Hot Chocolate with Marshmallows

Recipe for Hot Chocolate with Marshmallows
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4 cups milk
3/4 cup sugar
1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
4 ounces bittersweet chocolate, chopped
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon (optional)
Homemade Mini-Marshmallows (optional)


In a medium-size saucepan on medium setting, heat milk to a gentle simmer. Whisk in sugar, cocoa powder, chopped chocolate*, and cinnamon.

*If you have extra time, melt the chocolate separately in a double boiler (or, just set a bowl over a saucepan of simmering water). Heat the milk with other ingredients separately. Once the chocolate is melted, whisk into the milky mixture.

Simmer the mixture, whisking continuously, until chocolate and sugar are melted and mixture begins to thicken. Divide among four mugs.

Sprinkle with mini-marshmallows. Try making your own (recipe below)!

Homemade Mini-Marshmallows


6 servings

Preparation Time

45 Minutes

Total Time

270 Minutes


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