Is your current hot chocolate offering lacking excitement? Are you worried about losing customers to more creative drinks chains? Luckily, there are plenty of ways you can spice up your plain old hot chocolates, and none of them are difficult.

Keep reading for five fun ways to take your hot drinks to the next level. Your customers won't know what's hit them!

1. Add Whipped Cream 

It's the classic, but it makes a huge difference. A plain cup of chocolate looks uninteresting at best, tragic at worst. But when it's topped with a generous mountain of whipped cream and a liberal coating of cocoa powder, your drink instantly feels decadent and luxurious.

2. Top with Marshmallows 

This is a really fun addition that's especially popular with kids. Stock up on mini marshmallows to throw on top of cream, and use larger marshmallows to top plain drinks—they'll melt ever-so-slightly, creating a delicious, sweet, flavour experience. Choose marshmallows in different colours and shapes to add extra novelty and stand out from others.

3. Use a Plant-Based Milk 

Whether your customers are vegan, dairy-free, or just keen to try something new, offering a selection of plant-based milks is a great way to make their drinks more exciting. You can make delicious hot chocolate using soy, coconut, almond, hazelnut, cashew and hemp milk, and you can be sure that other chains don't offer such a great selection. Catering to different dietary requirements is an excellent way to build a dedicated customer base, fast.

4. Add Flavored Syrups 

Grabbing a selection of flavoured syrups is one of the best things you can do for your business. It allows you to create new specials, unique flavour combinations, and novelty drinks for different holidays. You could offer a pumpkin spice hot chocolate at Halloween, a gingerbread hot chocolate at Christmas, and a berry hot chocolate on Valentine's day. The only limit is your imagination, so get creative!

5. Include a Themed Biscuit

Once you've created a novelty drink, adding a themed treat is a great way to make your drink look extra special. That gingerbread hot chocolate - why not top it with a cute, miniature gingerbread man? For your valentine's drink, a heart-shaped cookie would be the perfect finishing touch. You don't have to spend a fortune to create a drink which really draws the customers in.

Are your plain old hot chocolates not cutting it anymore? Spice things up with the fun suggestions above! For more information, contact a beverage supplies service.