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Nutella hot chocolate and more variations on a cup of cocoa

A little drizzle or even the slightest chill in the air is a perfect excuse to cozy up to a steaming mug of hot chocolate. If you can't make it to Jean Paul Hévin in Paris for a proper, sumptuous chocolat chaud, you can always whip up your own variation at home. We've got a recipe for a classic hot chocolate to get you started.

And if you're looking to spice things up this year, the folks over at Sheknows.com have some ideas. The website has put together an infographic with 10 different ways to make hot chocolate. Those who only relish in proper chocolat chaud, made with cocoa powder, solid chocolate (or a mixture of both), milk and sugar, may want to look away.

For the peanut butter fans, try 1/4 cup creamy peanut butter with four ounces of chocolate, 1/2 cup of heavy cream and a cup of skim milk in your hot chocolate. If you're a pumpkin spice groupie, just add a little pumpkin pie spice and maple syrup to your milk and cocoa powder.

And of course there's a way to incorporate Nutella. Add a couple tablespoons to your next hot chocolate for a little chocolate hazelnut lovin'.

For more ideas, check out the infographic below.

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