Add pink and white micro marshmallows for a festive garnish and serve in a glass mug to show off the pink.
Add whipped cream and cut strawberries.
Add peppermint or strawberry syrup for fun flavors.
Add peppermint schnapps, amaretto, or strawberry vodka for a boozy version.
Hot chocolate in a mason jar can be refrigerated for 3 days. Pour it back into the saucepan and slowly reheat before serving.
I recommend whole milk since hot chocolate tastes creamier with more fat.
If you want less creamy hot chocolate, use 2% or a non-dairy milk like coconut, cashew, or almond.