Cinnamon Hot Chocolate Mix Recipe
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Cinnamon Hot Chocolate Mix Recipe

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When our children left for college, they each insisted on taking a large container of this cinnamon-y cocoa mix with them to the dorm. For rich results, all they need to do is add hot milk, stir and enjoy! —Linda Nilsen, Anoka, Minnesota
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 10 min.
MAKES:18 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 10 min.
MAKES: 18 servings


  • 1-3/4 cups nonfat dry milk powder
  • 1 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 1/2 cup powdered nondairy creamer
  • 1/2 cup baking cocoa
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 cup miniature marshmallows
  • 3/4 cup hot milk

Nutritional Facts

3 tablespoons: 101 calories, 1g fat (1g saturated fat), 3mg cholesterol, 69mg sodium, 18g carbohydrate (14g sugars, 0 fiber), 5g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 fruit, 1/2 fat-free milk.


  1. In a large bowl, combine the milk powder, sugar, creamer, cocoa and cinnamon. Add the marshmallows; mix well. Store in an airtight container in a cool dry place for up to 3 months.
  2. To prepare 1 serving: Dissolve 3 tablespoons hot chocolate mix in hot milk. Yield: about 3-1/2 cups mix (18 servings).
Originally published as Cinnamon Hot Chocolate Mix in Quick Cooking November/December 1998, p59

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ayeluvfrogz User ID: 4526966 69361
Reviewed Jan. 22, 2012

"I love this recipe. It isn't overly sweet. We made about 12 batches and gave them out as Christmas gifts. We added 50% more of the baking cocoa and cinnamon though."

kjtr User ID: 5632434 22964
Reviewed Dec. 22, 2010

"I have made this for years for gifts. I put it in quart mason jars after I have stenciled the lids with a Christmas design. Put marshmallows in a holiday mug tie it off with plastic wrap and raffi. I do add a little more chocolate drink and cinnamon to my recipe. I have been told it taste better if it is 3-6 months old. If you are gifting make ahead."

tiring User ID: 4597883 22961
Reviewed Dec. 17, 2010

"I found it left a taste of the powdered milk. Might taste better with more chocolate drink mix."

proediger User ID: 1052915 49982
Reviewed Dec. 7, 2010

"Made this every year for years for each child in my class at school. I watched for mugs to come on sale at the local party store and gave each child a holiday mug filled with a bag of cinnamon hot chocolate mix. They loved it!"

jasavage17 User ID: 2816108 24703
Reviewed Jan. 7, 2010

"Gave this as Christmas gifts this year and it went over really wll. Tried it b/4 I gave it out and it was really good, I had it with warm milk and warm water and both were very good."

calyco User ID: 1925909 49976
Reviewed Dec. 18, 2009

"I made this a couple of weeks ago and loved it. So now I'm making up little Holiday gift bags to hand out."

Monarchsmomma User ID: 1811632 51669
Reviewed Nov. 11, 2009

"I have this almost every morning! I do not add marshmallows to the mix. I add them to the hot chocolate in my mug. I also use dry powered milk, 1/3 cup, 1 cup hot water and the mix. If using powered milk mix with chocolate before adding hot water. While losing weight 65 pounds) this was treat I could look forward to."

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