Friday, October 12, 2012

Cinnamon Hot Chocolate


As the days grow crisper I find myself craving hot chocolate for an after-dinner treat. So, because everything is better homemade, I decided to make my own batch of hot chocolate powder that will last for months and months. It is so much more flavorful and delicious than pre-made cocoa mix and it has a special ingredient, too.

3 1/2 cups sugar
2 1/4 cups unsweetened cocoa powder
1 tablespoon salt
3 tablespoons cinnamon (I would add up to double this amount next time)

Whisk all ingredients together and store in an airtight jar. 
To serve, heat milk in a mug and stir in about 
2 heaping scoops of the cocoa mix. 

The bitterness and spice of the cinnamon is a perfect contrast to the sweet chocolate, so feel free to add as much cinnamon to the mix as you'd like. I like to make homemade, freshly whipped cream to go on top, and I finish it with a dusting of cinnamon.

Update: I just thought of a very cute gift idea for this hot cocoa mix that I may try this Christmas. Fill glass mason jars with this powder, along with a handful of mini marshmallows stirred in for an extra festive twist. Tie with a bow and you have a beautiful homemade gift!  


  1. oh that's such a great idea!! I may have to borrow it :)

    have a great weekend!

    xoxo, Amy @ Interpret As You May

  2. Love that jar! Where did you get it?

    1. Believe it or not, the PX! As a fellow Army wife I'm sure you'll appreciate that :)


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