Mix
  19. Pumpkin Spice Mix
  20. Matcha Powder

Let me know in the comments what toppings are your personal favorites!

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Hot Chocolate Toppings List

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