Variations and Hacks
Instead of vanilla extract, try substituting it with peppermint or caramel. For peppermint, top with whipped cream and crushed peppermint candies. For caramel, drizzle some salted caramel sauce over the top of your whipped cream.
If you love Nutella as much as I do, stir half a cup into your heated cocoa until it’s melted. To really take it over the top, chop a couple of Ferrero Rocher candies (or chop some hazelnuts and dark chocolate) and sprinkle the pieces over some whipped cream. Yum!