Hot cocoa is my winter indulgence. Nightly, if possible. And always made with milk, not water. This cinnamon dark chocolate cocoa mix is rich and delicious. Perfect for a romantic winter rendezvous, don’t ya think?

Combine all the ingredients in a medium-sized mixing bowl and incorporate evenly. In a small saucepan, heat 3 cups of whole milk. Fill two 12-ounce mugs half full with the cocoa mixture and pour in the hot milk. Stir to combine and sprinkle with ground cinnamon on top. Better yet, add in a handful of miniature marshmallows. Sip slowly and breathe deeply. The perfect nightcap before bed.

Store any remaining cinnamon dark chocolate cocoa mixture in an airtight container.

For another great hot cocoa option, try Baked Chicago’s Aztec Hot Chocolate recipe.

 

Ingredients:

2 cups powdered sugar
1 cup unsweetened dark chocolate cocoa powder
1 teaspoon kosher salt
2 teaspoons cornstarch
2 tablespoons ground cinnamon

 

Number of servings: 12

Cooking time: 5 minutes