Steeping Whole Spices Option: Place 2 cinnamon sticks, 6-8 cracked cardamom pods, and 2 whole star anise into hot chocolate mixture before heating. After heating for final 5 minutes, turn off heat, cover and steep for 10 minutes. Remove whole spices or strain and reheat gently, if necessary, before serving.
Warm Spiced Coconut Mocha: Ladle hot chocolate mixture into mug and pour in shot of espresso or freshly brewed coffee. Top with coconut cream or whipped cream and chopped chocolate covered coffee beans.