Crackling Hot Cocoa Recipe
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Crackling Hot Cocoa Recipe

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This hot chocolate recipe is more than a warm-you-up—it's rich and thick decadence in a mug.—Cyndi Nistico, Palm Island, Florida
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
MAKES:2 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
MAKES: 2 servings


  • 2/3 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 4 ounces dark chocolate candy bar, chopped
  • 1/2 cup 2% milk
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 cinnamon stick (3 inches)
  • Cinnamon whiskey, optional
  • Heavy whipping cream, whipped
  • Additional cinnamon sticks, optional


  1. In a small saucepan, heat the first five ingredients over medium heat just until mixture comes to a simmer, stirring constantly. Remove from heat. Discard cinnamon stick; if desired, stir in cinnamon whiskey. Pour into mugs; top with whipped cream. Serve with cinnamon sticks if desired. Yield: 2 servings.
Originally published as Crackling Hot Cocoa in Breakfast & Brunch Bookazine 2016, p12

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